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Avnet Adds Resistor Manufacturer, Stackpole Electronics, Inc., to Americas Line Card


PHOENIX -- Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has added Stackpole Electronics, Inc.’s complete line of resistors to its Americas line card. Stackpole’s entire product line of thick and thin film surface mount resistors, axial leaded and wire-wound resistors, current sense resistors, varistors, inductors, and various power resistors is now available from Avnet Electronics Marketing throughout the Americas and on

“Avnet’s commitment to providing services that cover the full process of manufacturing has made it successful in every major market segment in our industry,” said Brian McCabe, director of North American sales for Stackpole Electronics, Inc. McCabe adds, “Stackpole is anxious to incorporate its wide product offering, commitment to quality and short lead-times with the full service capabilities that Avnet offers its customers.”

“Stackpole has built a solid reputation for producing components that cannot only meet, but exceed our customers’ resistance needs,” said Steve Boysen, senior vice president, director of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) strategic sales, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Adding Stackpole to our Americas offering strengthens the breadth of options we can provide to our customers and helps to accelerate their designs to market.”

Stackpole offers one of the broadest resistive product lines in the industry. Not only does it cover all major technologies of commodity resistors, but also offers a wide variety of less common resistors. For example, Stackpole offers a wide range of wire-wound resistors, including a custom-built, wire-wound fuse. Stackpole’s wire-wound products also include a rugged, edge-wound tubular wire-wound (EWT/SWT) resistor series and a surface mount wire-wound (SM) resistor series featuring high temperature molded encapsulation, flex termination for absorbing thermal expansion. Stackpole is also committed to providing solutions for design and application issues in today’s world. The RNCP series offers a low cost solution that eliminates the risk of sulfur contamination and the RNCS series provides an alternative to tantalum nitride resistors that are used in harsh, humid environments.

About Stackpole
Stackpole Electronics, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the world’s largest OEMs, contract manufacturers and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the privately held company began manufacturing in 1928 as part of Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Now affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, China and Mexico; warehousing facilities in El Paso, Hong Kong and Japan; and sales offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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, 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 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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