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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.

  • 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.

  • 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