Avnet Embedded and Calxeda Showcase ARM-Based Solutions

  Avnet Embedded and Calxeda Showcase ARM-Based Solutions

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 16, 2013

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business
region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Calxeda today announced a joint exhibit
of ARM-based server solutions at the Open Compute Project Summit, highlighting
options that leverage Avnet’s data center solutions and Calxeda’s ARM-based
EnergyCore server-on-a-chip (SoC) technology, utilizing the complementary
expertise of both companies to facilitate the rapid deployment of ARM servers
tailored to end users’ specific applications.

“Avnet is committed to offering our global customers more than just a
catalogue of available components,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice
president, Avnet Embedded. “We can provide our customers with a selection of
building blocks that can be assembled into the right solution for their
targeted workloads. We are able to streamline our ARM server design process to
directly address our customers’ challenges and deliver those designs to the
Open Compute community, with the first of those contributions targeted for the
fall of 2013.”

Calxeda is leading the industry transition to low-power servers with its
EnergyCore SoC (Server on a Chip) technology, which can halve server space
requirements and offer a ten-fold savings in power. Calxeda is currently
shipping the ECX-1000 based on the available 32-bit ARM A9 core, and recently
announced a roadmap of products that will use ARM’s Cortex-A15 and 64-bit
Cortex-A57 cores.

“Calxeda’s technology enables unprecedented power and space savings, and end
users are embracing the opportunity to resolve their power usage, space and
cost challenges,” said Karl Freund, vice president of marketing for Calxeda.
“Developing a solid ecosystem—both hardware and software—that will address end
users’ needs is essential to the widespread adoption of any technology.“

Learn more about the companies’ solutions in Booth B5 at the Open Compute
Project Summit on Jan. 16-17, 2013, in Santa Clara, CA. For more information
on the event, please visit http://opencompute.org/summit-2013/.

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.

About Calxeda

Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the
datacenter with revolutionary server-on-a-chip technology. Calxeda currently
employs 100 professionals in Austin, Texas and the Silicon Valley area.
Calxeda is funded by a unique syndicate comprising industry leading venture
capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM Holdings, Advanced
Technology Investment Company, Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures, Flybridge
Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners, and Vulcan Capital. See
www.calxeda.com for more information.


Avnet Media Contact:
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Calxeda Media Contact:
Laura Beck, 512-786-1098
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