Press Releases

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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Microsoft Azure cloud architecture supports secure, scalable IoT infrastructure

    January 3, 2018

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its IoTConnectcloud-based software platform and a portfolio of smart, market-ready connectivity solutions built around the platform to help organizations jump-start development of IoT-enabled systems and services. Avnet will showcase the IoTConnect platform and a selection of innovative smart solutions at CES 2018, January 9-12 in Las Vegas, booth 2609, at Tech

  • December 28, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider, today announced that Tom Liguori has been named chief financial officer (CFO), reporting to Bill Amelio, Avnet’s chief executive officer.

  • Agreement streamlines access to NetApp technology for systems OEMs

    December 21, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a new agreement designating the company as the first OEM distributor authorized to sell NetApp, Inc. enterprise storage solutions, such as the All Flash FAS A-Series arrays and E-Series hybrid flash systems, in the Americas.

  • CES presence includes Avnet IoT Services and Hardware Studio exhibitions, sponsorship of The Not Impossible Awards

    December 19, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, will participate in CES 2018, underscoring its commitment to helping guide companies of all sizes as they take their technology innovations from idea to design to production. Avnet will showcase new end-to-end services and capabilities that help everyone from makers to professional engineers and large multinational enterprises overcome the challenges of bringing new

  • December 14, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its title sponsorship of The Not Impossible Awards, which recognizes the breakthrough achievements of innovators who share the Not Impossible Labs mission to create inventive technology that improves the well-being of others.

  • Showcasing at CES: advisory, device design and build, cloud and digital, and lifecycle services

    December 12, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its comprehensive set of end-to-end IoT services to uniquely enable the seamless delivery of innovative solutions to market through each stage of the IoT lifecycle. These latest IoT services will be showcased by Avnet at CES 2018 in Las Vegas on Jan. 9-12, 2018, at Tech East, Westgate, booth 2609.

  • Deal positions Avnet as first OEM distributor of EVERLINE LED drivers and modules

    December 6, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, today announced a new agreement designating Avnet as Universal’s first OEM distributor authorized to sell the EVERLINE® family of LED drivers and linear modules in the Americas.

  • December 4, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today released the next generation Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Peripheral Module (Pmod) enabling advanced hardware root of trust platform integrity, remote attestation and cryptographic services for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)–enabled devices for applications including factory automation, smart cities, smart grid and health care.

  • First digital platform for technology distribution provides single point of contact for Avnet ecosystem; adds Engineer on Demand service

    November 29, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that its “Ask Avnet” intelligent agent has moved into open beta, providing access to anyone in the Americas who visits to the diverse engineering knowledge base across the Avnet ecosystem, including Avnet, and element14. The first platform of its kind in electronics distribution, Ask Avnet is a tool that combines artificial

  • Avnet Embedded Vision TechDays 2017 demonstrate capabilities to support growing demand for computer vision

    November 23, 2017

    Avnet Asia Pacific has brought its Embedded Vision TechDays seminar series to Asia following a successful launch in Europe last month, kicking off in Vietnam’s Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on November 7 and 9 respectively.

  • Showcases IoT solutions at the ‘Smart City and the IoT Era’ Industry Summit in Hong Kong

    November 22, 2017

    Avnet Asia Pacific demonstrated how the Internet of Things (IoT) can create smarter cities at the recent ‘Smart City and the IoT Era’ summit in Hong Kong.

  • State-of-the-art facility focuses on design and engineering, bringing continued support to all stages of the product lifecycle

    November 20, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, unveiled its first Design Center of Excellence in the Americas during a grand opening ceremony at the facility in San Jose, Calif. last week. The Design Center of Excellence is focused on design, engineering and on-boarding new products, underscoring Avnet’s commitment to helping customers bring new products to market anywhere in the world.

  • November 10, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that its Board of Directors approved an expansion of the company’s current share repurchase authorization by $200 million. Avnet now has approximately $500 million available for share repurchases when combined with prior authorizations, and the latest authorization has no expiration date.

  • Frederick Fu (right), president, Avnet Asia Pacific, presenting the cash prize t

    Showcases commitment to nurturing entrepreneurs and makers through the
    2017 Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC)

    November 7, 2017

    Avnet Asia Pacific continued its ongoing investment in the region’s startup community through its participation in the 2017 Elevator Pitch Competition (EPiC) as a diamond sponsor.

    Frederick Fu, Avnet’s Asia Pacific president, had the privilege to be one of the judges to evaluate innovative pitches by 100 startups in a 60-second elevator ride up the International Commerce Centre, hosted by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).

  • Issue also tackles “ripped from the headlines” issues - blockchain, skills gap, sustainability and behavioral economics

    October 30, 2017

    In 2016, more than 1.4 million people attended one of the 191 Maker Faire events held worldwide. Since its 2009 launch, over $3.3 billion has been pledged to support makers and startups through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

  • October 26, 2017

    Avnet Asia Pacific showcased its end-to-end LoRaWAN IoT solutions at the recent Cisco Next Intelligent IoT Generation Conference 2017, held at the Hong Kong Science Park.

    Avnet demonstrated various LoRaWAN applications that ranged from disaster prevention and smart agriculture to healthcare alert systems, allowing participants to explore myriad possibilities of the LoRaWAN-enabled IoT ecosystem to drive workplace insights and empower decision-making. These applications are made possible using