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  • April 3, 2020

    Avnet’s employees are responsible for many of our support efforts to help those most impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). At the same time, we are taking steps to support the efforts as a corporation.

    Avnet is committing to donating to global efforts directly supporting COVID-19 relief. We also plan to donate in many regions/locations where we have an Avnet presence.

    As the situation evolves, Avnet will work to address specific needs around the globe where we can make a direct impact through our

  • Avnet CEO Bill Amelio
    March 27, 2020
    Bill Amelio, CEO, Avnet

    In the global fight against coronavirus (COVID-19), we face an incredible challenge: The critical medical equipment and supplies we need are in extremely short supply. Vendors and manufacturers around the world, many of whom are Avnet customers and partners, are rushing to meet the intense demand for ventilators, respiratory units and other vital equipment that hospitals and healthcare providers desperately need. 

  • Mipsology Zebra
    March 24, 2020

    Global technology solutions provider Avnet Asia and AI software innovator Mipsology today announced that Avnet will promote and resell Mipsology’s Zebra software platform to its APAC customer base. Zebra removes the technical complexity of FPGAs, making them plug-and-play with exceptionally fast performance. This agreement extends Avnet’s IoT ecosystem, bringing Mipsology’s breakthrough deep learning inference acceleration solution to its Asia customers.

  • March 18, 2020

    Avnet announced that it will now offer customers in the Americas full access to the MEAN WELL power supply portfolio of products. MEAN WELL lead times are some of the shortest in the industry with the majority of SKUs as standard, off the shelf parts.

    “This new franchise extension enables Avnet to expand its MEAN WELL product offering beyond EMEA to the Americas,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president supplier management and business development, Avnet. “Avnet’s customers will benefit by

  • Pros to Know for Avnet
    March 16, 2020

    Avnet announced that the Avnet Velocity® global supply chain innovation team has been named a 2020 “Team to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, and Avnet Velocity’s Director, Business and Solutions Development Paul Deuchar has been chosen as a 2020 “Pro to Know.”

  • March 5, 2020

    The near-60-year partnership between ON Semiconductor and Avnet marked its latest milestone today with the news that ON Semiconductor has named Avnet as its top distribution partner globally. The technology solutions provider was also named top distribution partner in the Americas and EMEA (for Avnet Silica).

  • Distribution Agreement
    March 4, 2020

    Laird Performance Materials, a portfolio company of privately-held Advent International, today announced a distribution agreement with Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, whereby Avnet will promote and sell Laird’s full line of engineered products which enable and protect high-performance electronics and systems.

  • 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.