Kingbright reward Avnet Abacus for outstanding sales



Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributors, has received an award from Kingbright, the Taiwanese maker of LEDs and related lighting products for outstanding Sales Growth in 2010/2011. Avnet Abacus is Kingbright's largest Pan European distributor, holding extensive stocks of the LED company's wide product range. Commented Alan Jermyn, Avnet Abacus' VP European Marketing: "Avnet Abacus has sold Kingbright products for many years into the Industrial electronics market, this award recognizes not only our success but the suitability of Kingbright's innovative portfolio of discrete LEDs, super-bright LEDs, displays sensors, clusters and light pipes. Kingbright's product portfolio complements our commodity passive component ranges" Added Udo Reinhold, Managing Director, Kingbright Europe: "Avnet Abacus has the technical expertise to help designers maximise the benefits that our LED technology offers in terms of product range, power and cost savings as well as creativity in implementing new product designs." 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