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  • 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.

  • June 28, 2006
    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2006--Today, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas announced it has won the Partner of the Year Award for Operational Excellence at the 2006 Microsoft Partner Program Awards. The company was chosen out of the United States field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony in San Diego, Calif., at Microsoft's Channel Partner Summit.
  • June 22, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a distribution agreement with Portescap-Danaher Motion. Avnet will distribute Portescap DC motors, AC motors, digital linear actuators and stepper motors in North America.

    "We expect customers will find Avnet's value-add capabilities advantageous," said Jack Barrett, vice president of North American sales and customer support for Portescap. "Avnet

  • June 7, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2006--Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has successfully combined the technical know-how and engineering design expertise of two global companies to create a technical design team that enables quicker time to market with solution-based designs for customers across the electronics industry.

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  • June 6, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), recently announced that is has signed a distribution agreement with API Delevan -- a subsidiary of Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR). This agreement includes API Delevan's standard and military passive products, adding to Avnet's current inductor lineup.
  • May 22, 2006

    May 22, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced that it has been named Distributor of the Year by Vishay. Vishay's Distributor of the Year Award is based on sales performance and the level of corporate and field partnership with the company. Avnet's strong partnership across Vishay's entire product line played a major factor in helping the company expand its reach in the Americas during 2005.

  • May 18, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), recently announced that it received recognition from Samtec for the "Largest Sales Increase in North America." The award is based upon Avnet's year on year sales increase of Samtec products from fiscal year 2004 to 2005.

    "Samtec is proud to recognize Avnet Electronics Marketing for the largest POS growth in North America in FY2005," said Jim Gribbins, national sales

  • May 17, 2006

    May 17, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), recently announced that it has been named a 5 Star Distributor by Tyco Electronics Corcom, a provider of EMI/RFI solutions through power line filters, power entry modules, and filtered modular jacks (RJ11-RJ45). The 5 Star Distribution Award is given to distributor branches that demonstrate commitment to the growth activities of Corcom products.

  • May 16, 2006

    May 16, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), recently announced that it has been named Distributor of the Year by Schurter, a manufacturer of passive electronic components. This award recognizes Avnet's IP&E (Interconnect, Passive & Electromechanical) business as one of Schurter's key distribution partners for 2005.

  • May 15, 2006

    May 15, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced that it has been named Distributor of the Year by Stackpole Electronics. This award is based upon Avnet's year-on-year growth for 2005.

  • April 20, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing, the largest operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), recently announced the promotion of Beth Ely to the position of senior vice president and director of new channel development for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA). In her new role, Ely will be responsible for leading Avnet EMA's Express telesales organization to the next level as the company seeks to expand its market presence with customers of all sizes
  • April 17, 2006
    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2006--In response to the growing demand for high-definition technology and the increasing complexity of digital video solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, today announced an audio-video (AV) initiative for the digital content creation (DCC) market. The initiative focuses on supplying solution providers serving the DCC market with a competitive advantage through bundled solutions, logistics support, integration services and channel
  • April 10, 2006
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2006--Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced an expansion of its global executive leadership team, with the addition of Ravi Kichloo, senior vice president of semiconductor business development, worldwide, and Tim Barber, vice president of Xilinx business development, worldwide. Both will have global responsibilities and report directly to Harley Feldberg, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing worldwide.
  • April 10, 2006
    美国商业新闻2006年4月10日菲尼克斯消息——

    Avnet Electronics Marketing是Avnet Inc.(纽约证券交易所:AVT)旗下的业务集团,今天宣布扩充其全球高级领导队伍,新增了全球半导体业务发展高级副总裁Ravi Kichloo和全球Xilinx业务发展副总裁Tim Barber。两人均将担任全球性职务,直接向Avnet Electronics Marketing全球总裁Harley Feldberg汇报工作。Kichloo将会管理Avnet Electronics Marketing的半导体供应商关系,而Barber则将重心专门放在Xilinx业务发展上面。Kichloo和Barber加入领导队伍带来了专门的人才资源,供应商与客户能够从中受益,从而能够有利可图地高效发展其业务。