Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML) recently marked the milestone 25-year anniversary of their business relationship.

Atmel is a designer and manufacturer of microcontrollers (MCUs), capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. The company focuses on embedded systems built around MCUs which include ultra-low-power 8-bit AVRs with an established community, 32-bit AVRs, Atmel SMART 32-bit ARM-based products, automotive grade, and 8-bit Intel 8051 derivatives, RF devices including Wi-Fi, EEPROM, Bluetooth, ZigBee, 802.15.4 and flash memory devices, symmetric and asymmetric security chips, touch controllers and application-specific products. Atmel is a leading supplier of solutions for the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market where more "things" will be smartly and securely connected. Atmel's wide portfolio of secure MCU and wireless solutions with security enables designers to connect devices to the cloud with confidence.

"Over the past 25 years, Avnet and Atmel have supported our mutual customers through some incredible advances in technology," said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "We are a classic example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Individually, Avnet and Atmel each bring unique value to the customer engagement, but when you couple Atmel's world-class microcontroller, wireless and crypto authentication product portfolios with Avnet's world-class design and supply chain offerings, the end result is an unmatched ability to support customers in bringing smarter, more cost-effective and more versatile products to market."

"For 25 years, Avnet has been a leading marketing channel for Atmel products to customers across the globe," said Shawn Fogarty, distribution account manager, Atmel Corporation. "Avnet's demand creation and innovative supply chain allows Atmel to support some of the world's most innovative customers. We look forward to further expanding our engagement with Avnet over the upcoming decades."

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