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Avnet Introduces Bluetooth With Bluegiga

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device products, including new Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy offerings. Bluegiga’s entire line of products is available from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and online at

Bluegiga’s Bluetooth modules provide the highest levels of integration, enabling device manufacturers and OEMS to easily add secure Bluetooth connectivity into applications ranging from healthcare/medical devices, sports and fitness, automotive, audio, point-of-sale and other telemetry applications. Customers looking to create efficient, scalable Bluetooth networks can rely on Bluegiga’s cutting-edge access points and servers to bridge Bluetooth enabled devices onto wired or wireless networks. Bluegiga’s newest Bluetooth 4.0 low energy products address the needs of today’s ultra-low power consumption wireless applications in a small, highly sophisticated package. All Bluegiga products are certified by the FCC, CE and Industry Canada, as well as Bluetooth qualified, and come with Avnet’s long-standing design and supply-chain support.

Tom Nordman, vice president of sales and marketing for Bluegiga, added, “Avnet is a leading provider of embedded technology to the engineering community, and we are pleased to expand our relationship with Avnet to include the Americas market. Avnet offers Bluegiga's customers ready access to our products and other Avnet offerings that will help our customers complete their wireless designs quickly and cost effectively. Our relationship with Avnet will help us continue our global growth initiatives and we look forward to our mutual success.”

“The addition of Bluegiga gives Avnet Memec customers unparalleled access to well-supported and competitive Bluetooth modules in both low and high power,” said Phil Sansone, senior vice president of Avnet Memec Americas. “These pre-certified integrated modules give our customers a competitive advantage by alleviating the costs of in-house RF design and providing a much faster time-to-market.”

For more information, or to purchase Bluegiga products, contact your Avnet sales representative or visit

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