Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Inks Distribution Agreement with Future Designs, Inc.



Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it has inked a distribution agreement with Future Designs, Inc. (FDI). The agreement between Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and FDI, a full-service design and programming company with hardware, software, mechanical and system level expertise, encompasses the entire Americas region. "Avnet's large staff of technical and field sales people provides impressive service to customers in need of modules and system solutions" FDI's development tools assist engineers in developing designs based on many microprocessor and silicon manufacturers that Avnet Electronics Marketing carries today. In addition, FDI can provide technical services to Avnet customers needing design assistance. Known for its uEZ® GUI family of integrated products for touch screen LCD graphical user interfaces, FDI also specializes in embedded systems, wireless (WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth), ARM® family (ARM7, ARM9, Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3) and Renesas RX family solutions. "Avnet's large staff of technical and field sales people provides impressive service to customers in need of modules and system solutions," said Kent Lowman, president, FDI. "Coupling our products with Avnet's extensive offering of displays and LCD's has already brought us a significant number of high-volume customer opportunities for our uEZ® GUI family of products and we look forward to meeting our mutual customers' needs together." "FDI has a very attractive offering of development tools and processing modules that complement Avnet's existing component offering," said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "By providing front-end tools and design assistance, FDI reduces the complexity of our customers' engineering development efforts and accelerates their time to market." About Future Designs, Inc. Future Designs, Inc. is a full service design and production company with hardware, software, mechanical and system level expertise. We offer one stop shopping for our customers and provide as much or as little help as needed to get your product to market. FDI can take your concept all the way from the back of a napkin, through design and prototypes, to high volume production, branded with your logo and shipped directly to your end customers. Our uEZ® GUI Family of integrated products for Touch Screen LCD Graphical User Interface provides an off the shelf solution that allows customers to quickly and cost effectively upgrade their User Interface to meet today's market requirements. Please visit www.uezgui.com for more details. FDI has a proven 22 year history of successful product design and manufacturing. Please give us a call to find out how we can help make your product a success or email us at sales@teamfdi.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 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain 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 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.