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  • 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, with the vision to be an industrial nation by 2020. To help support these thriving industries, Avnet is showcasing its

  • 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.

  • September 11, 2018

    Avnet Silica, an Avnet company (NASDAQ: AVT), today announced it has received the ‘Distributor of the Year’ award from Nordic Semiconductor ASA, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power (ULP) and low power wireless communication.

  • Utilizing Ethernet PHYs from Microchip, new module accelerates development of Industrial IoT

    September 11, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today introduced the Avnet Network FMC Module, offering designers of emerging industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications industry-leading Gigabit Ethernet switching at less than half the cost of devices currently available on the market.

  • September 5, 2018

    Avnet India has been certified as a Great Workplace for the second consecutive year. The recognition was based on a rigorous assessment by Great Place to Work® Institute, considered the Gold standard in workplace culture assessment and recognition globally.

  • September 5, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a global technology solutions company, today announced the new Multi-Camera FMC Module, an UltraZed-compatible device designed to help engineers more quickly and efficiently develop custom video systems using Xilinx MPSoCs, and in turn, allows customers to immediately start development of their vision applications.

  • August 29, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced that the Board of Directors approved an expansion of the company’s current share repurchase authorization by $500 million. Avnet now has $722 million available for share repurchases when combined with prior authorizations.

  • August 28, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced that Jo Ann Jenkins has been appointed to the company's board of directors. She will also serve on the audit and corporate governance committees.

    Jenkins is currently CEO of AARP, the world’s largest non-profit, non-partisan member organization. She joined AARP in June 2010 and has been leading it as CEO since September 2014

  • Avnet empowers horticulture businesses and users with long-range remote control sensing and lighting technologies at the largest horticulture trade exhibition in Asia

    August 27, 2018

    Avnet Asia Pacific showcased its end-to-end smart horticulture solutions this week at Horti Asia 2018.  

  • August 22, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced that two of its senior executives will participate in the Citi 2018 Global Technology Conference and the Deutsche Bank 2018 Technology Conference, both of which will take place in September.

  • Global rollout of new SOM and Carrier Card will accelerate embedded vision designs

    August 22, 2018

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today released the UltraZed-EV Starter Kit, providing designers with the core tools necessary to shape the future of advanced embedded vision design and turn their ideas into reality. By bundling the new UltraZed-EV System on Module (SOM) and Carrier Card, Avnet has created a complete platform for prototyping and evaluating embedded video processing

  • Fourth quarter sales rose 10 percent year over year

    Transformation delivered cash flow from operations of $236 million, the highest in five years

    August 8, 2018

    Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT) today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2018.

    Fourth Quarter Key Financial Highlights

  • Named Global Distribution Partner for Microsemi Portfolio

    July 31, 2018

    Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology company, has been named a global distribution partner for Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology, Inc. As an extension of Avnet’s multiyear relationship with Microchip Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), Avnet customers now have immediate access to the complete Microsemi portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace and defense, communications

  • Conference call and webcast to follow at 1:30 pm PDT / 4:30 pm EDT

    July 25, 2018

    Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), a global technology company, today announced it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, on August 8 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 corporate update

  • 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

    At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 starting today, Avnet Asia Pacific will showcase innovative Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) solutions together with its partners, to accelerate the commercialization of NB-IoT.

  • 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.

  • Avnet Taiwan received the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 – Taiwan” fro

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

    June 19, 2018

    Avnet Asia Pte Ltd has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia – Taiwan. This is the latest achievement by Avnet’s employees which builds upon the company’s previous recognition from HR Asia Awards in Hong Kong.  

  • 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

  • Hosts a series of workshops to connect entrepreneurs across the ecosystem and galvanize
    next-generation technology solutions

    May 22, 2018

    Avnet Asia Pacific reinforced its commitment to the maker and startup communities with a series of workshops held recently and designed to propel next-generation innovations. A team of technical experts from Avnet shared the latest developments in enabling IoT to a group of makers and aspiring entrepreneurs at the heart of Singapore’s startup base, JTC Launchpad. A joint workshop with A*STAR ETPL was also conducted for startups to understand the full spectrum of the IoT ecosystem to bring real

  • 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