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In this section of the Avnet Newsroom, you'll find our press releases listed in chronological order and archived by year. Organize press releases with the dropdown menu or try the "Search terms" feature to search by keyword, date range and more.

  • July 2, 2018

    Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it will begin to offer ParceLive, a real-time shipment tracking system, on a global basis to its customer base. The ParceLive service was developed by Hanhaa, a UK-based IoT innovator.

  • June 27, 2018

    Demonstrating its continued expertise in developing and managing strategic, value-enhancing supply chain solutions, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology company, has been recognized by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. as a high-tech supply chain organization.

  • June 13, 2018

    Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology company, today announced that Tony Roybal has been named regional president, Americas electronic components for Avnet, reporting to Phil Gallagher, senior vice president and global president, electronic components.

    In his new role, Roybal will oversee all activities related to Avnet’s electronic components business in the Americas and manage the operations teams supporting the

  • element14 and Hackster.io comprise world’s largest community to support creators, professional engineers and entrepreneurs in technology product development

    June 12, 2018

    One million members have joined Avnet’s online communities, element14.com and Hackster.io, creating the world’s largest collaborative networks of engineers, entrepreneurs and developers who learn from each other’s product ideas. element14 and Hackster help product developers all over the world get work done faster and more effectively. Instead of scouring several sources for answers, members turn to the communities of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT)

  • Companies align to accelerate delivery of differentiated IIoT products and services

    June 5, 2018

    Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and relayr, a global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform provider, have established a strategic alliance to accelerate the development and delivery of complete end-to-end IIoT solutions to customers throughout the Americas and Europe.

  • May 23, 2018

    Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), a leading global technology company, today announced that Oleg Khaykin has been appointed to the company's board of directors. He will also serve on the audit committee and the corporate governance committee.

    Khaykin is currently president and CEO of Viavi Solutions, Inc., a provider of network and service enablement solutions. He is also a member of their board of directors. He joined Viavi in February

  • Conference title sponsor for the second consecutive year, Avnet demonstrates how it empowers more than 2 million customers to bring their IoT projects to life

    May 14, 2018

    Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), a leading global technology company, will be showcasing its connected ecosystem this week at Internet of Things (IoT) World 2018, May 14-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The Avnet ecosystem is an expansive network of owned companies, services, solutions and partners that provides more than two million customers with the tools and resources they need to bring their IoT projects to market

  • Ticker symbol to remain “AVT”

    April 26, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it will transfer its stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange to The Nasdaq Global Select Market (Nasdaq). The company expects that its common stock will commence trading on Nasdaq on May 8, and will continue to be listed under the “AVT” ticker symbol.

  • Strategic Initiatives Continue to Drive Improved Financial Performance

    April 26, 2018

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2018.

    Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Highlights

  • April 2018 edition of Supply Chain Navigator also includes exclusive interview with HP Inc. CSCO Stuart Pann

    April 24, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, released the latest edition of the Supply Chain Navigator, supply chain thought leadership journal, with an exclusive interview with HP Inc. Chief Supply Chain Officer Stuart Pann, and an in-depth look at how IoT connectivity in the Factory of the Future has put industrial supply chains in the crosshairs of the world’s most sophisticated and malicious cybercriminals.

  • Agreement extends existing European and APAC franchise relationship worldwide across Nordic’s complete range of wireless connectivity hardware, firmware, and development tools

    March 26, 2018

    Nordic Semiconductor today announced it has signed a new agreement with Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, covering the distribution of Nordic’s Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE), ANT+, IEEE 802.15.4, and 2.4GHz proprietary ultra low power (ULP) wireless connectivity solutions in the Americas.

  • March 19, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the new Ultra96™ development board. Avnet’s Ultra96 board adds a wide range of potential peripherals and programmable logic acceleration engines not previously available on the 96Boards platform. Avnet will be previewing and accepting pre-orders for the new board at the Linaro Connect Conference, March 19-23, Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong.

