Avnet Distributes ADS' Embedded Single Board Computers

Applied Data Systems (ADS), a leading developer of ARM-based embedded systems, and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), have announced a distribution agreement for ADS’ line of “application-ready” embedded single board computers.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas will sell ADS’ complete line of products, ranging from its Marvell PXA270 and Freescale i.MX31 based options for its popular “Bitsy” hand-held platform to the versatile Intel IXP425-based Portal, designed to the most challenging I/O requirements for a low power system. With ADS’ product line, Avnet will be offering complete embedded solutions in North America that enable embedded, mobile and wireless applications for OEMs in industries ranging from medical devices to industrial manufacturing to retail point-of-sale. ADS systems, complete to the application-layer, will give Avnet customers quicker time to market.

“ADS’ leadership presence in ARM-based markets and operating system expertise is a great complement to our existing product line and expands our capabilities to be a complete solution provider, resulting in a compressed time-to-market for our customers,” said Phil Gallagher, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.

ADS CEO Robert Olsen said, “Partnering with Avnet Electronics Marketing exposes us to a wider, well-structured network. Our customers benefit from our combined robust solutions designed for the next-generation mobile and embedded applications.”

Applied Data Systems is in partner programs with Intel, Freescale and Marvell, and is a Gold Level Partner in Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner program as well as an active member of the Debian Linux alliance.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services.

About Avnet
With more than 250 locations serving customers in 70 countries worldwide, Avnet (NYSE: AVT) markets, distributes and adds value to the products of the world’s leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Additionally, Avnet brings a breadth and depth of service capabilities, such as supply-chain optimization, logistics solutions, product assembly, device programming, computer system integration and engineering design assistance. For the fiscal year ended July 1, 2006, Avnet generated revenue of $14.25 billion.

About Applied Data Systems
Applied Data Systems is a global leader in the design, development and production of application-ready embedded computer systems. Applied Data architects systems that help companies bring their products to market quickly through the latest technologies with advanced graphics capabilities, low-power consumption, and robust functionality. Applied Data specializes in helping customers connect their applications to the latest available wireless, mobile and enabling technologies. Applied Data is a Maryland-based subsidiary of Eurotech Group, S.p.A.