Avnet Tech Games Registration Opens for the 2013 Spring Virtual Competition and Arizona Onsite Games

  Avnet Tech Games Registration Opens for the 2013 Spring Virtual Competition
  and Arizona Onsite Games

               2012 Fall Virtual Competition Winners Announced

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- January 14, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has announced
that registration is now open for college students across the nation to
compete in both the Arizona Onsite and Spring Virtual Avnet Tech Games. The
events help students prepare for real-world business opportunities and compete
for a chance to win scholarships.

The Spring Virtual Avnet Tech Games competition is open to college students
nationwide. The onsite competition is open to Arizona college students only
and will be held April 13, 2013, at The University of Advancing Technology in
Tempe, Ariz. Both competitions challenge students to test their knowledge,
creativity, decision-making, problem-solving and technical skills.

“We continue to invest in the Avnet Tech Games year after year because we
believe strongly in the value it brings to the community and industry,” said
Teri Radosevich, vice president of community relations and public affairs,
Avnet, Inc. “These games provide college students with an opportunity to
experience realistic work situations, faculty gain insight into today’s
business needs and the business community benefits because graduates are
better prepared for the workplace.”

The 2013 Spring Virtual Avnet Tech Games include:

  *Android™ App Sell it or Smelt it - Students develop a mobile application
    for the Android™ platform by using innovative MIT Android™ App Inventor
  *Green Video Competition - Competitors combine video production skills,
    environmental awareness and marketing skills to create a short video on
    environmental initiatives at their college.

The 2013 Arizona Onsite Avnet Tech Games include:

  *Accenture Green Data Center Challenge - Develop and present a proposal to
    bring an aging legacy data center forward into a model green data center.
  *Build the Fastest Computer - Build, troubleshoot and tune a PC the
  *Digital Design Dilemma - Create, validate and document a FPGA design that
    works on a provided circuit board.
  *Java Blitz  - Develop an application using Java 7 Standard Edition, which
    is a popular software development language that is used in many large
    corporations today.
  *Networking Expert Battle - Student teams will set up, deploy, troubleshoot
    and repair a network similar to a small office configuration.
  *Patch Panel Madness - Build a working data network using a provided
    network diagram, cabling, patch panels, switches and racks.
  *Robot Race Obstacle Course  - Build and program a robot to maneuver and
    tow objects through different courses.

This year’s Avnet Tech Games co-sponsor is NYSE Euronext. Students
participating in the onsite games will have the opportunity to attend a
networking hour, where they can connect with Avnet and NYSE Euronext in
addition to event sponsors and representatives from companies such as
Accenture, DP Air Corporation, Alphagraphics, BC Graphics, Intel, Prisma
Graphics, Microchip and Round2.

The Arizona Onsite Avnet Tech Games will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at The University of Advancing Technology, 2625 W.
Baseline Rd., Tempe, Ariz.

2012 Fall Virtual Competition Winners

  *Android™ App Showdown - Chaitanya Deosthale of San Diego State University
    developed the best Google Android™ App using Google's Android™ SDK and
    Open API.
  *Design the Best Windows 8 Computer - Danielle Clarke and Kevin Hemmer and
    their faculty coach, Daniel Mazzola, of Arizona State University designed
    the best all-around Microsoft Windows 8 computer solution for a specific
  *Supply Chain Challenge - Dmitry Lavnik, Yuan Li, Adrienne Tamame and
    Mingxue Zhao of Yale University  generated the highest profits within a
    virtual factory by properly forecasting capacity and inventory and making
    timely pricing decisions.

For more information or to register go to: http://avnettechgames.com/

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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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