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Avnet Electronics Marketing to put the spotlight on the latest LED designs at Shenzhen seminar


Distribution giant is joining forces with Cypress, OSRAM, Showin, Tyco Electronics to highlight design challenges and smart solutions for this booming sector

Hong Kong -- Avnet Electronics Marketing China, part of the global technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is turning the spotlight on energy efficient LED lighting solutions at the Avnet LED Technology Seminar, an event taking place in Shenzhen on 22 October.

The PRC arm of the world’s largest electronic components distributor is joining forces with other industry players, including Cypress, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Showin, Tyco Electronics. Avnet is hosting the seminar to help manufacturers in China understand and overcome the challenges of competing in the fast-growing global LED lighting market which Strategies Unlimited estimates is going to exceed $5 billion in 2012.

According to Frederick Fu, regional president, Avnet Electronics Marketing China, the Avnet LED Technology Seminar is designed to offer lighting manufacturers -- especially in the fields of indoor, outdoor and stage lighting -- an opportunity to learn about the latest LED technologies and solutions, through the presentation and live demonstration sessions.

“When we talk about LED technologies, the subject can cover a wide variety of aspects including optical lenses, heat dissipation, MCUs for lighting control, drivers, power and connectors. A customer may have the knowledge of a few technologies but not all,” explained Fu.

“Through this half-day program, customers will be able to learn from industry experts about different aspects of LED technologies, and Avnet design solutions to help them apply their idea into design and development, while enjoying the benefits of time-to-market,” he said.

The details of the Avnet LED Technology Seminar are as follows:
Date: 22 October 2009
Time: 1:00pm -- 6:00pm
Location: 10/F, Block C, Electronics Science & Technology Building,
2070 Shennan Road Central, Shenzhen
* The seminar is free-of-charge, but seats are offered on first-come-first-served basis.

For registration please visit

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia
Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia is part of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company with fiscal 2009 sales exceeding USD16.23 billion. Serving customers in more than 70 countries, Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology.

Avnet Electronics Marketing has a significant presence in Asia-Pacific -- the fastest growing electronics market in the world. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in over 40 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The company’s web site is located at


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