Avnet Introduces Intel D945GCLF Convenience Kit for Embedded Systems

The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announces the release of the Intel® D945GCLF Convenience Kit. Currently available to customers throughout North America, it is the first board level Intel Architecture, featuring an Atom[tm] Processor, development tool created by Avnet for embedded applications.

The Intel D945GCLF Convenience Kit allows users to rapidly write and test software around an Intel embedded architecture platform. For use in medical, industrial, transportation, kiosk, security, test and measurement, defense and instrumentation applications, the kit comes ready to use and fully equipped with motherboard, memory, storage, operating system and power supply in a convenient pre-assembled chassis. Embedded engineers, system architects, hardware design and software engineers looking to speed their time to market will benefit from the complete solution the Intel D945GCLF Convenience Kit offers.

“We are excited about the Atom processor family and the opportunity in the embedded marketplace this new development tool from Avnet will help us to realize,” said Eric Thompson, director of North American channel sales and marketing for Intel.

“This is a great commercial off-the-shelf solution for customers looking to meet stringent time to market requirements and decrease development costs for their embedded applications,” said Marc Gsand, vice president of marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Designers will benefit from the proven Intel technology as well as development support provided by Avnet’s factory trained and certified field application engineers – a really nice complement to this convenient 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 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.