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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.

  • April 12, 2007

    NETTETAL, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the appointment of Dick Borsboom as president of Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, effective immediately. As president, Borsboom will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Avnets computing business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

  • April 12, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--How can business intelligence improve a companys sales performance? Avnet (NYSE:AVT) executives Steve Phillips and Ed Smith will share their insights on this topic at the IDC Sales and Marketing Effectiveness Summit on April 16, 2007 at the Marriott East Side Hotel in New York City.

  • April 4, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas unveils a new series of SpeedWay Design Workshops, the Atmel Embedded Ethernet Networking SpeedWay Design Workshop, that detail how to create an embedded Ethernet design using an ARM7-based microcontroller. Avnet is offering these workshops in locations throughout North America, beginning this month. For more information and to register, visit: http://em.avnet.com/

  • April 3, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--What happens when Avnet Electronics Marketing and Actel Corp. successfully join forces to offer technical know-how, engineering design expertise and global distribution? Quicker time-to-market capabilities with solution-based designs for OEM customers like General Vision.

  • April 2, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When developing its first high-performance integrated system on a module (SOM) for the military market, Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA) needed a distributor with technical experts and in-depth product training. Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), helped AKA bring its solution to market faster.

  • March 29, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic components distributor Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and global power supplies manufacturer SL Power Electronics Corp. today announced they have expanded their franchise agreement to include the Condor product line.

  • Avnet will Exhibit at Worlds Largest International Technical Embedded Event and Conference April 1-5 at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center

    March 27, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announced that it will exhibit at this year's annual Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley (http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/), running April 1-5, 2007, at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center. Visit Avnet at Booth No. 624, at the worlds largest embedded event and conference for electronics engineering's creators of technology.

  • Enables Partners to Address Growing Market Demand for Secure Archival Solutions Due to Regulatory Compliance, Litigation Protection and Information Protection Requirements

    March 13, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz. & BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(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), and Plasmon (LSE: PLM), the trusted source in archiving systems, today announced a new distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Avnet will distribute and provide services and support for Plasmons archival products and

  • Solution Helps Avnets Partners Take Advantage of Emerging RFID Market

    March 5, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and a value-added distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced the development of a new radio frequency identification (RFID) solution that combines the price and performance of Printronixs new SL4M UHF RFID printer encoder with the data management expertise of Stratum Globals TagNet RFID

  • Avnet, Xilinx, Analog Devices, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments Unveil Plans for Worldwide X-Fest Technical Seminars

    February 28, 2007

    PHOENIX & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing (NYSE: AVT) and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced X-Fest - a series of technical seminars offering practical, how-to training for FPGA, DSP, and embedded systems designers. Analog Devices, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments are among the list of gold sponsors participating in the worldwide technical seminar series.

  • February 22, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), will share its power expertise at next weeks Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition by offering a technical seminar on power design. Avnet executives will also speak about the topics of lean supply chains and the implications environmental law has on the electronics community.

  • February 20, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SupplyFrame and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), have partnered to bring the SupplyFrame GoPart desktop search tool free of charge to customers in the market for electronic components. This new industry vertical search engine (VSE) allows users to pull up product data from most Windows applications and eliminates hours of time spent hunting for information across numerous web sites and

  • Dennis OConnell Named Senior Vice President of Operations; Tony Madden Named Senior Vice President and General Manager of IBM Business Unit

    February 20, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and a value-added distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced new roles for two of its senior executives that will further strengthen Avnets commitment to its partners success. Dennis OConnell will serve as senior vice president of operations.

  • February 15, 2007

    Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), and AMETEK Pittman Inc. today announced they have entered into a worldwide distribution agreement. Under the deal, Avnet Electronics Marketing will serve as a stocking distributor for all PITTMAN® brand products, including: brush-commutated and electronically commutated DC motors, AC motors, stepper motors, and digital linear actuators.

  • February 14, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global technology distribution and services company Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) has named John E. Paget as global president of its Technology Solutions operating group. Effective March 5, 2007, Paget will have responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day worldwide operations for Avnet Technology Solutions, a global, value-added distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems that does

  • Provides Partners with Opportunities to Grow Their Businesses with Data Encryption Security Solutions

    February 13, 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 that it will distribute enterprise-class data security encryption products from Utimaco, a leading supplier of data security solutions.

  • February 12, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and a value-added distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced a new distribution agreement with Lowry Computer Products, Inc., a provider of wireless, bar code, radio frequency identification (RFID) and data collection solutions.

  • February 8, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has expanded its franchise agreement with Amphenol to include the Amphenol Alden Products Company portfolio of high performance connectors and cable assemblies. The expanded agreement will enable Avnet and Amphenol to provide more products, services, and logistical support to customers throughout North America.

  • February 8, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--What will it take to get widespread adoption of high brightness LED technology? Avnet Electronics Marketing LightSpeed Director Cary Eskow will present on this topic at the Strategies in Light business conference on Feb. 13, 2007 at the San Jose (Calif.) McEnery Convention Center.

  • February 5, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LED innovator and design/integration firm CAO Group has selected Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute its Dynasty family of high-brightness LED devices, as well as its entire line of solid state illumination products and system-level solutions. LightSpeed, Avnets specialized illumination-focused business unit, will support CAO Groups technology throughout North America.

  • January 30, 2007

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and a value-added distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced a new relationship with Stratum Global, a leading radio frequency identification (RFID) software solutions provider.