Avnet, IBM, Tundra Bundle Processor and Embedded Host Bridge

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, IBM and Tundra Semiconductor have joined forces to offer an exciting bundled solution comprising a leading host processor and embedded host bridge. Ideally suited for designs where cost and power are of primary concern, the IBM PowerPC(R) 750CL Microprocessor and Tundra Tsi110(TM) bundle targets power and cost sensitive high volume embedded applications.

The IBM 750CL and Tundra Tsi110 products are now available in two-chip, 4W (at 500MHz), 500-1000 MHz bundled solution at very attractive prices from Avnet. Together, the products offer designers a solution that optimizes performance and minimizes power consumption for entry level router and storage, consumer appliance, set top box, video surveillance, video/IP and printer applications.

“Customers will benefit from the combined solution of the industry-leading IBM 750CL host processor and Tundra’s ultra low power and low cost Tsi110 host bridge,” said Benny Chang, chief technology officer, Tundra Semiconductor Corporation. “This high value solution is being offered by Avnet at a very attractive price that will allow many new designs to take advantage of the exceptional performance-per-dollar offered by the IBM 750CL and Tsi110 combined solution.”

“The bundled solution offered by Avnet provides our clients with a proven high value solution and exceptional performance utilizing the industry-leading IBM 750CL host processor, with Tundra’s high performance Tsi110 host bridge, at a very attractive price.” said Craig Luhrmann, worldwide director, SMB & channel sales for IBM Global Engineering Solutions.

“The low power, cost and optimal performance of the IBM 750CL and Tsi110 products offer new designs the best solution in the industry,” said Jeff Ittel, senior vice president, semiconductor business unit, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Avnet, IBM and Tundra are offering customers a very innovative and cost effective solution to meet their individual design requirements and demand. These products were designed to work together and are ideally suited as a combination solution.”

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.