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Avnet Electronics Marketing Receives Annual Corporate Award from Murata


PHOENIX -- Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has received Murata Electronics North America’s Corporate Award for 2007. Murata, a world-leading innovator in electronics and the largest global supplier of ceramic passive components, selected Avnet for the award -- from all its North American broadline distributors -- based upon Avnet’s continued sales expansion and outstanding contribution to Murata during its 2007 fiscal year.

“This award is representative of how mutually successful supplier-distributor partnerships can be,” said Hideo Sakamoto, President of Murata Electronics North America. “In fiscal 2007, Avnet continued its commitment to marketing the broadest array of electronic components while engaging Murata across all product lines and throughout their entire organization.”

“It’s truly a pleasure to accept this award on behalf of Avnet and its employees for the second consecutive year,” said Tom McCartney, senior vice president of IP&E business development worldwide for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “As a global leader in the design and manufacturing of ceramic-based passive electronic components and modules, Murata continues to offer the products and service our global customers require. We are proud to be a part of helping ensure both Murata’s and our customers’ future success.”

“We are honored to be acknowledged by one of the leading passive manufacturers in the world,” added Pat Wastal, senior vice president of IP&E for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “It is Murata’s technology lead that allows Avnet and our customers to be successful.”

About Murata Electronics North America (

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., established in 1944, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and power supply modules. With annual revenues in excess of Ą630,000 million, Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. Products include: RF & Microwave Front End Filters, VCO’s, Bluetooth modules, I.F. Filters, Sensors, Chip Multilayer and Chip Dielectric Antennas, RF Diode Switches, Baluns, Isolators, Coaxial Connectors, DC-DC Converters, Traps, Discriminators, Ceramic Capacitors, EMI Filters, Inductors, Piezoelectric Alarms, Ceramic Resonators, Trimming Potentiometers, Trimming Capacitors and Thermistors. The Company is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has some 34,000 employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

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 Web site is located at Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion. For more information, visit


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