Press Releases

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.

  • December 3, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2003--Avnet Electronics Marketing announces its Web site has received the NEDA Channel Marketing Platinum award. The annual Channel Marketing Award winners were announced recently at the 2003 National Electronics Distributors' Association (NEDA) Executive Conference, "Distribution -- the Vital Link," at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel. The award program honored NEDA distributor members for outstanding marketing efforts during 2002-2003.
  • October 14, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 14, 2003--

      Avnet's Defense/Aero, High-Reliability and Homeland Security Customers Now Have Easy Access to Sophisticated Supply Chain Programs and Design Chain Support  

    Avnet Electronics Marketing announced the formation of a team of product, market and supply chain specialists who are exclusively focused and dedicated to defense/aero and homeland security business channels.

  • September 24, 2003
    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2003--Avnet Technology Solutions, a $4 billion operating group of Fortune 500 Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced John Dardick has joined its executive team as vice president of Supply Chain Services and Operations. Dardick has more than 20 years of experience leading logistics, distribution and inventory management teams within the technology industry. He will be responsible for the strategic development and daily management of integrated supply
  • September 15, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003--

      National Semiconductor and Avnet Electronics Marketing successfully exchange transactions using RosettaNet 5C Series PIPs  

    Avnet Electronics Marketing (NYSE:AVT) has announced the successful implementation of RosettaNet's Partner Interface Processes(R) (PIPs(R)) 5C2, 5C3 and 5C4. National and Avnet have successfully begun exchanging design-win data using the new RosettaNet 5C series PIPs, which enable faster, more accurate tracking of

  • June 16, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2003--

      New tool empowers Symbol Channel Partners with comprehensive search, configuration and e-commerce functions, speeding the configuration and purchase process  

    Avnet Applied Computing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today unveiled a powerful new tool designed to make the research, configuration and purchase of data collection products from Symbol Technologies (NYSE: SBL) faster and easier for Symbol's Channel Partners.

  • June 12, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2003--Supply Chain Technology News, published by Penton Publications, has named Jim Smith, senior vice president and director of operations, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, as one of its 25 Most Influential People. "With supply chain managers under increasing pressure to deliver immediate improvements to their companies' bottom line, the intergalactic overhauls of yesterday have given way to the focused, ROI-centric spot projects of today," said the
  • June 11, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 11, 2003--Vishay Americas has named Avnet Electronics Marketing as its Distributor of the Year. This award is based on Avnet's exemplary record in the following metrics: sales volume, inventory optimization, field sales engagement and technical selling, as well as its commitment in promoting the broadest product portfolio in the industry.

    "This award was established to give proper recognition to the distributor that fully supports the strategies of Vishay,"

  • May 20, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2003--

     Increasing Demand for Flat Panel Display Technologies Drives Avnet Applied Computing to Continue to Invest Capital Resources and Expand Its Integration Capabilities 

  • May 7, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2003--

     Avnet Applied Computing Leverages Technical and Global Logistics Expertise to Design, Test, Integrate and Install Oracle Collaboration Suite Worldwide 

  • April 22, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2003--

     System Builders Can View Demo Tool and Purchase Systems at 

    Avnet Applied Computing -- an AMD Authorized distributor and an AMD Opteron(TM) processor launch partner -- today launched QuickSource, an online configuration tool that allows system builders to create customized, fully validated AMD Opteron processor-based white box servers in minutes. A self-guided demonstration of the tool is available at http://www.

  • April 15, 2003
    AUSTIN, Texas & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 15, 2003--

     Master AMD Distributor Avnet Applied Computing to Create Channels to Market for Newisys' Rack-Mountable Servers That Use AMD's Forthcoming 32/64-Bit Opteron Processor