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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.

  • January 24, 2007

    Analog Devices, Inc. has recognized Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas for reaching a new sales milestone in the Americas region. Avnet is Analog Devices only distributor to exceed $200 million in sales for the latters fiscal year 2006.

  • January 16, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing ranks best-in-class for 2006, according to the Hearst Electronics Groups annual Design Engineer and Supplier Interface Study.

  • Based on ADIs Blackfin and Micron Image Sensors, New Kit is Designed to Speed Time-to-Market by Simplifying the Design of Video Surveillance Applications

    January 16, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing, in conjunction with Analog Devices and Micron Technology, Inc., announces the release of a new development kit that simplifies the design of video surveillance applications. The kit is based on a Blackfin® processor from Analog Devices and a CMOS image sensor from Micron.

  • January 10, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cooper Bussmann Electronics, a leading manufacturer of circuit protection and power management devices, named Avnet Electronics Marketing as its newest global distribution partner. Cooper Bussmann is a division of Cooper Industries.

  • January 8, 2007

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cortina Systems Inc. named Avnet Electronics Marketing as its distribution partner today, giving Avnet customers access to its full line of communications components.

  • December 21, 2006

    Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon named Avnet Electronics Marketing its 2006 Distributor of the Year.

    The award comes as a result of combined efforts in business development, revenue and demand creation, and customer engagement across the wireless communications, automotive, industrial, computer, and security and chip card markets. With leading numbers in revenue and demand creation, Avnet and Infineon collectively grew their top customers by 25 percent.

  • December 21, 2006

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global LED leader Seoul Semiconductor has selected Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute its entire line of LED and solid state illumination products in the Americas. The partnership makes energy-efficient lighting solutions and other LED applications more readily available to North American manufacturers through LightSpeed, Avnets new illumination-focused business unit.

  • New Centre Will Provide Manufacturing and Integration Services to OEM Customers

    December 19, 2006

    HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today opened Avnet Technology Solutions (Tianjin) Ltd an integration centre designed to support the company's global OEM customers in China. Services provided from this centre, headed by Sophie Li, general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions (Tianjin) Co.

  • December 13, 2006

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pericom Semiconductor named Avnet Electronics Marketing as its first worldwide distribution partner today.

  • December 7, 2006

    Integrated Device Technology (IDT), a semiconductor solutions provider, has named Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, as its North American Distributor of the Year.

    Citing Avnet Memecs top numbers in sales, design wins and registrations over the past year, IDT presented the award at its Worldwide Sales Conference in Penang, Malaysia. The annual award recognizes IDTs top regional business partners.

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 30, 2006

    SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of the leading global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has announced that it has won another top industry award in the fiercely competitive distribution market of China. The company has been recognized as the Best Distributor in the Component Industry in the passive and discrete distribution category at the China Component Leader Award

  • November 29, 2006

    MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Time, a leading pan-European IP&E distributor, announced at the Electronica exhibition an expanded franchise agreement with NIC Components. Under the new franchise contract, Avnet Time will distribute NICs complete spectrum of passive products, such as resistors, capacitors and magnetic devices.

  • November 28, 2006

    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), has signed an agreement with SAS to bring HP value-added reseller (VAR) partners together with SAS sales representatives to provide complete business intelligence solutions.

  • November 28, 2006

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Building on its expertise in IT consolidation solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a distributor focused on enterprise computing solutions and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announced an expanded suite of services to help its value-added reseller partners deliver a virtual desktop computing environment using HP Blade PC technology.

  • November 28, 2006

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a distributor focused on enterprise computing solutions and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced that its HP Blade server consolidation program has resulted in a significant increase in consolidation projects by its partners and that it has expanded this successful program to include consolidation of storage and desktop computing resources.

  • November 28, 2006

    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 expanded its Consolidation Impact Analysis (CIA) offering to include storage. The service enables Avnets HP value-added reseller (VAR) partners to drive new sales through a comprehensive assessment of an end customers storage

  • November 14, 2006

    Avnet Electronics Marketing garnered several top Channel Marketing Award prizes at this years National Electronic Distributors Association Executive Conference in Chicago.

    In 11 categories, Avnet was honored in nine -- including awards for company website, corporate newsletter, corporate capability brochure and industry advocacy. Avnet won three platinum awards and six gold awards at the event.

  • November 13, 2006

    Avnet Electronics Marketing, the largest operating group of leading global distributor of electronic components and computer products, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced it has been ranked No. 25 in the InformationWeek China 100 list of the nation's best users of information technology. This is the second consecutive year that Avnet Electronics Marketing was chosen from a preliminary list covering more than 35 industries and nearly every large-scale company doing business in China to rank