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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.

  • 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

  • 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