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Analog Devices and Avnet Extend Distribution Agreement into Japan


TOKYO -- Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, and Avnet Japan Co., Ltd., a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the largest operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), signed a distribution agreement for the Japanese market.

Japan continues to be a design and a manufacturing powerhouse, particularly in consumer electronics. Analog Devices is a leader in signal processing and its analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals that are used in a wide array of electronic equipment -- much of it made by Japanese OEMs.

“Analog Devices has the products, support, expertise, and global resources customers need for the future. Avnet and ADI have enjoyed a thirty-six year relationship and so I’m extremely pleased that we will be able to offer ADI’s superior product line to our Japanese customers. The extension of our relationship into Japan further underscores our focus and capability to deliver ’Support Across the Board’ as a global value-added distribution leader in the local marketplace,” said Tom McCartney, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Japan.

McCartney continued, “In support of this new chapter for ADI and Avnet Electronics Marketing Japan, we have added technically-qualified dedicated sales and engineering resources qualified to provide immediate support to our Japanese customers on ADI products. With this, Avnet Electronics Marketing Japan is ready to serve our mutual customers on their current ADI requirements, as well as create new demand for ADI’s products throughout Japan.”

“By extending our relationship with Avnet, we will be able to leverage their engineering and regional logistics capability to uplift customer service to the next level which helps our customers stay ahead of the competition,” said Osamu Mawatari, president & representative director of Analog Devices K.K.(ADKK)

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Japan
Avnet EM Japan (Avnet Japan Co., Ltd.) is a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing. Avnet Japan serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers and original design manufacturers (ODM) in Japan, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated value-added design-chain and supply-chain services including supply chain management, sales support, engineering design, inventory replenishment and programming. Avnet Japan’s local language Web site 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 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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