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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Named Distributor of the Year by Texas Instruments


Award Recognizes Highest Sales Revenue in High Reliability/Space Grade Products During 2008

PHOENIX -- The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has been named the Texas Instruments High Reliability Product Division’s 2008 Distributor of the Year. The award recognizes Avnet as the distributor with the highest sales revenue of Texas Instruments’ (TI) high reliability/space grade products during the 2008 calendar year in the Americas region.

Bryan Brady, vice president of defense/aerospace for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, accepted the award on behalf of the company in Phoenix today. “TI is well-known in the industry for its extensive array of products that operate in extreme temperatures and rugged environments - making them ideal for many defense and aerospace applications,” said Brady. “Being named Distributor of the Year is a terrific recognition of the Avnet team’s efforts to promote and deliver TI capabilities to our customers - one we hope to earn again in 2009.”

“With its deep understanding of local customer needs and experience in highly regulated marketplaces such as aerospace and defense, the Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas team has been able to give leading-edge support to our high reliability customers in the Americas region,” said Mike Tolnay, high reliability marketing manager for Texas Instruments. “We look forward to continuing along this path together to provide customers easy and fast access to the TI HiRel products they need for their applications.”

Texas Instruments is one of the world’s largest ISO 9001 certified broad-line suppliers offering an array of Digital Signal Processors (DSP), analog and mixed signal, logic, FIFOs, programmable array logic, and space industry products. For more information about Avnet and the Texas Instruments product line, 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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