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Avnet Announces Distribution Agreement with Central Semiconductor in the Americas

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semiconductor’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components Electronics Marketing group and Avnet USI, Avnet’s defense/aerospace specialty distribution business unit.

Central Semiconductor provides innovative discrete semiconductor solutions for the latest high-tech products, from Internet of Things applications and portable medical devices to smartphones, tablets and Bluetooth accessories. Central also specializes in the manufacture of legacy devices for defense/aerospace customers.

“This agreement with Central Semiconductor enhances Avnet’s ability to provide customers with a broad selection of standard and custom discrete semiconductor solutions to support development of high speed/high data rate applications that are energy-efficient and low-profile,” said Bryan Brady, vice president, defense/aerospace, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “And, with more than 2,200 drop-in replacement devices to meet customers' demands for diminishing source and end of life (EOL) products, Central’s commitment to ‘trailing edge’ technology is a tremendous value to our customers, particularly in hi-rel sectors like military/aerospace.”

“Continuing our mission to expand the Central Semiconductor brand through high quality distribution partners, we are pleased to add Avnet as an outlet to purchase Central’s devices,” said Al Simon, Central Semiconductor’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “Avnet is one of the largest worldwide electronic component distributors and consistently delivers an exemplary buying experience. We are eager to build this relationship in the service of our mutual customers.”

Central Semiconductor’s entire line of discrete semiconductors is now available from Avnet at https://products.avnet.com and www.avnetusi.com.

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About Central Semiconductor

Central Semiconductor, headquartered in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York, USA, designs and manufactures discrete semiconductors for applications in the avionics, industrial, military, alternative energy, communications, computer, automotive, and consumer markets. Product focus includes highly energy efficient ultra-miniature devices with superior electrical performance, as well as custom multi discrete modules.
www.centralsemi.com.

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From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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