Press Releases

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  • 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

  • October 26, 2017

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2017.

    First Quarter Results

  • Avnet accepts award
    October 23, 2017

    Avnet Asia Pacific has received the Top 10 Overseas Brand Distributors Award from ESM-China, marking its 16th consecutive year to be recognized with this award. The ceremony took place at the 2017 Global Distribution and Supply Chain Leader Summit in Shenzhen, China.

  • Announce Joint Marketing Agreement

    October 17, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and MedIoTek Health Systems, announce a joint marketing agreement to promote MedIoTek’s VinCense remote patient monitoring system. Under the agreement, Avnet will engage its broad network of key ecosystem suppliers and providers in the industry to help market MedIoTek products and solutions.

  • Training gives engineers head start in mastering design flows using Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite

    October 11, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshopsto help engineers jump-start the development of single-core Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimized prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems.

  • October 4, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced it has been awarded a 2016 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO™) Supplier Award from Celestica, a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world's most innovative companies. Celestica’s awards program recognizes suppliers that provide the best TCOO™ performance to Celestica and support the company’s overall business objectives.

  • September 27, 2017

    Avnet and Amphenol have played a pivotal role in the advancement of the high-tech industry. Since 1957, Avnet (NYSE: AVT) and Amphenol have collaborated to provide customers in every segment of the global electronics industry with innovative interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) products and best-in-class design and supply chain services that have enabled the development of more portable, higher-performance, lower-cost and more

  • New Survey from Avnet Offers Insights into Moving Technology from Development to Market

    September 19, 2017

    For the growing entrepreneur community, there is good news and continuing challenges. The good news is that designers say they are finding it much easier today to identify the right technologies for their ideas and use those technologies to develop and test prototypes. On the flip side, they are finding it more difficult to identify the right market for sales for the products they are developing and to get financing. These results come from a U.

  • Recognized for Field Application Engineering Capabilities

    September 18, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, recently received the 2017 Best Distributor Dedicated Field Application Engineering (DFAE) Award in Taiwan and ASEAN from Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), as a result of accelerating sales to achieve profitable growth.

  • September 11, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Opulent Americas, Inc., part of Singapore-based Opulent Group. Effective immediately, Avnet’s technical sales and field-based LED lighting experts (Illumineers) will support customers using Opulent LED lighting modules, heat sinks and other integrated LED lighting components and systems for solid state lighting,

  • Agreement builds on highly successful engagement in Europe

    August 30, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and TD next, a business unit of Telecom Design, have signed an agreement expanding Avnet’s current franchise exclusive in EMEA to include the Americas.

  • Visionary student ventures from across the country are invited to compete for a $100,000 grand prize to further their new technology innovations

    August 29, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, are accepting applications for the 2018 ASU Innovation Open (ASUio), a multi-round competition that supports student ventures from across the United States in driving technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will compete for a grand prize of $100,000 to continue

  • Simplifies the Hardware Path from Prototype through to Volume Production

    August 22, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has acquired Dragon Innovation, expanding the global distributor’s portfolio of offerings for customers as they move from design to prototype to volume production. Dragon Innovation’s proven process and deep hardware experience help customers understand manufacturing costs and schedules, find factories and manage production as they scale their businesses.

  • August 9, 2017

    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 1, 2017.

    Fourth Quarter Results

  • August 9, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today announced that Kevin Moriarty, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the past 4.5 years, has notified the Company of his decision to step down from the position due to personal reasons, effective August 18, 2017. Ken Jacobson, the Company’s controller, has been named interim CFO. Ken has been with Avnet for more than 4 years and brings a wealth of experience to this role.

  • New interface module lets IoT systems’ designers add wireless capability to existing development kits

    August 3, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today introduced the Murata 1DX Wi-Fi Bluetooth Pmod, a new interface module enabling designers of wireless, embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) systems to add wireless capabilities to existing development kits. Customers in the Americas and EMEA can now purchase the $59 AES-PMOD-MUR-1DX-G Pmod with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from

  • July 26, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement in the Americas with MikroElektronika, a leading provider of hardware and software tools supporting rapid prototype and product development.

  • Mr. Alan Chui, Regional President, Sales, China and Korea (right) receiving the
    July 19, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has hit double digit figures in awards won over the last four months, taking home 13 supplier awards and marking a momentous start to 2017 as it continues to strengthen its foothold in Asia Pacific.

    The awards were presented by various technology partners across the region in recognition of Avnet’s outstanding performance in driving profitable growth and sales for the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) business

  • Customers invited to beta test for streamlined information access; new tool designed to accelerate time to market for new technology solutions

    July 12, 2017

    Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today unveiled Ask Avnet, the industry’s first digital platform that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and industry expertise on demand to help a wide range of customers, including engineers, procurement specialists and professional makers, find the critical insights and information they need daily to bring their technology solutions to market.