  • Bundle includes hardware, software development tools, application reference designs and 4G LTE-M network enablement for management, storage and analytics of connected IoT devices

    March 15, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the availability of the AT&T IoT Starter Kit (LTE-M, STM32L4), the latest in a series of AT&T IoT Starter Kits engineered by Avnet in collaboration with AT&T.

  • February 23, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president, solutions development and delivery for Avnet Velocity, Avnet’s global supply chain solution innovation center, has been named among the 2018 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

  • February 22, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho), the global leader in Augmented Identity, have joined forces to collaborate on the development of a new future-proof cellular connectivity solution that meets the growing communication requirements for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications.

  • Ethisphere Institute recognizes Avnet for leading with purpose and integrity

    February 13, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has been recognized as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Avnet’s consistency in leading with purpose and integrity has now been lauded by Ethisphere for five consecutive years.

  • With the aim to nurture start-ups and entrepreneurs in Singapore

    February 6, 2018

    Avnet Asia partnered with Xilinx® in the “Lab to Market” Tech Talk Series, organized by the A*STAR Postdoc and Early Career Scientists Society (A*PECSS) at the JTC Launchpad in Singapore. Presenters from Avnet Asia, Xilinx and A*STAR discussed the future of driverless cars and other embedded vision applications.

  • Second annual competition recognizes forward-thinking technologies by student engineers

    February 5, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, in partnership with Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, today announced Hoolest Performance Technologies as the winning team of the second annual ASU Innovation Open (ASUio). Avnet’s support for the competition demonstrates the company’s commitment to guiding today’s ideas into tomorrow’s technology. The final round of the 2018 ASUio was held at the

  • January 31, 2018

    Avnet Asia Pte Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). Students in their second and third year from the School of Electrical Engineering at the university will soon be equipped with knowledge on key IoT trends and innovations, and skills in deploying IoT applications with a team of Avnet technical experts.

  • Exhibiting with Avnet Abacus and Farnell Element 14, company to present  more than 60 leading-edge product and application demos at the show

    January 31, 2018

    Avnet Silica, an Avnet company (NYSE: AVT), has announced it will be exhibiting at Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany from 27th February to 1st March. Avnet Silica will be located in Hall 1 at stand 1-370 to showcase a wide range of innovative solutions that target key markets including the Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity, security and embedded vision.  

  • Training gives engineers head start in mastering design flows using Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite

    January 31, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that video presentations of the four-part MiniZed SpeedWay Design Workshopsinteractive series, launched in the fourth quarter of 2017, are now also available online for free, on-demand viewing at ZedBoard.org.

  • January 25, 2018

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the second quarter ended December 30, 2017.

    Second Quarter Results

  • Fully certified, production-ready, second-gen solution streamlines IoT system development

    January 9, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the availability of the AT&T IoT Starter Kit (2nd Generation), an innovative new System-on-Module IoT solution that provides a complete development environment for both prototyping and production of sensor-to-cloud applications and services. Powered by AT&T IoT services, this kit is fully compliant with FCC, PTCRB, and AT&T network certifications for

  • Offerings combine IoTConnect software platform with hardware from technology providers including NXP Semiconductors

    January 8, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will showcase a selection of innovative smart solutions based on its secure IoTConnect platform at CES 2018, January 9-12 in Las Vegas. Avnet’s IoTConnect platform was developed to provide customers with a single go-to software platform to support the complex communications, device and data management capabilities required to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to

  • Solution leverages Avnet’s MiniZed to improve interface for voice control AI targeting home and industry

    January 4, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Aaware, Inc., an emerging global supplier of sound capture technology for far-field, voice-enabled digital products, today introduced Aaware’s Sound Capture Platform, designed to provide product development teams with higher performance, scale and flexibility. The solution leverages Avnet’s MiniZed Zynq SoC development platform to improve sound capture performance for