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Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces Its First-ever Smart Energy Forum. This Virtual Training Covers Home And Building Automation, Metering, Infrastructure, Energy Generation And Conversion For A Full 24 Hours. (Video: Business Wire)

With growing demand for both sustainable energy sources and new technologies for managing energy efficiency, today’s electronic systems developers face new opportunities and new design challenges to advance smart energy solutions. To provide an opportunity for designers to learn about the newest smart energy technologies from leading suppliers, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), introduces its first-ever Smart Energy Forum. This 24-hour, online event takes place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Registration is free, and open now at Watch a short video about the Smart Energy Forum.

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Avnet’s Smart Energy Forum will encompass a wide range of technologies and applications, from those that generate, convert and control energy, to the communications technologies used in applications that monitor and manage energy in consumer and industrial settings. The Forum will provide engineers with educational and technical resources relevant to solutions in four areas:
  • Home and building automation
  • Metering
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy generation and conversion

“The U.S. is consuming an unprecedented amount of electricity, and engineers are looking for new sources of energy, as well as solutions to more efficiently manage, measure and communicate our consumption, while still meeting demand,” said Heather Robertson, technical director, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet’s Smart Energy Forum is an on-demand technical training that gives engineers unparalleled access to reference designs, leading technology and smart energy experts – all in a convenient online forum.”

Bringing together its smart energy technical expertise and 20 of today’s leading semiconductor and smart energy manufacturers, Avnet’s Smart Energy Forum will feature sessions presented by Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics and others. For a full list of courses, visit

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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 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at

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 in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit

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