PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe. The 39-city international X-fest seminar series offers free, full day, how-to training for system designers targeting Xilinx® All Programmable products. X-fest will run from September 2014 through January 2015 in locations around the globe. Registration for workshops in Asia, November 2014 through January 2015, will be available at a later date. Avnet has created a short video to give engineers a preview of the event. The video can be viewed here.
This year’s X-fest program features twelve technical courses based on Xilinx’s All Programmable devices, including the newly introduced UltraScale™ product family. Participants can choose up to four courses from any of the three educational tracks: Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC and the IoT, Design Essentials, and Techniques and Applications. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and view hands-on product demonstrations featuring real-world solutions from top suppliers including Analog Devices Inc., STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments.
“As we open registration for our 2014/2015 global X-fest seminar series, I think back to our very first X-fest program 20 years ago. At the time, social media mogul Mark Zuckerberg was just 10 years old and the world hadn’t even heard of a smartphone,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president, design chain business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “So much has changed, but one thing that has remained constant is Avnet’s commitment to harnessing the power of our broad ecosystem of suppliers to provide engineers with the state-of-the-art products, tools and training they need to bring groundbreaking new devices to market. We are excited to start a new X-fest season, bringing a fresh slate of instructional programs and innovative product introductions to our customers.”