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Avnet and National Semiconductor Mark Five Decades of Innovation


PHOENIX -- Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) have been working together to meet customer demands since 1960. Together, they have witnessed man take his first steps on the moon and supplied technology to the Mars Rover. Each innovation along the way has allowed Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and National to strengthen their design and supply chain partnership and find new ways to help customers get to market faster with easy-to-design-in products based on world-class technology, service and support. For five decades, the two companies have been supplying customers with technology that continues to redefine power management, making products more efficient and changing the way people interact with the world around them.

“Avnet is a valued distribution partner and truly instrumental in helping us create demand for our easy-to-use and energy-efficient products,” said Jennifer Bleakney, National’s vice president of worldwide distribution and customer support. “We are proud of our long-standing association with Avnet and anticipate a bright future as we continue to deliver innovative solutions to system designers.”

“National Semiconductor continues to be a trailblazer in our industry. Celebrating milestones such as being the first to develop the integrated voltage regulator, the first to deliver CODEC devices, and the first to launch the white LED driver - among many others,” said Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet looks forward to continuing our contribution to National Semiconductor’s success and to blazing new trails in the next 50 years.”

Visit the Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas website at, for pricing information, datasheets and design opportunities using National Semiconductor’s complete line of products.

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

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 in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology. Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National’s high-performance analog products enable its customers’ systems to be more energy efficient. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.42 billion for fiscal 2010. Additional information is available at


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