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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Celebrates 40-Year Milestone with Texas Instruments

Phoenix – WEBWIRE

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and global electronics manufacturer and supplier Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) are celebrating their 40-year business relationship. Together, Avnet and TI have innovated support models that give design chain and supply chain customers better access to the analog chips, embedded processing solutions and development tools they need to create state-of-the-art, high-performance products that are smarter, greener and more cost effective.

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“For a business relationship to last as long as the one between Avnet and TI has, there needs to be more than just an economic value,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “I think Avnet and TI have enjoyed such an enduring relationship because both companies not only have a passion for bringing the best the technology world has to offer to market, but we also share a commitment to conducting our businesses with honor, with respect for our environment and with a steadfast appreciation for our people and the communities in which we operate. We look forward to many more years of collaboration to bring advanced technology solutions to our mutual customers.”

Avnet and TI work closely to help educate the engineering community on design techniques to leverage next-generation technologies through programs like the Innovation Hour technical webinar series. The eight-part series, which ran throughout 2014, focused on new TI processing, power, signal chain and wireless products as well as available resources, development tools, technical documentation, reference designs, application expertise and third-party programs available from TI and Avnet. TI was also a sponsor of Avnet’s 2014/15 X-fest global technical seminar series.

“Texas Instruments is proud of our long-standing collaboration with Avnet. We have the industry’s largest product portfolio and manufacturing footprint, and in order to support the tens of thousands of TI customers, we need partnerships like the one we have in Avnet,” said Ray Upton, vice president of Americas sales and applications, Texas Instruments.

To view the entire line of Texas Instruments products and solutions offered by Avnet, visit

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more 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 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

About Avnet, Inc.
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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit


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