Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Analog Devices

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Analog

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PHOENIX -- December 2, 2013

For four decades, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Analog Devices, Inc., have played a fundamental
role in delivering some of the biggest technological advancements that have
deeply impacted every market sector, through every continent in the world.

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Starting with its humble beginnings in the basement of a Cambridge,
Massachusetts, apartment building, today ADI technology is everywhere. Avnet,
with a vast technical offering and a global footprint, is proud to have been
part of this impressive success story.

In 1973, the same year ADI introduced the industry’s first CMOS
digital-to-analog converter, Avnet entered its distribution agreement with
ADI. That year new products helped drive a 50 percent increase in sales
companywide, to a record $22 million. To this day, ADI and Avnet together
continue to be recognized as world leaders in innovation, taking digital to
the next level and helping engineers create safer automobiles, faster
networks, greener energy, better healthcare and an improved lifestyle for
people all over the world.

“It is the sharing of the same values of innovation and customer service that
has led to this longstanding, successful partnership between Avnet and ADI,”
said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “As technology
continues to evolve, we’re looking forward to the next 40 years of service to
our customers, employees and shareholders. We know that the best years for
this partnership lie before us.”

Phil Fraser, director of distribution for the Americas, Analog Devices, said,
“Avnet EM and Analog Devices have received tremendous benefits from working
together over these 40 years, and we look forward to developing an even
stronger partnership in the years ahead. Analog Devices’ products and
solutions are easily accessible as a result of Avnet’s supply chain services,
technical support and responsiveness to customers.”

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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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