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  • 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

  • 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.