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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.

  • January 14, 2019

    January 14, 2019 – Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today released the January 2019 issue of Supply Chain Navigator. The issue offers a glimpse into some of the operational strategies and technology implementations leading supply chain organizations are leveraging to build the financial and foundational strength needed to enable businesses to innovate and grow amid increasingly unpredictable economic conditions. 

  • Conference call and webcast to follow at 2:30 p.m. MST / 4:30 p.m. EST

    January 10, 2019

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a global technology solutions company, today announced it will report financial results for the second quarter fiscal year 2019 on January 24 after market close. Following the earnings release, Avnet Chief Executive Officer Bill Amelio and Avnet Chief Financial Officer Tom Liguori will host a webcast and conference call at 2:30 p.m. MST / 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss the financial results and provide a

  • New kit accelerates rapid prototyping by giving developers easy access to the fastest and easiest way to equip IoT endpoint devices to be highly secure

    January 7, 2019

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Security is the biggest challenge to developers bringing new IoT endpoint devices to market. To meet this need, leading global technology solutions provider, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) today introduced the Avnet Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit, which supports rapid prototyping of IoT implementations using Microsoft’s Azure Sphere, an end-to-end solution for creating highly-secured, connected Microcontroller (MCU) devices.

  • New IoT and AI technology enables rapid prototyping and security at the edge; Music: Not Impossible demonstrates the power of IoT solutions and services

    January 3, 2019

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Through a combination of unique hardware, software and cloud connectivity solutions, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) will bring Internet of Things (IoT) technology to life during CES 2019.

  • Partnerships help developers advance their innovations; security remains top challenge to IoT deployment

    December 19, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology experienced remarkable double-digit growth in 2018, yet security for IoT continues to be the greatest challenge for electronic product developers to overcome, according to new research from Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider.

  • Broadens global customer access and support to interconnect products

    December 18, 2018

    PHOENIX & NEW ALBANY, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Building on their existing partnership, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, and Samtec, a privately held global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, today announced an extension of their distribution agreement. Avnet customers in Asia Pacific and Japan now have access to Samtec’s full product portfolio.

  • Positions Avnet as the premier provider for AI, IoT and digital data platform solutions

    December 12, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT) today announced that it will acquire Softweb Solutions, Inc., a privately held software and Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that delivers innovative software solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and systems designed to increase efficiency, speed time to market, and help businesses transform.

  • SimplePlus significantly reduces product development cycle

    December 11, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced the release of SimplePlus Display Solutions globally. SimplePlus is a unique platform that simplifies the process of customizing LCD touch display solutions for applications spanning markets which include industrial automation, medical, transportation, and more. No matter the application, SimplePlus provides the ability to meet user experience

  • photo of Avnet and Nexperia leadership teams

    Two industry leaders deliver performance and quality

    December 11, 2018

    Nexperia, the global leader in discretes, logic and MOSFET devices, and global technology solutions provider Avnet, which supports customers from idea to design and from prototype to production, today announce celebrating a half century of successfully working together with strong results.

  • November 30, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced that the Company will participate in two upcoming financial conferences.

  • Photo of Avnet receiving “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 – Singapore

    Avnet wins HR Asia’s award for “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 – Singapore”

    November 28, 2018

    Avnet Asia Pte Ltd has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia – Singapore. This award marks the third accolade Avnet has received in the past six months for its exemplary workplace practices, having won the Great Place to WorkTM Certification 2018 awarded by The Great Place to Work® Institute in India in September, and the HR Asia Awards in Taiwan in June.

  • November 19, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced that on November 16, 2018, its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be paid on December 19, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 5, 2018.

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  • Rodney Adkins Elected Chairman; Veronica Biggins Retires; Brenda Freeman Joins Board

    November 16, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, announced several changes to the Company’s Board of Directors. Rodney C. Adkins has been elected as Chairman of the Board. Adkins has been a board member since 2015. He succeeds William H. Schumann III, who has served as Chairman since 2012, been a director since 2010, and will remain on the Board of Directors. Brenda Freeman has been elected to the

  • Photo of Mr. Ken Lee, Senior Sales Director, Avnet China, on stage accepting the
    November 13, 2018

    For its outstanding performance and positive contributions to China's electronics industry, Avnet Asia Pacific has once again been named a Top 10 International Branded Distributor by ASPENCORE’s Electronics Supply & Manufacturing-China (ESM-China). This year marks the 17th consecutive year that the global technology solutions company received this award. 

