Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it has inked a distribution agreement with Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS), a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors and sensor-based systems marketed under the MEAS brand. The agreement provides Avnet's customers in the industrial, medical, defense/aerospace, test and measurement and transportation markets with a broad portfolio of packaged sensors. “Appointing Avnet as a new distributor is an integral part of our long-term global channel management strategy for enabling new customers improved access to our broad offering of sensor solutions,” explained Glen MacGibbon, executive vice president, Measurement Specialties, Inc. “With their emphasis on strong technical support and global support services, Avnet is well positioned to support the growth of our new class of plug and play sensors that enable system designers to produce smarter, more cost-effective and energy efficient systems.” “The addition of Measurement Specialties to our Americas offering allows Avnet to broaden our support for our customers who require both embedded and off-the-board sensor solutions for critical monitoring, feedback and control input capability,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier development, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “By providing such an extensive array of low-cost, low-power and plug and play sensor solutions, MEAS reduces the complexity of our customers’ engineering development efforts and accelerates their time to market.” Measurement Specialties sensors are designed to provide precise measurement of physical characteristics such as pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity and fluid properties. Among the advanced technologies comprised in MEAS sensors are: piezoresistive applications, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and piezopolymers. To view the entire Measurement Specialties product line available from Avnet, visit www.AvnetExpress.com. Connect with Avnet: Follow Avnet on Twitter: @AvnetDesignWire Contribute to our technical forums View product and company videos Buy our components About Measurement Specialties Inc. Measurement Specialties, Inc. engages in the design, development, and manufacture of sensors and sensor-based systems for original equipment manufacturers and end users. The company’s technologies comprise piezoresistive silicon, polymer and ceramic piezoelectric materials, application specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems, foil strain gauges, electromagnetic force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, anisotropic magneto-resistive devices, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive structures, ultrasonic measurement systems, optical measurement systems, negative thermal coefficient ceramic sensors, 3-6 degree of freedom force/torque structures, complex mechanical resonators, magnetic reed switches, high frequency multipoint scanning algorithms, and high precision submersible hydrostatic level detection technologies. Its sensors are used for engine and vehicle, medical, general industrial, consumer and home appliance, military and commercial aerospace, environmental water monitoring, and test and measurement applications. The company offers its products under the MEAS brand name. Measurement Specialties, Inc. sells its products through regional sales managers, distributors, and outside sales representatives primarily in North America, Asia, and Western Europe. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Hampton, Virginia.