Avnet Embedded Extends Offering to Americas Customers with Powerful, Low Power Single Board Computers from Gateworks

  Avnet Embedded Extends Offering to Americas Customers with Powerful, Low
  Power Single Board Computers from Gateworks

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PHOENIX -- September 3, 2013

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics MarketingAmericas, a business
region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced that it has inked a
distribution agreement with Gateworks Corporation, the leading supplier of
powerful ARM-based single board computers (SBCs) for transmitting and
receiving audio, video and data in embedded wireless and wired network

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This agreement provides customers in the Americas access to Gateworks’ product
portfolio of hundreds of SBC variations that serve across a wide variety of
markets and applications. Applications include systems for digital signage,
kiosks, points-of-sale, medical monitoring, security/access control, smart
phones and tablets, networking, wireless hotspots, military communications,
military robotics, unmanned area vehicles and drones, video and communications
surveillance, border monitoring, first responder, fleet tracking, energy
exploration/mining, agriculture, electric grid and the exploding machine to
machine (M2M) market.

Gateworks offers wireless and wired embedded system designers hundreds of SBC
choices, which provide the fastest time to market, lowest design risk and
lowest design cost, saving the customer six to 18 months in time-to-market and
$300,000 to $1.5 million in design cost.

“By adding the Gateworks portfolio to our line card, our integration experts
can help our embedded system design customers fast track their designs with a
very wide variety of proven ARM-based single board computers,” said Jeff
Ittel, senior vice president of embedded marketing at Avnet Embedded. “With an
extensive configuration of SBCs, Gateworks supports nearly every market and
application that we serve.”

“By working with Avnet Embedded, Gateworks is accelerating the adoption of our
products in the exploding M2M and Internet of Things (IOT) markets. Avnet
Embedded’s extensive sales force, customer relationships and services will
provide customers in the Americas greater access to Gateworks products. We
look forward to a long and very successful partnership with Avnet Embedded,”
said Orlando Gallegos, vice president of sales and business development at

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About Gateworks Corporation

Gateworks Corporation is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif., with
administrative, research and development engineering, marketing and sales, and
manufacturing in its company-owned facilities. Gateworks specializes in
wireless and wired SBCs, and recently introduced its fifth generation VENTANA
family of powerful, low power, full HD video and audio, ARM-based SBCs.
Gateworks SBCs power embedded systems of companiesin every country of the

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 80 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

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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion.
For more information, visitwww.avnet.com.


Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
Gateworks Corporation
Adrienne Blair, 805-781-2000
Marketing and Communications
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