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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas to Distribute Sensor Solutions from Measurement Specialties, Inc.

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas to Distribute Sensor Solutions from
  Measurement Specialties, Inc.

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PHOENIX -- November 07, 2012

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:
AVT), today announced it has inked a distribution agreement with Measurement
Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS), a leader in the design and manufacture of
sensors and sensor-based systems marketed under the MEAS brand. The agreement
provides Avnet's customers in the industrial, medical, defense/aerospace, test
and measurement and transportation markets with a broad portfolio of packaged
sensors.

“Appointing Avnet as a new distributor is an integral part of our long-term
global channel management strategy for enabling new customers improved access
to our broad offering of sensor solutions,” explained Glen MacGibbon,
executive vice president, Measurement Specialties, Inc. “With their emphasis
on strong technical support and global support services, Avnet is well
positioned to support the growth of our new class of plug and play sensors
that enable system designers to produce smarter, more cost-effective and
energy efficient systems.”

“The addition of Measurement Specialties to our Americas offering allows Avnet
to broaden our support for our customers who require both embedded and
off-the-board sensor solutions for critical monitoring, feedback and control
input capability,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier
development, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “By providing such an
extensive array of low-cost, low-power and plug and play sensor solutions,
MEAS reduces the complexity of our customers’ engineering development efforts
and accelerates their time to market.”

Measurement Specialties sensors are designed to provide precise measurement of
physical characteristics such as pressure/force, position, vibration,
temperature, humidity and fluid properties. Among the advanced technologies
comprised in MEAS sensors are: piezoresistive applications, application
specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS),
and piezopolymers. To view the entire Measurement Specialties product line
available from Avnet, visit www.AvnetExpress.com.

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About Measurement Specialties Inc.

Measurement Specialties, Inc. engages in the design, development, and
manufacture of sensors and sensor-based systems for original equipment
manufacturers and end users. The company’s technologies comprise
piezoresistive silicon, polymer and ceramic piezoelectric materials,
application specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems,
foil strain gauges, electromagnetic force balance systems, fluid capacitive
devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, anisotropic
magneto-resistive devices, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic
capacitive structures, ultrasonic measurement systems, optical measurement
systems, negative thermal coefficient ceramic sensors, 3-6 degree of freedom
force/torque structures, complex mechanical resonators, magnetic reed
switches, high frequency multipoint scanning algorithms, and high precision
submersible hydrostatic level detection technologies. Its sensors are used for
engine and vehicle, medical, general industrial, consumer and home appliance,
military and commercial aerospace, environmental water monitoring, and test
and measurement applications. The company offers its products under the MEAS
brand name. Measurement Specialties, Inc. sells its products through regional
sales managers, distributors, and outside sales representatives primarily in
North America, Asia, and Western Europe. The company was founded in 1981 and
is headquartered in Hampton, Virginia.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc.
that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic
manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing
electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated
design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at
www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success
by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of
customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

Contact:

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
Heidi.Elliott@avnet.com
 
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