  • Designing products to speed IoT development

    November 12, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Success in today’s Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace requires unique combinations of hardware, software and security delivered in a timely manner to solve complex technical requirements. Now entrepreneurs and creators can expect to have a new solution that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help speed the development process through a new product being developed by Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global

  • November 1, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced that the Company will participate in the UBS Global Technology Conference which will be held at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on Monday, November 12.

  • First quarter sales rose 9.2 percent year over year

    GAAP diluted EPS rose 53 percent to $0.72; adjusted diluted EPS rose 36 percent to $1.03

    October 25, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT) today announced results for the first quarter ended September 29, 2018.

    First Quarter Key Financial Highlights

  • Demonstrating industry-leading IoT-based solutions through six smart technology zones

    October 23, 2018

    Global technology solutions company Avnet Asia Pacific will showcase the future of smart Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at the Korea Electronics Show (KES) 2018 in Seoul. From October 24-27, Avnet’s booth at KES 2018 will display Avnet’s six smart technology zones plus Microsoft Azure Sphere, a new solution that helps connect and secure IoT devices. 

  • Workshops provide step-by-step guidance on developing strategic IoT implementations

    October 17, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Implementing Internet of Things (IoT) projects can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Beginning this month, a new series of IoT Readiness Workshops from Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, will prepare digital transformation teams to effectively deploy IoT projects in their organizations.

  • Conference call and webcast to follow at 1:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 p.m. EDT

    October 10, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a global technology solutions company, today announced it will report financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2019 on October 25 after market close. Following the earnings release, Avnet Chief Executive Officer Bill Amelio and Avnet Chief Financial Officer Tom Liguori will host a webcast and conference call at 1:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the financial results and provide a

  • Las Vegas concert showcases new vibratory wearable in the first of ongoing collaboration to provide greater access to life-changing technologies

    September 25, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The impossible became possible this weekend when a large group of people in the deaf community experienced a new way to enjoy live music. In the first product collaboration between Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) and Not Impossible Labs, a wearable featuring Vibrotextile™ technology called Music: Not Impossible enabled this inclusive moment.

  • New collaboration leverages Avnet’s product development ecosystem to bring Not Impossible Labs’ visionary technologies to mass market

    September 20, 2018

    PHOENIX & VENICE BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--How does one of the world’s most groundbreaking technology incubators turn its ideas for solving life’s absurdities into marketable products? It leverages Avnet’s end-to-end ecosystem for technology developers. That’s the genesis of the new partnership between Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, and Not Impossible Labs, an award-winning R&D lab and content studio that

  • From idea to design and from prototype to production with Farnell element14, Avnet Silica, EBV Elektronik and Avnet Abacus

    September 18, 2018

    For the first time at electronica, Avnet EMEA will present its European business units at one consolidated exhibition space. In addition to the expertise of its individual business units, Avnet will also demonstrate the capabilities of its ecosystem. From idea, design, prototyping to mass production and end-of-life management, the Avnet ecosystem enables customers to get support throughout their product lifecycle.

  • Explore end-to-end solutions for industrial applications of LPWAN technologies
    at Avnet LPWAN Vietnam TechDays 2018

    September 17, 2018

    Avnet Asia Pacific, a global technology solutions company, will be presenting connected solutions to empower various markets sectors in Vietnam. The Avnet LPWAN Vietnam TechDays 2018 Showcase will be held in Ho Chi Minh on September 17 and in Hanoi on September 19.

    Through the manufacturing and export of electronics, Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world[1], with the vision to be an industrial nation by 2020. To help support these thriving industries, Avnet is showcasing

  • Visionary student ventures from across the country are invited to compete for a $100,000 grand prize to further their new technology innovations

    September 13, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced that in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, applications are now being accepted for the 2019 ASU Innovation Open (ASUio), a multi-round competition that supports student ventures from across the United States in driving technology innovation and entrepreneurship.