Avnet On-Ramp Technical Session Features TI MSP430F5xx Microcontrollers

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announces an On-Ramp Technical Session[tm] featuring solutions from Texas Instruments (TI). The new On-Ramp Technical Session features live presentations and demonstrations of the just-announced TI MSP430F5xx generation of microcontrollers, and it is being offered free of charge for qualified Avnet North American customers.

The new Avnet On-Ramp Technical Session helps accelerate customer development cycles by demonstrating how next generation 16-bit MSP430 MCU technology delivers enhanced performance and deeper integration for ultra-low power applications. MSP4305xx generation devices offer designers longer battery life and the ability to use smaller batteries or no batteries at all in energy-harvesting systems.

“Avnet On-Ramp Technical Sessions were created for our customers to give them an opportunity to preview the hottest design techniques in a practical one-on-one manner,” said Marc Gsand, vice president of technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “This On-Ramp features new products from TI’s popular low power MSP430 product line that deliver enhanced performance for deeper integration.”

“Low power is becoming more important to applications that seek to free the end user from worrying about changing a battery. TI is focused on developing new technologies like the F5xx to help make applications lower power without sacrificing performance,” said Brian Crutcher, vice president and general manager of Advanced Embedded Control for Texas Instruments. “Avnet’s On-Ramp Technical Sessions are a great way to help our MSP430 customers get their designs to market quickly and efficiently.”

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 more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services.

About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 300 locations serving more than 70 countries worldwide. The company markets, distributes and optimizes the supply-chain and provides design-chain services for the products of the world’s leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities, such as maximizing inventory efficiency, managing logistics, assembling products and providing engineering design assistance for its 100,000 customers, accelerating their growth through cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion.