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  • August 9, 2017

    Citing Avnet’s success in advancing penetration of Molex technology solutions, expanding channels and outperforming the competition, Molex has named Avnet Abacus its 2016 European Distributor of the Year.

    “Avnet Abacus serves an integral role in continuing the growth of Molex innovative technical solutions into the European market. We are proud to recognize their significant contribution to our distribution channel,” said Henry Fuerniss, vice president sales and marketing EMEA, Molex. “Their

  • August 7, 2017

    In 2009, element14 debuted an online platform for makers and engineers from all over the world to discuss the latest technical developments, collaborate on design projects and RoadTest exclusive new releases from leading global brands. This month, the element14 Community is celebrating its milestone 500,000th member, making the community the largest and most diverse maker space in the industry.

  • August 2, 2017

    In a 2016 survey of people from 104 countries, discovered that fewer than six percent of hardware developers are women. In an effort to encourage more women of all ages to pursue careers in hardware, Adafruit and have collaborated to create the Women in Hardware (WiH): Interview Series.

  • EBV Account Manager Laurent Gratacos
    July 31, 2017

    EBV Elektronik Account Manager Laurent Gratacos is among a select group of volunteer mentors supporting Le Connected Camp, a nine-month acceleration program for IoT startups organized by IoT Valley.

    Since 2009, Toulouse, France-based IoT Valley has been amassing the technical and business expertise of organizations operating throughout Europe, including EBV, Intel and Sigfox, to promote the exchange and pooling of resources and skills for the development and commercialization of

  • July 25, 2017

    For years, the automotive and transportation industries were driven by how much power you could get out of a vehicle, and then it was how much fuel efficiency you could achieve. Today, consumers are demanding a transportation experience that includes: keeping the price down, the size efficient, with state-of-the-art connectivity and optimization, all built on non-traditional power sources at a higher degree of integration.

  • July 19, 2017

    Registration is now open for the Sept. 20, 2017 full-day seminar hosted by Avnet and Texas Instruments at the D-Cube Academy, Seoul, South Korea.

    Technical experts from Avnet and TI will be on hand to provide attendees with insights into the latest automotive body and infotainment technology solutions from Texas Instruments, as well as hands-on demonstrations.

  • Avnet employees showing they care at ICAN STEM camp
    July 11, 2017

    This week, July 10-14, Avnet and Chandler, AZ-based youth organization ICAN are hosting a week-long camp to introduce elementary and junior high school-aged girls in the community to the benefits of pursuing education and careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

  • July 10, 2017

    Every year, the editors of Modern Distribution Management magazine (MDM) compile a special issue dedicated to distribution trends, which includes listings of top distributors in segments, including wholesale, industrial and electronics. This year, as in every previous year since 2010, Avnet has been ranked the top distributor in electronics.

  • July 5, 2017

    Supply Chain Navigator, Avnet’s digital journal dedicated to sharing best practices and thought leadership in the management of global value networks, was recently named a 2017 winner of the APEX awards for Business Publication Excellence.

  • June 27, 2017

    Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider, recognized Avnet as a “2017 Preferred Supplier” at its Global Supplier Summit in Silicon Valley. Avnet’s Pete Zimmer, vice president, global and strategic accounts and Tom McCartney, senior vice president, global and strategic accounts were on hand to receive the award from Flex Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer Tom Linton.