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  • 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

  • image of Avnet Female Leader of the Year Award, Heather Fulara (center)
    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.

  • 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. 

  • image of cellular towers
    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