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Avnet Expert to Present on Point-of-Load Module Alternatives at the Embedded Power Conference in San Jose


PHOENIX -- The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announces that Power Technology Specialist Chris Cooper will present at the inaugural Embedded Power Conference on September 17, 2008, at the Marriott Hotel in San Jose, California.

Cooper will present “An Alternative to Expensive Point-of-Load Modules” - an introduction to the new Power Module Reference Design (PMRD-0012). Soon to be released by Avnet and featuring the National Semiconductor LM3495 Powerwise® buck regulator, the PMRD fills the gap between design efforts for discrete solutions and off-the-shelf modules. The PMRD architecture is specifically designed with flexibility in mind, supporting a wide input and output range. Attendees will learn how the PMRD can help lower design cost and effort, minimize risk, and gain the necessary design flexibility to meet multiple board-level power design requirements.

“Chris’s session offers designers the opportunity to preview the new PMRD from Avnet. This new reference design featuring National Semiconductor will truly benefit customers because it offers them design flexibility at a low cost,” said Marc Gsand, vice president of technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Using the new PMRD can lower bill-of-materials costs and help engineers avoid the risk and added effort associated with discrete power designs.”

The Embedded Power Conference is a two-day conference featuring interactive presentations, sponsored tutorials, keynote and industry addresses, and exhibition. For more information and to register, please visit:

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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