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Avnet Launches Web-Based Design Resource for USB 3.0


PHOENIX -- Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced the launch of a dedicated web resource for design engineers focusing on the emerging technology of USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed USB. The website is

As new uses for technology, media and storage emerge, design engineers are pressured to keep up with the evolving expectations of today’s consumer. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has launched a new website focused solely on USB 3.0 to keep design engineers up to speed on the latest products, news and best-practices for integrating and designing for this emerging technology. View a brief video about the website here:

Avnet’s USB 3.0 website allows engineers the ability to:

* Download the latest design guides. Developed by Avnet engineers, each comprehensive guide highlights newly released SuperSpeed USB semiconductor and IP&E solutions that are easy to design.
* Join the Avnet USB 3.0 Blog. Engineers can read about the latest developments in SuperSpeed USB technology and ask questions, exchange ideas, and share knowledge about Avnet’s USB 3.0 products and services.
* View pricing and availability of Avnet’s entire line of USB 3.0 products.
* Access industry resources regarding USB 3.0 technology. As a member of the USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (USB-IF), Avnet continues to monitor the latest developments associated with this technology.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in OEMs looking to capitalize on the significant performance enhancements of SuperSpeed USB,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Avnet’s SuperSpeed USB site was designed with our customers in mind. As each new facet of this technology emerges, Avnet is committed to ensuring our customers have access to the information they need to accelerate their time to market.”

For more information, visit Avnet’s USB 3.0 website at

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


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