Avnet Abacus named Amphenol Infocom's ‘Design Distributor of the Year'



Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributors, has recently been named ‘Design Distributor of the Year 2010' by Amphenol Infocom. The award recognizes the outstanding success Avnet Abacus has achieved designing in the company's electrical, electronic and fibre optic connectors, interconnect systems and coaxial/flat ribbon cable products. Avnet Abacus provides its customers and suppliers with a dedicated and focused IP&E sales organization supported by a very experienced technical marketing team across Europe. Comments Hagen Götze, Marketing Manager IP&E, European Product Marketing, Avnet Abacus: "Avnet Abacus offers customers a single interface to Amphenol´s various divisions and broad product portfolio. Our technical marketing team works hard to find the ‘the best product fit' for customers and we are delighted once more to see this design-in support recognized by one of our most important suppliers." Raimund Dick, European Distribution Manager, Amphenol Infocom remarks: "Avnet Abacus has performed exceptionally well in promoting and designing-in our products with their customers, and they truly deserve this award. We are very proud of the successful global alliance we have with Avnet, which has already lasted for more than 50 years." About Avnet Abacus Avnet Abacus is a pan-European demand creation distributor specialising in interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply and battery products. Avnet Abacus' extensive product range and exceptional linecard is supported by a team of over 50 product specialists based across Europe, delivering technical expertise and technology focused initiatives. Avnet Abacus is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT) 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 in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com