Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Adds Digi International to Line Card

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Adds Digi International to Line Card

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PHOENIX -- December 11, 2012

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:
AVT), today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Digi
International (NASDAQ: DGII), a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M)
solutions. The agreement provides Avnet's customers with access to Digi’s
broad range of ARM-based embedded wired and wireless modules, wireless routers
and gateways, and other M2M technologies.

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“Avnet offers a large, experienced sales team with outstanding engineering and
integration services,” said John Guargena, vice president of Americas and
India sales, Digi International. “This agreement allows us to leverage Avnet’s
sales and technical support groups as an extension of our own and serve a
wider customer base. It also provides Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas’
customers easy access to industry-leading embedded modules based on Freescale
technology and other best-in-class M2M solutions.”

M2M technology, machines communicating with other machines, allows devices to
monitor and adjust to one another with human intervention only when necessary.
Digi’s products and services are used to enable thousands of M2M applications
throughout the world, including many within medical, security, energy,
building automation and other industries.

"Market research firm IDC projects that M2M services will account for over 30
percent of all embedded wireless systems worldwide by 2015^1, and Digi is a
pioneer in the advancement of M2M solutions,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice
president, supplier development, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “In
addition, many of Digi’s modules are based on Freescale Semiconductors’
popular i.MX processor family. Having Digi’s technology on our line card
enables us to offer customers more integrated processor module options, which
is exactly the kind of technological synergy that Avnet can help bring to a
customer’s development effort.”

Digi’s network-enabled ConnectCore® for i.MX53 module family is a highly
integrated system-on-module (SoM) solution based on the Freescale® i.MX53
application processor. It offers a high-performance 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A8
core, wired and wireless connectivity options, powerful 1080p/720p video
encoding/decoding capabilities and a complete peripheral set. Energy efficient
and scalable, this module family is particularly well suited for medical
devices, security/surveillance equipment, industrial applications and digital
signage. To view the entire Digi International product line available from
Avnet, visit www.AvnetExpress.com.

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About Digi International

Digi International is the M2M solutions expert, combining products and
services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides
the industry’s broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform
tailored for devices, and development services to help customers get to market
fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi’s entire solution set is
tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in
the world. For more information, visit Digi's website atwww.digi.com, or call

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

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.

^1 Worldwide Intelligent Systems 2011-2015 Forecast: The Next Big Opportunity,
IDC Corp.


Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
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