Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Joins with Microsemi to Open New Application Design Centers That Deliver Mainstream System

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Joins with Microsemi to Open New
  Application Design Centers That Deliver Mainstream System Solutions Using
  Microsemi SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 as Well as Other Leading-Edge Microsemi
  Products

Design Centers Recognize Microsemi Technology Innovations, Competitiveness and
         Value in Solving Major Technical Design Challenges for OEMs

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- April 3, 2014

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:
AVT), announced the company has opened two joint application design centers
with Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC). The design centers’ efforts will
concentrate on developing application-specific reference designs that solve
OEM customers’ major technical design challenges requiring low-power and
security in the design. Customers will work with Avnet specialists who are
certified on Microsemi’s mainstream FPGA product lines along with Microsemi’s
field application engineers and system solution experts. Together this team is
a powerful resource to help OEMs with their new FPGA-based designs and
development, providing critical support with customer-related tools, reference
designs and design platforms. The two design centers are located in San Jose
and Aliso Viejo, Calif.

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“By initiating the new collaborative design centers, Avnet management
recognizes the significant advantage Microsemi’s innovative technologies and
competitive products provide OEM application development,” said Hichem
Belhadj, vice president of applications engineering at Microsemi. “Avnet
continues to be a major strategic sales channel partner for Microsemi, and
this expanded and strengthened relationship will provide our customers
streamlined and simplified design and development solutions, as well as
reduced time-to-market advantages.”

“Our customers are always looking for innovative solutions to their design
challenges and it is our belief that these products can be excellent solutions
for a comprehensive range of mainstream market applications. This synergistic
investment will allow both companies to efficiently and effectively address
these challenges across a range of areas,” said Rondekka Moore, vice
president, demand creation at Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.

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About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of
semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security,
aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and
radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and
ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and
precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice
processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies
and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as
well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in
Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,400 employees globally. Learn
more at www.microsemi.com.

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, 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, visit www.avnet.com.

Contact:

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Director, Marketing Communications
Heidi.Elliott@avnet.com
 
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