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  • May 8, 2018

    No one understands better the challenges and rewards of establishing a new tech enterprise than those who have taken the long and arduous journey. In this free eBook, element14 compiles insights from Community members who have successfully managed to go from maker to market. These entrepreneurs share their experiences, hoping to help smooth out some of the rough patches for the next generation of tech innovators.

  • May 7, 2018

    In the April 2018 edition of Avnet's Supply Chain Navigator journal, Avnet featured an exclusive interview with Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc. Pann shared his insights on some of the supply chain strategies that he believes have been crucial in driving the “reinvention” of HP.

    Here's an excerpt:

    SCN: A recent study by HP and ATKearney estimates that $4-6 trillion (USD) of the global economy will be disrupted and redistributed in the next 10 years due to the

  • May 4, 2018

    As the building blocks of today’s network-centric and data-intensive systems and devices, connectors play a critically important role providing reliable and safe functioning for a variety of markets, including aerospace. In a recent ConnectorSpecifier.com article, Rob Toenies, product manager, Newark element14, shares insights into the bandwidth considerations and size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements design engineers must take into account when specifying connectors that can stand up to

  • May 2, 2018

    Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, and ODU, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance connector solutions and cable assemblies based in Camarillo, Calif., have announced the signing strategic agreement which authorizes Avnet to represent ODU-USA‘s entire connector solution portfolio, including ODU MINI-SNAP® and ODU MEDI-SNAP®, in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

  • April 24, 2018

    At its annual Supplier Conference last month, Rockwell Collins presented Avnet with the 2018 Commitment Award, one of three prestigious Vision and Corporate Values awards the company annually bestows on deserving suppliers.

  • April 16, 2018

    It’s time to get serious about securing the Internet of Things. That’s a topic of discussion at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. The emergence of the connected world and the dramatic uptick in cyberattacks are posing real challenges, and industry must do more to maintain the highest standards of security, through each stage of the product lifecycle.

  • April 3, 2018

    As a leading global technology distributor, Avnet must stay two steps ahead of global supply and demand trends. One individual who helps make that possible is Wade McDaniel, vice president, solutions development and delivery for Avnet Velocity, Avnet’s global supply chain solution innovation center.

  • April 2, 2018

    All startup success stories are great, but the journey begun by Somatic Labs CEO Shantanu Bala, at the age of just 15, has been particularly inspiring. As a teen, Bala began researching assistive technologies for individuals who are visually or hearing impaired. Last April, the haptic communications platform developed by Somatic Labs was announced as the $100,000 winner of the ASU Innovation Open, a startup challenge sponsored by the ASU and Avnet.

  • March 29, 2018

    While October is traditionally the time when Avnet conducts its “Global Month of Service” programs, our employees around the world are committed to making our communities stronger through service every day. Today we want to celebrate a few of our unsung heroes with a sampling of some of the great work our teams do through our Avnet Cares volunteer program.

  • March 23, 2018

    There's still time to Declare your Intention to participate in the Hack Like Heck challenge for a chance to be among 10 finalists who will win $500 each for their project video and be in the running for the Grand Prize–a trip to Madison Wisconsin to appear in a future episode of The Ben Heck Show. Here's what you need to do by March 31, 2018: