Avnet Offers VITA-Compliant Solutions for Ruggedized Connectors

  Avnet Offers VITA-Compliant Solutions for Ruggedized Connectors

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 18, 2013

Whether you are designing systems for medical imaging, military,
transportation or space launch control, you know reliability, ruggedness and
high-speed performance are crucial. With that in mind, Avnet Electronics
Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), provides engineers
with next-generation connectivity to confidently design a fully integrated
system that can withstand any environment.

Click to Tweet: #Avnet offers VITA technology for ruggedized connectors from
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TE Connectivity Ltd. (TE) and Samtec, Inc. provide a number of VMEbus
International Trade Association (VITA) technologies for critical applications,
available from Avnet Electronics Marketing. In order to reduce mission risk,
system cost, and address ever-shortening time-to-market windows, Avnet
distributes solutions that complement VITA’s open-technology standards,
relevant to designers of critical embedded systems around the world.

“Due to Avnet’s long history in IP&E and its support of VITA’s industry
standards, we can help our customers reach better connectivity solutions in
rugged environments,” said Matt Burns, global IP&E technical marketing
specialist, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Avnet’s IP&E experts can help
engineers build systems with higher data speeds, more computational power and
less system power, while handling rugged environments such as extreme
temperatures, high shock and stratospheric altitudes.”

David Engler, director, product management, for TE Connectivity’s Global
Aerospace, Defense & Marine business said, “With one of the broadest offerings
of VITA products in the interconnect industry, TE has engaged with Avnet to
have inventory readily available to help our customers manage critical
time-to-market product development activities.”

“Avnet is a preferred VITA interconnect distributor and a strategic partner in
our international sales strategy,” said Karl Soderquist, Samtec distribution
manager. “Their overall support and service, in particular with VITA
applications, is unmatched in the industry.”

Click here to learn more about TE’s VITA 41, VITA 46, VITA 61, VITA 62 and
VITA 67 products.

Click here to learn more about Samtec’s VITA 57 products and here to learn
about VITA 42 products.

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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 and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and
providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration
services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, memory 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, visit www.avnet.com.


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