Avnet, Inc. Reaches Programming Services Milestone

  Avnet, Inc. Reaches Programming Services Milestone

 Company leads the technology distribution industry by programming more than
                  330,000,000 electronic components annually

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 14, 2012

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that the Avnet Logistics Programming Operations team processed more
than 330,000,000 electronic components during its 2012 fiscal year. Reaching
this milestone further positions the company as the technology distribution
leader in programming services. Avnet provides complete device programming,
testing and device security services through its ten programming facilities in
Arizona, Brazil, California, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Hampshire,
Shanghai and Singapore.

“Avnet’s leadership in programming services gives our customers a competitive
edge by accelerating their time to market and enabling global supply chain
flexibility,” said Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer,
Avnet, Inc. “Avnet provides complete logistics and supply chain services in
every region of the world, helping customers better manage the challenges of
global design and production migration. By working with our experienced and
trusted team of technicians, customers can program devices closer to their
manufacturing facilities with the assurance that their components are in
secure hands.”

Avnet was able to reach this programming services milestone in part due to the
recent implementation of an innovative global shop floor control system, which
provides Avnet’s customers and sales teams with visibility into each stage of
the production process, quality control information and order shipment
details. Customers can seamlessly transfer the programming of their devices to
any of Avnet’s programming centers worldwide, helping them to keep pace with
fluctuations in their forecasts. Avnet’s global shop floor control system also
significantly decreased the amount of time needed to identify field quality
issues from weeks to days, and it can provide customers with a granular audit
trail (down to the person and machine) for each device Avnet programs.

Avnet’s global programming management services turn programmable components
into customized devices for specific applications in industries such as
automotive, medical, telecommunications and consumer technology. These
services are designed to support both small prototype runs and large volume
production levels. In addition, Avnet provides its customers with advanced
security solutions for their programmable devices to reduce the risks of
reverse engineering, counterfeiting and copyright infringements. Avnet
provides a full range of serialization and security services to assure
customers that their information is not compromised. These include programming
of Media Access Control Addresses, Radio Frequency Identification tags,
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection keys and license keys into
integrated circuits. Avnet reduces customers’ risks by assuring no duplication
of data, full traceability, secured data storage and full reporting services.

“Avnet services the programming needs of the global electronics industry, from
extensive industrial applications to low-cost commercial devices, therefore
our quality systems meet the unique needs and certifications of each of these
industries,” said Doug Adams, senior vice president of global programming
operations, Avnet Logistics. “Using state-of-the-art automated equipment
combined with the latest innovations for processing programmable technologies,
Avnet programs highly complex chips with security features built into them. We
also have exclusive access to the security algorithms needed to prevent fraud
and counterfeiting, providing our customers with an added benefit.”

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About Avnet

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.

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