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Avnet Electronics Marketing and Kontron Ink Americas Distribution Agreement


PHOENIX -- The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), and Kontron America, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance and long-life embedded computing technology solutions, today announced a distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet will distribute Kontron’s innovative embedded boards, mezzanines, computer-on-modules, systems and platforms across North and South America.

Kontron is committed to engineering and quality excellence, offering solutions based on a variety of architectures, form factors and processing power levels. “We look forward to the strategic engagement with Avnet’s extensive customer base. Kontron’s engineering expertise will help enable these customers to achieve a faster time to market with our proven embedded computing technology,” stated Michael Kadri, Kontron’s vice president of sales for Americas.

“An increasing number of Avnet customers are utilizing embedded computing technologies, such as those offered by Kontron, for their applications,” said Jeff Ittel, senior vice president of semiconductors for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “The addition of Kontron greatly enhances our range of solutions and delivers strategic flexibility to OEMs across the Americas.”

“We have extensively evaluated the other major distributors and have concluded that Avnet fits very well within our overall strategy,” added Marc Brown, president of Kontron America. “Avnet’s value-based engineering and integration support are a tremendous complement to our leading-edge portfolio.”


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