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Avnet to Distribute Energy Micro in Asia

HONG KONG — Following successful pan-European and panAmerican distribution agreements between Energy Micro and Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, a business region of Avnet, Inc., has signed a contract for distribution of Energy Micro's ultra low power EFM32 Gecko microcontroller. This means that Avnet now represents Energy Micro in Asia, Europe and the Americas, giving customers a single global source for the world's lowest power microcontrollers.

Energy efficiency has become a paramount concern for design engineers, particularly in the metering, home & building, alarm & security and medical market. Energy Micro provides the world's most energy friendly microcontrollers, based on the ARM Cortex-M3 architecture.

“The market is more and more looking for ultra low power, high performance microcontroller solutions – especially for battery operated applications ” said Francis Lam, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia's Director of Marketing. “Energy Micro's award winning line of ultra low power, energy efficient ARM Cortex-M3s, is an excellent solution ensuring we meet the growing energy efficiency needs of our customers.”

“Energy Micro is pleased to extend our Avnet partnership into Asia,” said Bryan Hung, Energy Micro's VP of Sales for Asia. “Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia is strong in design-in and is a very good fit for us. OEM and CEM customers now operate on a global scale and this latest agreement enables us to support them via Avnet wherever they have design or manufacturing.”

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