Avnet Embedded Extends Offering To Americas Customers With Powerful, Low Power Single Board Computers From Gateworks

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:  AVT), today announced that it has inked a distribution agreement with Gateworks Corporation, the leading supplier of powerful ARM-based single board computers (SBCs) for transmitting and receiving audio, video and data in embedded wireless and wired network systems.

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This agreement provides customers in the Americas access to Gateworks’ product portfolio of hundreds of SBC variations that serve across a wide variety of markets and applications. Applications include systems for digital signage, kiosks, points-of-sale, medical monitoring, security/access control, smart phones and tablets, networking, wireless hotspots, military communications, military robotics, unmanned area vehicles and drones, video and communications surveillance, border monitoring, first responder, fleet tracking, energy exploration/mining, agriculture, electric grid and the exploding machine to machine (M2M) market.

Gateworks offers wireless and wired embedded system designers hundreds of SBC choices, which provide the fastest time to market, lowest design risk and lowest design cost, saving the customer six to 18 months in time-to-market and $300,000 to $1.5 million in design cost.

“By adding the Gateworks portfolio to our line card, our integration experts can help our embedded system design customers fast track their designs with a very wide variety of proven ARM-based single board computers,” said Jeff Ittel, senior vice president of embedded marketing at Avnet Embedded. “With an extensive configuration of SBCs, Gateworks supports nearly every market and application that we serve.”

“By working with Avnet Embedded, Gateworks is accelerating the adoption of our products in the exploding M2M and Internet of Things (IOT) markets. Avnet Embedded’s extensive sales force, customer relationships and services will provide customers in the Americas greater access to Gateworks products. We look forward to a long and very successful partnership with Avnet Embedded,” said Orlando Gallegos, vice president of sales and business development at Gateworks.

For more information on Gateworks products from Avnet, see www.avnetembedded.com.

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About Gateworks Corporation

Gateworks Corporation is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif., with administrative, research and development engineering, marketing and sales, and manufacturing in its company-owned facilities. Gateworks specializes in wireless and wired SBCs, and recently introduced its fifth generation VENTANA family of powerful, low power, full HD video and audio, ARM-based SBCs. Gateworks SBCs power embedded systems of companies in every country of the world.

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 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

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.

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