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  • July 16, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Avnet Technology Solutions announced it has won the Operational Excellence Award at the 2007 Microsoft Partner Program Awards. The company was chosen out of the top U.S. Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony held May 16 in Phoenix, Arizona, at Microsofts Channel Partner Summit.

  • Agreement Enables Avnets Partners to Offer Encryption as a Part of a Complete Storage Solution

    July 10, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced a distribution agreement with NeoScale Systems, the trusted leader in enterprise storage security solutions. Avnet will provide services and support for the full suite of NeoScales storage security appliances, providing its value-

  • Avnet Will Distribute SMART's Entire Line of Memory Modules to Channel Partners in North America

    July 9, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions (Avnet), a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services, and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. (SMART) (NASDAQ: SMOD), a leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, embedded computing subsystems, and TFT-LCD display products, today announced that they have reached an agreement for Avnet to

  • Acquisition to Strengthen Avnet Times Position in the UK and Ireland IP&E Distribution Market

    July 3, 2007

    MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Time, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA and Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT), announced today that it has acquired the UK-based Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical (IP&E) distributor, Flint Distribution Ltd. Flint will be combined with the Avnet Time organisation. The newly formed business will have annual revenues of 31 Million Euros. Carl Barton, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Flint,

  • June 26, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2005 Justin Dyster and Shane Lewis saw a need for a rugged handheld computer that was a little more advanced than anything else currently available on the market. The two engineers left the major defense and aerospace systems contractor they worked for, moved from Tucson to Chandler, Arizona, and began their quest to design and build the worlds first rugged ultra mobile PC. They turned to Avnet Electronics Marketing

  • June 25, 2007

    C&D Technologies, Inc. has named Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), its Distributor of the Year. The award was based on outstanding sales revenue and design-win success during the 2006 calendar year.

  • Join the Companys Technology Experts at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Conference Centers June 25-28, 2007 in Orlando, Florida

    June 21, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), will exhibit at the third-annual Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Americas (www.freescale.com/ftf) June 25-28, 2007, at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Conference Centers in Orlando, Florida. The forum, which offers engineers more than 370 hours of technical training classes and 220 Freescale partner demonstrations, has become a top embedded

  • 14-Year IBM Executive Joins Leading Distributor Whose Relationship He Helped to Develop

    June 11, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services, and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the addition of Joe Rueda to the senior management team for its IBM business unit. As vice president of sales, Rueda will be responsible for managing sales teams across the United States to profitably grow business for Avnet and its

  • Nationwide Survey Names Avnet Electronics Marketing the Top Performer in All Franchised Distribution Categories

    June 4, 2007

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has achieved its strongest results ever in the latest nationwide survey by Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Magazine.

  • POURS Solutions Provide Electronics Industry Customers with Supply Chain Services Designed to Reduce Procurement Costs by Eliminating Non-Value-Add Activities

    June 4, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the 15 years since its inception, the Point Of Use Replenishment System (POURS®) launched by Avnet Electronics Marketing has nearly tripled its number of customers. In 1992, Avnet released the original DOS version of POURS, and has continued to evolve the supply chain offering to meet the needs of customers. In 2001, Avnet introduced www.pours.com -- the first online replenishment system for the electronics industry.

  • The International Microwave Symposium is the Premier Conference of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)

    May 31, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), will exhibit at the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (http://www.ims2007.org/) June 5-7, 2007, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) is a transnational society with more than 9,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. Visit Avnet at Booth No. 1623 at the premier conference

  • Site Designed to Quickly and Easily Guide Avnets Partners Through Developing Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Educate Them on Technology and Service Options

    May 15, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and a distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today unveiled an online store for enterprise mobility solutions, which can be accessed at www.avnet.com/mobility/.

  • May 10, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) executives will share their insights on the issues of the day at next weeks Electronics Distribution Show and Conference (EDS). Avnet Electronics Marketing executives Greg Frazier and Alex Iuorio, and Avnet Logistics Jim Commiskey will participate in three industry seminar series panels at EDS in Las Vegas on May 16, 2007.

  • May 10, 2007

    PHOENIX & LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global electronic component distributor Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), and electronic connector manufacturer Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ:MOLX) are celebrating their alliance that began in 1982.

  • May 3, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic components distributor Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Weidmüller, a leading manufacturer of industrial electronics and electrical connection technology, today announce a new distribution agreement. Under the new pact, Avnet will distribute Weidmüllers customer-oriented product portfolio of control and automation connectivity solutions

  • May 3, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, IBM and Tundra Semiconductor have joined forces to offer an exciting bundled solution comprising a leading host processor and embedded host bridge. Ideally suited for designs where cost and power are of primary concern, the IBM PowerPC® 750CL Microprocessor and Tundra Tsi110 bundle targets power and cost sensitive high volume embedded applications.

  • Avnet and Vangard to Rapidly Deploy Speech-Enabled Mobile Business Applications

    May 1, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced a new relationship with Vangard Voice Systems, Inc., the only provider of professional-grade tools for fast, easy integration of speech into mobile business applications.

  • April 30, 2007

    Avnet Electronics Marketing, the largest operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today accepted The Best IBM Semiconductor Solution award in the annual IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition. The award recognizes IBM Business partners for their ingenuity, innovation, customer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in providing on-demand business solutions.

  • Think Solutions Initiative Provides Exclusive Marketing, Sales and Services Resources for IBM Software Solutions

    April 30, 2007

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced its Think Solutions initiative. Think Solutions provides Avnets value-added reseller partners with exclusive solutions bundles that target growth opportunities in software sales.

  • Exclusive Agreement Enables Avnets IBM Partners to Deliver Complete Managed Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2007

    April 30, 2007

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced an exclusive North American distribution agreement with independent software vendor Azaleos, a leading provider of highly available managed e-mail appliances and managed services for Microsoft Exchange.

  • April 25, 2007

    COLUMBIA, Md. & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied Data Systems (ADS), a leading developer of ARM-based embedded systems, and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), have announced a distribution agreement for ADS line of application-ready embedded single board computers.

  • Server and Storage Consolidation Expert John Hayes to Lead Session on ROI for Blade-Based Consolidation

    April 24, 2007

    ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will present a session on return on investment (ROI) for blade-based consolidation at the sixth annual Server Blade Summit, to be held May 1-3, 2007, at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, Calif. John Hayes, manager of consolidation services at Avnet Technology

  • Standing Room Only for Attendees at Beijing Launch Event, Exceeding Projections by More Than 200 Percent

    April 24, 2007

    PHOENIX & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There was standing room only at the launch of Avnet Electronics Marketing's X-Fest global seminar and training series in Beijing on 3 April the first in a 90-city worldwide programme jointly sponsored by Avnet, Xilinx and industry leaders together in a collaborative effort to provide system level solutions for customers to meet with design challenges.

  • Avnets Dedicated Sales and Marketing Focus on AMD Products Delivers No. 1 Global Distribution Position for Fourth Year in a Row

    April 23, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that its Computing Components business unit was recently recognized as AMD's (NYSE:AMD) top-performing global distributor for 2006. Avnet Computing Components is the channel's leading source globally for AMD technology, and was also honored as Distributor of the Year for the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America regions. This

  • Strategic Move Accelerates Growth, Expands Avnets Value-Added Distribution in Asia

    April 16, 2007

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the acquisition of Azure Technologies by Avnet Asia Pte Ltd from Vanda Group. This acquisition accelerates Avnet Technology Solutions growth in the Asia Pacific region by extending value-added IT distribution to Southeast Asia. Avnet Asia Pte Ltd is part of Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific