Avnet Successfully Concludes X-fest 2014 with Record-breaking Attendance in Asia

SINGAPORE, Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) marked the conclusion of its hallmark event, X-fest 2014 with the last technical seminar held in Hangzhou, China after a successful six weeks run in 15 cities across Asia. More than 4,000 engineers across Asia benefitted from the practical, how-to training workshops, setting a new record-breaking attendance for the biennial seminar.

In China alone, 3,100 engineers participated in the full day seminar which featured twelve technical courses from three educational tracks: Zynq and the IoT, Design Essentials, and Techniques and Applications.  

"Avnet is committed to deliver continuous technical trainings of the breeding edge technology, which have over the last 15 years, delivered immediate and practical benefits to enhance our customers’ design engineering capabilities," said Stephen Wong, President, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia. "The engineers who have participated in X-fest have strengthened their knowledge of how to use Zynq and FPGAs in their systems as well as to determine which software, tools, development kits and third parties IPs are available to enhance their design efforts. They have also built a better understanding of components that sit next to the SoC/FPGA, and how to integrate them in a complete system. The knowledge gained will help improve a designer’s efficiency, reduce risks and shorten their total system design cycle time."

In addition, X-fest has also greatly enhanced the overall customer value by offering a single platform to access multiple on-site production demonstrations and reference designs exhibited by Avnet’s industry-leading partners including Xilinx, Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments, Maxim Integrated, Micron, Freescale, MathWorks, ON Semiconductor and Spansion.

"We’re thrilled to be involved in this successful program together with Avnet," said Fai Yeung, Vice President of Xilinx APAC Sales and Marketing. "X-fest has provided a great platform for us to reach out to the design engineering community to expand their knowledge on Xilinx’s All Programmable products and to improve on design skills so as to achieve faster time-to-market of innovative devices harnessing the power."

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is the leading electronics component distributor in Asia. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in 47 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnects, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. More information is available at http://www.em.avnetasia.com  

About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com

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Tan Weiwei
Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia
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Deborah Wang
The Hoffman Agency China
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