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Avnet & National Semiconductor Mark Five Decades of Innovation

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) have been working together to meet customer demands since 1960.

Together, they have witnessed man take his first steps on the moon and supplied technology to the Mars Rover. Each innovation along the way has allowed Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and National to strengthen their design and supply chain partnership and find new ways to help customers get to market faster with easy-to-design-in products based on world-class technology, service and support.

For five decades, the two companies have been supplying customers with technology that continues to redefine power management, making products more efficient and changing the way people interact with the world around them.

“We are proud of our long-standing association with Avnet and anticipate a bright future as we continue to deliver innovative solutions to system designers. Avnet is a valued distribution partner and truly instrumental in helping us create demand for our easy-to-use and energy-efficient products,” said Jennifer Bleakney, National’s vice president of worldwide distribution and customer support. “We are proud of our long-standing association with Avnet and anticipate a bright future as we continue to deliver innovative solutions to system designers.”

“National Semiconductor continues to be a trailblazer in our industry. Celebrating milestones such as being the first to develop the integrated voltage regulator, the first to deliver CODEC devices, and the first to launch the white LED driver – among many others,” said Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet looks forward to continuing our contribution to National Semiconductor’s success and to blazing new trails in the next 50 years.”

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