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  • February 10, 2020

    Black History Month is an annual observance to honor the many achievements made by people of African descent. While celebrated in the United States during the month of February, Black History Month is also celebrated in other countries around the world like Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Netherlands. The origins of Black History Month date back to 1915. 

  • November 9, 2019

    Every year on Nov. 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day, a U.S. national holiday dedicated to honoring all men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. As a global organization founded and headquartered in the U.S., Avnet holds this annual observance very dear. Not only is Avnet truly thankful for these amazing patriots who have served their country honorably during war or peacetime, we highly appreciate the instilled values, skills and abilities they offer the corporate workforce.

  • November 5, 2019

    When you work to help IoT innovators bring their solutions to market, there’s no better recognition than from the community itself. That’s why it’s so important that the IoT community voted to recognize Lou Lutostanski, VP of IoT at Avnet, as IIoT Leader of the Year at 2019 Industrial IoT World in Atlanta, GA.

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    August 19, 2019

    We’ve just rolled out a brand new resource for business leaders looking to transform their organization by harnessing the incredible potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). While IoT spending is expected to reach $745 million this year, 3 out of 4 organizations get stuck in proof of concept purgatory—because they’re just not ready to unlock the technology’s potential. There are more than a few pitfalls and stumbling points on the path to successful IoT implementation, but, fortunately, we

  • Man surrounded by LED lighting displays in trade show booth
    July 8, 2019

    Avnet has been attending LIGHTFAIR International for more than a decade. This year, we showcased some truly illuminating technological developments, including our high-performance LHM201 Horticultural LED Module, designed to optimize plant growth and facilitate precision agriculture. 

    With a lot of ingenuity behind this advanced lighting solution, it wasn’t the only standout in our booth. Several suppliers with whom Avnet works closely also brought their best and brightest lighting

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    June 19, 2019

    Avnet’s Rise program provides career and leadership development and celebrates achievements while promoting diversity of women in the workplace. Each year, the Rise committee celebrates and honors the company’s women through networking opportunities, recognition, events and more. Recently the Avnet Rise committee hosted a celebration and award ceremony for this year’s selection of the 2019 Female Leader of the Year Award and first-ever recipient of the Shining Star Award.

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    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.