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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Joins with Microsemi to Open New Application Design Centers That Deliver Mainstream System Solutions Using Microsemi SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 as Well as Other Leading-Edge Microsemi Products

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced the company has opened two joint application design centers with Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC). The design centers’ efforts will concentrate on developing application-specific reference designs that solve OEM customers’ major technical design challenges requiring low-power and security in the design. Customers will work with Avnet specialists who are certified on Microsemi’s mainstream FPGA product lines along with Microsemi’s field application engineers and system solution experts. Together this team is a powerful resource to help OEMs with their new FPGA-based designs and development, providing critical support with customer-related tools, reference designs and design platforms. The two design centers are located in San Jose and Aliso Viejo, Calif.

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“By initiating the new collaborative design centers, Avnet management recognizes the significant advantage Microsemi’s innovative technologies and competitive products provide OEM application development,” said Hichem Belhadj, vice president of applications engineering at Microsemi. “Avnet continues to be a major strategic sales channel partner for Microsemi, and this expanded and strengthened relationship will provide our customers streamlined and simplified design and development solutions, as well as reduced time-to-market advantages.”

“Our customers are always looking for innovative solutions to their design challenges and it is our belief that these products can be excellent solutions for a comprehensive range of mainstream market applications. This synergistic investment will allow both companies to efficiently and effectively address these challenges across a range of areas,” said Rondekka Moore, vice president, demand creation at Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.

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About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,400 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

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 globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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