Story Makers

  • Projects on developed by Marcel
    August 2, 2018

    Avnet brought together the largest engineering communities in the world, 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 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.

  • June 13, 2018

    In a recent Dataweek article, Ralf Buehler, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Premier Farnell outlined how the combination of Avnet and Premier Farnell has yielded a unique new technology distribution business model that perfectly positions the two organizations to fulfill the changing customer and market demands driven by a range of technological and competitive market forces.

  • June 8, 2018

    Open source hardware and software, makerspaces and crowdfunding have “democratized” the process of technology development, making it possible for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and economic means to flex their innovation muscles. But, time and again, these budding entrepreneurs find that realizing the potential of bringing “the next great thing” to market takes more than just a creative idea. The missing piece in these efforts, according to Avnet’s Emerging Opportunities Specialist Bob

  • June 5, 2018

    High-tech trade association ECIA has chosen Avnet’s Alison Harris to lead its International Trade Compliance subject matter expert group (SMEG). The group, which also includes leaders from Digi-key, TTI, Future, TE Connectivity, C&K, Littelfuse and Vishay, will address global trade compliance issues facing stakeholders within the authorized electronic component channel and work together to develop practice guidance effectively managing these regulatory challenges.

  • May 31, 2018

    What happens when boundless thinking collides with technology to create life-changing innovations? These are the stories Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible Labs, the award-winning R&D lab and content company, will explore in the new podcast series Podcast: Not Impossible.  

    Throughout the 10-episode season, Ebeling and guests explore true stories of the impossible made "not impossible,” like technology that allows amputees to “feel” via advancements in prosthetic limbs and an

  • Avnet Regional President Prince Yun
    May 29, 2018

    In a recent interview with DigiTimes, Prince Yun, regional president, Taiwan and South Asia, Avnet, noted that while market demand in India for smartphones is expected to officially surpass that for feature phones in 2018, this growth is just the tip of the iceberg for the region’s economic development.