Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and TE Connectivity (TE) have been providing OEM customers with world-leading connectivity solutions paired with outstanding distribution service for the past 25 years. The two companies today mark the silver anniversary of their affiliation. Together, they have more than 100 years of electronics industry leadership, providing a combined powerhouse of know-how and capabilities to customers. Click to Tweet: Avnet and TE celebrate silver anniversary http://ow.ly/hESyu “With its long-standing commitment to innovation, TE has changed the way the world thinks about connectivity,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Designers no longer specify ‘connectors;’ now they look for connectivity solutions, and they expect these devices to not just complete a board, but to actually enhance the overall performance of their system. I look forward to many years of collaboration to bring Avnet’s best-in-class supply chain and value add interconnect expertise and TE’s diverse range of market-leading products together, helping our mutual customers blaze new trails in the ever-expanding global high-tech electronics frontier.” “Avnet has been a great partner to TE for the past 25 years and we look forward to continuing our relationship for many more years to come,” said Joan Wainwright, president, channel and customer experience at TE Connectivity. “Together, we offer a winning combination of innovative products and a broad array of services to solve the connectivity challenges of thousands of customers around the world.” To celebrate its 25-year partnership with TE, Avnet Electronics Marketing has made a charitable donation in honor of the company to the FIRST® Robotics Competition. FIRST Robotics is a non-profit organization, led by American innovator Dean Kamen, which seeks to inspire children and young adults to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Visit FIRST® Robotics for more information. To view the entire TE product line offered by Avnet, visit www.avnetexpress.com. Connect with Avnet: Follow Avnet on Twitter:@AvnetDesignWireContribute to our technical forumsView product and company videosBuy our componentsAbout TE Connectivity TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.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 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain 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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.