Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, Texas Instruments and Exosite Offer “Innovation Hour Webinar: Turning the Cloud into a

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, Texas Instruments and Exosite Offer
  “Innovation Hour Webinar: Turning the Cloud into a Rainmaker!”

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- February 20, 2014

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:
AVT), Texas Instruments (TI) and Exosite have joined to deliver a free webinar
showing engineers how to use TI’s new Tiva™ C Series Connected LaunchPad to
create solutions for cloud-based applications such as home/building automation
gateways, connected human-machine interface (HMI), networked sensor gateways,
security access systems, programmable logic controllers and others.

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“Innovation Hour: Turning the Cloud into a Rainmaker!” is the first of a
series of eight webinars to be launched in 2014 by Avnet in conjunction with
TI to provide solutions around the latest industry trends and cutting-edge
technology. Attendees can open a gateway to the Internet of Things (IoT) by
learning from experts about TI’s new Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad and
Exosite’s scalable cloud technologies. Using the industry's first MCU to
integrate ARM® Cortex™-M4 with Ethernet MAC+PHY along with highly
customizable, web-based, visual analytic tools from Exosite, engineers can
provide valuable, customized solutions for their target markets.

“Technology is becoming increasingly more connected, and machines increasingly
more human. Imagine a trash compactor that senses when it’s full, and
schedules itself to be picked up,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president,
supplier management and business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing
Americas. “Cloud-based platforms such as the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad
are essential to creating breakthrough technology that can give products a
competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

“The Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad is the first cloud-enabled TI MCU
LaunchPad ecosystem, and this Avnet webinar will jumpstart engineers’ IoT
designs,” said Joe Folkens, product manager, Tiva C Series MCUs, TI.
“Everything is connected to the cloud in some way, it seems, and our work with
Exosite and this Avnet webinar will help launch a whole new set of
applications – the sky’s the limit.”

“With integrated Ethernet MAC + PHY, advanced security features, LCD
controller, and sensible mix of I/O options, the TM4C129x works extremely well
as a secure IoT sensor hub,” said Mark Benson, chief technology officer at
Exosite. “Combined with Exosite's cloud software platform, customers can
quickly deploy differentiated connected products without re-inventing the

Attendees can choose to participate in the live training on February 27, 2014,
at 11 a.m. PST, which will feature a live Q&A session after the webinar.
Alternatively, engineers can also view the webinar on demand after the live
training has been broadcast. For a limited time, Avnet Electronics Marketing
and TI are offering the new Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad before its
public release and a FREE copy of Code Composer Studio™ to webinar attendees.
A discount code will be provided via e-mail to the first 50 customers who
purchase the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad. For more information, or to
register for the live event, visit www.em.avnet.com/innovationhour.

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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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