Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Takes Thermal Solutions to the Nextreme

Date
06/16/2011

Categories:
Power Management, Sensors, Wireless

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a manufacturer of micro-scale thermal and power management products. Nextreme's energy harvesting products are available from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and online at www.AvnetExpress.com. Nextreme uses breakthrough thin-film thermoelectric generators and coolers to produce both discrete and integrated, electronic cooling and power generation modules. Nextreme's latest product, Thermobility™, is a wireless power generator that uses differences in temperature to enable power anywhere there is an adequate heat source, eliminating the need to use traditional wire power sources or replaceable batteries. When paired with wireless transmitters, the Thermobility solution can provide electric power for decades of maintenance-free operation for applications in industrial control, transportation, automotive and building management. "Nextreme is excited to offer our thin-film thermoelectric product line through Avnet's world-class distribution network," said Nextreme CEO John Goehrke. "We look forward to a strong partnership as we strive to offer ground-breaking thermal and power generation solutions to Avnet's extensive customer base." "We've seen a dramatic rise in demand for energy harvesting technology, both in the consumer and industrial end-markets," said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "With Nextreme's technology, we see a great opportunity to address the growing thermal management and energy harvesting opportunities. In particular, Nextreme is a great fit as an alternative energy source for our wireless connectivity solutions." www.em.avnet.com

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