This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Avnet, Inc. Reaches Programming Services Milestone

Stocks in this article: AVT

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that the Avnet Logistics Programming Operations team processed more than 330,000,000 electronic components during its 2012 fiscal year. Reaching this milestone further positions the company as the technology distribution leader in programming services. Avnet provides complete device programming, testing and device security services through its ten programming facilities in Arizona, Brazil, California, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Hampshire, Shanghai and Singapore.

“Avnet’s leadership in programming services gives our customers a competitive edge by accelerating their time to market and enabling global supply chain flexibility,” said Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer, Avnet, Inc. “Avnet provides complete logistics and supply chain services in every region of the world, helping customers better manage the challenges of global design and production migration. By working with our experienced and trusted team of technicians, customers can program devices closer to their manufacturing facilities with the assurance that their components are in secure hands.”

Avnet was able to reach this programming services milestone in part due to the recent implementation of an innovative global shop floor control system, which provides Avnet’s customers and sales teams with visibility into each stage of the production process, quality control information and order shipment details. Customers can seamlessly transfer the programming of their devices to any of Avnet’s programming centers worldwide, helping them to keep pace with fluctuations in their forecasts. Avnet’s global shop floor control system also significantly decreased the amount of time needed to identify field quality issues from weeks to days, and it can provide customers with a granular audit trail (down to the person and machine) for each device Avnet programs.

Avnet’s global programming management services turn programmable components into customized devices for specific applications in industries such as automotive, medical, telecommunications and consumer technology. These services are designed to support both small prototype runs and large volume production levels. In addition, Avnet provides its customers with advanced security solutions for their programmable devices to reduce the risks of reverse engineering, counterfeiting and copyright infringements. Avnet provides a full range of serialization and security services to assure customers that their information is not compromised. These include programming of Media Access Control Addresses, Radio Frequency Identification tags, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection keys and license keys into integrated circuits. Avnet reduces customers’ risks by assuring no duplication of data, full traceability, secured data storage and full reporting services.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs