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Avnet Inks Distribution Agreement with Future Designs

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it has inked a distribution agreement with Future Designs, Inc. (FDI). The agreement between Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and FDI, a full-service design and programming company with hardware, software, mechanical and system level expertise, encompasses the entire Americas region.

FDI’s development tools assist engineers in developing designs based on many microprocessor and silicon manufacturers that Avnet Electronics Marketing carries today. In addition, FDI can provide technical services to Avnet customers needing design assistance. Known for its uEZ® GUI family of integrated products for touch screen LCD graphical user interfaces, FDI also specializes in embedded systems, wireless (WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth), ARM® family (ARM7, ARM9, Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3) and Renesas RX family solutions.

“Avnet’s large staff of technical and field sales people provides impressive service to customers in need of modules and system solutions,” said Kent Lowman, president, FDI. “Coupling our products with Avnet’s extensive offering of displays and LCD’s has already brought us a significant number of high-volume customer opportunities for our uEZ® GUI family of products and we look forward to meeting our mutual customers’ needs together.”

“FDI has a very attractive offering of development tools and processing modules that complement Avnet’s existing component offering,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “By providing front-end tools and design assistance, FDI reduces the complexity of our customers’ engineering development efforts and accelerates their time to market.”

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