Story Makers

  • January 12, 2018

    Building on its extensive portfolio of product and service support resources for OEM designers, makers and hobbyists alike, Avnet introduced the Path to Prototype guide this week at CES.

  • January 12, 2018

    Sensors are the unsung heroes of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. They increase functionality of devices in many industries including consumer, medical, industrial, automotive and wearables. This functionality can be delivered at various levels of integration based on the number of diverse sensor types included in either a single package or sensor module. With thousands of potential combinations, many designers are confounded by the challenge of determining the right types of sensor

  • January 9, 2018



    Avnet will demonstrate new IoT services that help developers overcome the challenges of bringing IoT products to market. These include:

  • Avnet employees present Hope For The Warriors with $15,000 donation.
    January 3, 2018

    Employees of Avnet’s Richardson, Texas branch recently rallied customers and suppliers to raise $15,000 for the non-profit Hope For The Warriors organization, a national program which provides support for United States’ service veterans, active duty troops and military families.

    For the past three years, the Avnet team has hosted a “Driving For Heroes” golf outing benefitting Hope For The Warriors. The proceeds from year’s “Driving For Heroes” event brings Avnet’s total contribution to Hope For

  • December 27, 2017

    Successful Kickstarter campaigns aren’t just about innovative products and strategic marketing plans. The profitability of your product and the success of your campaign depend on how many units you intend to build and sell, and at what margins. Identifying and understanding part data, cost information, campaign targets and reward prices can be a lot more complicated than most hobbyists, and even maker pros, imagine.

  • December 11, 2017

    With billions of connected devices talking to each other in the growing IoT universe, device security and authentication are a must for today’s tech manufacturers. EBV Elekronik has collaborated with Infineon Technologies AG and Data I/O to create the new Secure-it personalization service for secure devices, designed to protect products from hacking, counterfeiting and data theft.

  • November 30, 2017

    Every year since 1988, Black Enterprise magazine publishes a list of the top black executives among U.S. corporations with gross revenues of $1 billion or more. Each year, the list includes a growing cohort of black men and women driving the global competitiveness of America's largest corporations.

    This year, honored along with high profile CEOs like Marvin R. Ellison, J.C. Penney Co. Inc.; Craig Arnold, Eaton Corp. and Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP, was Avnet’s own Chief Information

  • November 29, 2017

    Whether it’s self-driving cars and trucks or unmanned aircraft and deep-sea vessels, the vision of autonomous vehicles is quickly becoming a reality thanks to new sensor technologies, networking possibilities and self-learning algorithms.

  • November 21, 2017

    Kids want it, parents fear it. The $499 Xbox One X is at the top of many wish lists this holiday season. Is it worth battling Black Friday madness? Click here to watch element14’s Ben Heck Show Xbox One X teardown to learn just how much bang you’ll be getting for your buck.

  • November 21, 2017

    Demonstrating the incredible power oftechnology to improve lives, Android engineer Joe Birch’s BrailleBox was recently awarded the “Best IoT Project” in the Android Things design challenge sponsored by Hackster, NXP and Google.

    BrailleBox is a hardware device that empowers visually impaired individuals to “read” news articles in Braille. As a grand prize winner, Birch will receive a cash award, Dragon Innovation certification, 12-month access to Dragon Innovation’s Product Planner and a