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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.

  • October 30, 2006

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services and a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), for the second year running, was named as the No. 1 preferred source for IT specialty distribution by solution providers in the 2006 CRN Sourcing Study.

  • October 24, 2006

    Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced that its specialized Avnet United division has been awarded a second-year Partners in Performance award by Celestica, a world leader in electronics manufacturing services (EMS). The awards are given annually to Celesticas suppliers, in recognition of their excellence in customer service and their support of Celesticas global supply chain.

  • October 11, 2006

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced a new series of SpeedWay Design Workshops for design engineering professionals interested in using Xilinx FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), for embedded processing, serial connectivity, and high performance digital signal processing (DSP). Avnet will begin offering these workshops at locations throughout

  • September 27, 2006

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced the release of three new Xilinx FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) Development Kits: two Virtex-4 PCI Express Kits and a Virtex-5 LX Kit. All three kits provide complete development platforms for designing and verifying applications and are available now for purchase.

  • Company Brings Together the Right Suppliers and Products for Best Customer Support

    September 26, 2006

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that electronics suppliers are relying on the company to integrate their products on development boards and evaluation kits at an unprecedented rate. As the industry increasingly turns to distribution for design support, Avnet Electronics Marketings design team is in high demand.

  • September 21, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 21, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that technical experts RC Cofer, Bryan Fletcher and Ben Harding will speak at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston, the fall's largest embedded event for design engineers, programmers and developers, which takes place Sept. 26-27, 2006, at Boston's Hynes Convention Center.
  • September 19, 2006
    TEMPE, Ariz. & IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and a distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced a new relationship with Printronix Inc. (NASDAQ: PTNX), a leading integrated supply-chain printing solutions manufacturer.
  • September 13, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the release of the EXP expansion module specification. This next generation specification was developed exclusively by Avnet engineers to meet the unique requirements of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) development boards and is being offered free to design engineers for use on custom baseboards and expansion modules.
  • September 12, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 12, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that executives Therese Bassett and David Lentz will participate in the Institute of Business Forecasting's second annual Executive Business Forecasting Forum in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 18, 2006, at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort
  • September 5, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the launch of the Avnet LightSpeed(TM) business unit. The new business unit will focus on the high brightness illumination product market, which includes applications in interior/exterior architecture, specialty lighting, traffic control, channel letters, large format signage and luminaire design, as well as medical, dental and clinical systems.
  • August 28, 2006
    SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and a distributor focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced that it is offering a fully integrated solution for automated data capture (ADC) leveraging barcode and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

    Avnet's solution includes Data Systems International's (DSI) dcLink(R) software, industry-standard x86 servers, wireless data

  • August 28, 2006
    SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today launched Ignition Online, a Web-based training portal for IBM solution providers. Ignition Online is a full-featured training portal that helps rapidly educate new and existing solution provider employees on the tools, channel processes and technologies that they need to be successful in selling IBM solutions.
  • August 22, 2006
    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2006--Building on its expertise in enterprise mobility solutions for independent software vendors (ISVs) and embedded original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, today announced an expanded suite of services to help solution providers, systems integrators and value-added reseller partners succeed in the fast-growing enterprise mobility market.
  • August 10, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Tundra Semiconductor Corp. (TSX: TUN) to promote, supply and support Tundra System Interconnect products throughout North America. The new relationship addresses the growing demand from key communications, networking, storage and information technology leaders for Tundra System Interconnect products.
  • August 7, 2006
    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, software and services, and a division of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), received two awards at the annual IBM Americas Value-added Distributors Council meeting, honoring distributors for demonstrating excellence in boosting IBM partner performance.
  • August 2, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has been ranked as one of the top five Most Preferred International Distributors in China in a nationwide survey conducted annually by Electronics Supply & Manufacturing China Magazine. Avnet has been selected as most preferred distributor for every survey since 2002.
  • July 31, 2006
    MEXICO, DF--(BUSINESS WIRE)--31 de julio de 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, un grupo operativo de Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) enfocado en productos de computo empresariales y subsistemas integrados, anunció hoy la designación de José Gómez Obregón Fernandez como vicepresidente, y director general, para Avnet Technology Solutions, Mexico.

    "José trae un historial extensivo de construir equipos fuertes y operaciones eficientes, y tiene un conocimiento profundo del mercado mexicano. Creo

  • July 31, 2006
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced the appointment of Jose Gomez Obregon Fernandez to vice president, general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Mexico.

    "Jose brings with him an extensive background in building strong teams and efficient operations and has an in-depth knowledge of the Mexican marketplace. I

  • July 25, 2006
    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, today announced that Citrix Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) selected Avnet as a value-added distributor. Under this agreement, Avnet and its channel partners will help Citrix enable and sell their high-value solutions to the enterprise computing market.
  • July 19, 2006

    July 19, 2006--Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces it has been named Distributor of the Year by Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR), a technology leader in gigabit fiber optic solutions for high-speed data networks. This award is based upon North American Fiscal 2006 sales, in which Avnet Memec increased demand-creation sales of Finisar's optical transceivers tenfold.

  • July 18, 2006
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2006--Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) focused on enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems, announces the grand opening of its IBM Business Partner Innovation Center in San Antonio, Texas, July 19.

    Avnet's Business Partner Innovation Center, which builds upon the success of its existing WebSphere(R) Innovation Center, will showcase a wide range of IBM software and hardware platforms

  • July 18, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the launch of its newly designed Web site, www.em.avnet.com. New site features include customer-focused sections, streamlined checkout, Hazmat information and integrated search applications.

    The new and improved Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Web site is now divided into four customer-focused sections for quick and easy navigation: Products,

  • July 17, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2006--

      Online Tool Helps Design Engineers Speed Time to Revenue; Provides "Just-In-Time" Technical Expertise and Documentation  

  • July 5, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced the promotion of Patrick Zammit to president, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective Oct. 1, 2006.

    Zammit will succeed Axel Hartstang, who has decided to step down from his current position after almost 30 years in the industry. Hartstang will continue with Avnet as an advisor to the EMEA team.