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Avnet Adds Micrium Software

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has added Micrium, a low-cost, real-time operating system (RTOS) embedded software developer, to its Americas offering.

Micrium’s kernels and complete RTOS solutions are available by contacting an Avnet representative or by visiting

As the world’s largest distributor of electronic components and embedded solutions, Avnet Electronics Marketing is the engineering and purchasing professionals’ first source for technology to accelerate their time to market. Embedded engineers looking to build devices including microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSP-based devices will benefit from Micrium’s µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III kernels. Micrium RTOS components include µC/TCP-IP, µC/File System, µC/USB, µC/GUI, µC/MMU, µC/CAN, µC/Modbus, and support applications in military, aerospace, medical, nuclear, transportation and automotive applications.

“We are pleased to be represented by Avnet Electronics Marketing,” said Jean Labrosse, CEO and president of Micrium, Inc. “Our products perfectly augment the wide range of microcontrollers and DSPs that they carry. This relationship will cut time from our mutual customers’ design cycles and ensure project successes.”

“Micrium is a fresh and welcome addition to the Avnet Electronics Marketing line card,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “With our strong, mutual partnerships with leading silicon manufacturers, Avnet’s customers now have access to embedded software that works seamlessly with their preferred products. With a stronger software offering, Avnet now provides even more end-to-end solutions to our customers — accelerating their time to market.”

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