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  • January 23, 2019

    For the last three years, Avnet has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to encourage students to flex their entrepreneurial muscles by tackling today’s most challenging problems to create tomorrow’s most innovative technology.

    This year’s competition is as fierce as ever, with “incredible innovation, imagination and sophistication seen from these young entrepreneurs,” according to Avnet Vice President of Corporate Affairs Melissa Gray.

  • January 10, 2019

    Imagine having truly flexible cellular connectivity, with the ability to move from one carrier to another with ease—and with the same circuit card? This is the freedom that embedded universal integrated circuit cards (eUICCs) offer.

    While this is a game changer even on a one-off basis, eUICCs can mean the difference between profitability and proof of concept purgatory for IoT deployments that include hundreds or thousands of connected objects.

  • September 27, 2018

    It feels like donning a hydration pack and four smart watches on your wrists and ankles. Then, the music starts, and all down your body vibrations start to pick up the bass. Then the hi-hat. Then the melodies and more. You can’t help but move to the beat—even if you’ve never been able to hear music. It’s pulsing against your skin.

  • image of element14 Presents YouTube program
    September 10, 2018

    How do you replace a powerhouse host with a show that garnered more than 55 million views during its run? By creating a bunch of powerhouse hosts, of course.

    With longtime element14 personality Ben Heck retiring The Ben Heck Show, Premier Farnell has introduced element14 Presents, a new show with exclusive builds and cutting-edge ideas to harness the same knowledge of Ben Heck, but supercharged by a changing variety of hosts and topics.

    The new show will feature projects and tutorials from a

  • image Avnet NXP i.MX 8M seminar series
    August 13, 2018

    To transform human-machine interaction for the increasingly automated and connected world, you need the technology and guidance to get there. That’s why Avnet and NXP are teaming up for a series of workshops. The goal is to help educate design engineers and creators on how to turn the latest and greatest in processors into the next innovation in consumer technology, industrial automation or mobile computing.

  • Projects on Hackster.io developed by Marcel
    August 2, 2018

    Avnet brought together the largest engineering communities in the world, Hackster.io and element14, to provide a forum for collaboration. To demonstrate how those communities have helped creators vet ideas and invent the latest innovations, we asked…and they told us!

  • Imagine of Avnet 1 Million Community Members graphic
    July 18, 2018

    Avnet’s got 1 million reasons to celebrate this summer. 

    Why? Because we’ve reached a milestone of 1 million community members across Hackster.io and element14, comprising one of the largest engineering communities on the planet to help get anyone from hobbyist to lifelong creator help inventing and vetting the next groundbreaking technology. 

  • June 26, 2018

    Avnet Asia Pte Ltd has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia — Taiwan by HR Asia magazine. 

    HR Asia magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” award recognizes companies for workplace and employee engagement practices, according to William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of HR Asia. The award criteria are benchmarked against global best practices and the results are weighed against an extensive country-wide survey of employees.

  • June 20, 2018

    History is full of stories of great visionaries with revolutionary ideas for breakthrough products and solutions that never came to fruition due to limitations of available technology. With the emergence of the Internet of Things, these stories of unfulfilled potential may well be a thing of the past, according to Lou Lutostanski, vice president of IoT, Avnet, in a recently posted CRN article.

  • June 18, 2018

    Chris Breslin, incoming president of Premier Farnell, got a Big Apple welcome from Avnet leadership at the company’s Investor Day meeting in New York City last week. At the June 14 meeting, Premier Farnell parent company Avnet announced that, effective immediately, Breslin will replace retiring PF President Graham McBeth.