Avnet Express Announces the Engineer Wish List, Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 19, 2011 — If you’re having a hard time choosing what to get the engineer in your company this holiday season, Avnet Express has the perfect solution. Today, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the ability for engineers to create their very own wish list – from Avnet’s catalog of more than five million parts.

Click to Tweet: Avnet unveils the Engineer Wish List: http://avnet.me/04977 Just in time for the holidays!

Registered customers can now visit Avnet Express and choose the products they need, placing them in a virtual shopping cart. After their selections are made, an email is then generated and sent to a pre-designated buyer on the account. Once the buyer approves the order, the engineer receives a notification that the order is on the way. Same-day shipping is available for orders placed before 8:00 P.M. CST. To start creating a wish list, contact an Avnet sales representative or send an email to the web at Email Contact.

“We know that innovation can happen at any time, even at three in the morning,” said Beth Ely, senior vice president, Avnet Express. “With the Engineer Wish List, Avnet has provided a way for engineers to automatically notify buyers in their company what products they need. For engineers who typically don’t approve orders themselves, this unique service helps streamline the purchasing process and get the design phase started a whole lot faster.”

And while the holidays will come and go before you know it, the Wish List feature is here to stay. In addition to the Engineer Wish List, Avnet Express offers parametric searching capabilities and the ability to upload a bill of materials (BOM) for easier sourcing of products and a consistent global platform of localized content. The site can be accessed in nine languages and 13 currencies.

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Follow the Avnet Express Drive for Innovation

Avnet Express is celebrating innovation in electronics engineering with a cross-country Drive for Innovation” tour in conjunction with UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry’s decision makers. The tour will highlight cutting-edge technology and showcase Avnet’s passion for innovation through its supply and design chain services and technical support programs. Throughout the year-long road trip, Brian Fuller, Editorial Director, UBM Electronics’ EE Times, will drive a fire-engine-red General Motors Chevrolet Volt to innovation hubs across America, interviewing engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators in electronics. To learn more about the Drive for Innovation, visit www.driveforinnovation.com.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that 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. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.



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Bethany Helvie, 480-643-7183
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