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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Receives Distributor of the Year Honors from Vishay

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has been named 2013 Full Service Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas was chosen to receive the award based on leading execution in nine key performance metrics used by Vishay to identify their top distributor during the 2013 calendar year.

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“I am pleased to present Vishay’s Full Service Distributor of the Year Award to Avnet,” said Joel Smejkal, senior vice president, Worldwide Distribution, Vishay. “Vishay truly appreciates the hard work and dedication of the Avnet management and staff who have made this award presentation possible. Vishay values highly its very strong partnership with Avnet.”

“2013 was a banner year for Avnet and Vishay. First we celebrated 50 years of doing business together, now we celebrate the honor of being named 2013 Full Service Distributor of the Year,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “We are proud to have the opportunity to continue to incorporate Vishay’s broad portfolio of discrete semiconductors, optoelectronics, integrated modules and passive components into the solutions we offer our mutual customers.”

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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

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

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