Avnet Celebrates Twenty-Fifth Anniversary With Panasonic

Just as the value of silver has been climbing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has seen the shine in its silver anniversary with Panasonic. In 1988, Avnet entered an agreement with Panasonic to distribute its electronics components in the Americas, and the relationship is still going strong 25 years later.

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Initially, Avnet began distributing products from Panasonic’s large portfolio of standard and custom electronics components, including: capacitors, resistors, inductors and filters, circuit protection, electromechanical, relays, sensors, connectors, semiconductors and RF modules. Over the years, Avnet began integrating the components into state-of-the-art development kits to help designers integrate new technologies like Bluetooth, RF, and power modules into their applications.

“Over the past 25 years, Avnet and Panasonic have enabled designers to create thousands of electronics products,” said Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “I look forward to seeing that number grow, as we continue working together over the next quarter century.”

“Avnet Electronics Marketing and Panasonic together share a commitment to the design engineer to deliver innovative and reliable components anytime, anywhere,” said Dan Litts, senior vice president of Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America. “This partnership and commitment moving forward will ensure that designers receive the highest quality product combined with the best channel support in the industry.”

Panasonic is one of the industry's largest suppliers of standard and custom electronic components. Its wide product offering, coupled with global manufacturing and sales capabilities, and a commitment to customer service, make Panasonic a preferred vendor to the world's most famous original equipment manufacturers of high-tech electronic products.

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About Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America

Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America is the advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company provides cutting-edge components that power a diverse range of devices, electronics components, optical drives, semiconductors, card readers, and mechanical devices including compressors and motors. In the 2013 Annual Best Global Green Brands report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.

To learn more about the company, visit www.panasonic.com/industrial. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @PanasonicElec; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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 and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration 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, memory 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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