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  • image of William (Bill) Amelio
    May 17, 2019

    Bill Amelio has received the honor of being named by Phoenix Business Journal among the Most Admired Leaders in 2019. 

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    May 6, 2019

    Avnet, along with Microsoft, STMicroelectronics and Verizon, has developed a one-day hands-on workshop for IoT embedded developers interested in leveraging cellular LPWAN technology and reducing time to market. For just $99, attendees receive a complete ST developer IoT kit with on-board sensors and a whole day of interactive labs that will aim to:

  • April 22, 2019

    At Avnet, nothing excites us more than being able to leverage our ecosystem to build a more sustainable world. This Earth Day, Avnet renews our commitment to ensuring our operations help protect the environment for our employees, customers, partners and communities. We are proud of the progress we have made internally and externally while continuing to support the development of products and technologies to create a more prosperous and resilient future for us all.

  • image of Sunny Trinh Avnet speaking at MRC
    April 16, 2019

    Sunny Trinh, vice president of demand creation, represented Avnet on a panel at the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) conference in Las Vegas in March. Alongside business partners Microsoft and BitPay, the panel discussed Avnet’s recent announcement to accept cryptocurrency payments. This major step positions the global technology solutions provider as an industry leader and opens up exciting new opportunities for customers. 

  • image of Lynn Torrel at PBJ OWIB event
    April 10, 2019

    The Phoenix Business Journal recently honored 25 outstanding women in business, and among them was Lynn Torrel, President of Avnet United and Velocity. A sold out ballroom of some 500 attendees – including two tables sponsored by Avnet – came out last week in full force to support the honorees.

  • image of Bitcoin, SQRL quote, Avnet logo
    April 2, 2019

    Squirrels Research Labs (SQRL) is among the very first of Avnet’s customers to take advantage of our new partnership with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments. SQRL focuses on research projects designed to bring about the next generation of cryptocurrency mining hardware, and as such is deeply invested and active in cryptocurrency.

    “Our clientele operate in the crypto space, so we’re often paid in cryptocurrencies,” says David Stanfill, CEO of SQRL. “The ability to conduct our transaction

  • image of William (Bill) Amelio
    March 15, 2019

    Today S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Avnet’s CEO William (Bill) Amelio to its Board, effective immediately. 

    "Bill is exceptionally qualified and has a proven record as a successful business leader serving global technology markets," said Charles E. "Ed" Haldeman, Jr., Chairman of S&P Global. "He brings the right balance of skill and experience to effectively promote, support and oversee the implementation of S&P Global's long-term

  • image of Avnet employees IWD2019
    March 8, 2019

    "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." –Gloria Steinem

  • image of Carla Howard Avnet
    March 8, 2019

    Inspired by a salient question posed by Heather Murphy in The New York Times, Avnet’s director of business transformation, Carla Howard, recently gave a TEDx Talk on the subject of leadership. In seven and a half minutes, she poignantly distilled a decades-long career in business into the answer to a crucial question: how do we encourage and inspire our girls to believe in themselves strongly enough to see themselves as capable of leadership, and to aspire toward it? 

  • 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.