PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 13, 2012 — Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today it has inked a distribution agreement with congatec, Inc., a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules. Avnet will now offer its Americas customers congatec’s complete line of computer-on-modules (COM) including Qseven, COM Express, XTX and ETX.
“The addition of congatec to the Avnet Embedded line card affords our customers an even greater option to access low power, low cost, small form factor platforms for applications in a variety of industries including: medical, automotive, aerospace and transportation,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded.
“congatec is pleased to be working with Avnet Embedded. Our relationship with Avnet Embedded, and their extensive capabilities, will continue to fuel our industry-leading growth trajectory and open new doors for our products in the Americas. congatec has made a strong push in Latin America and we believe Avnet Embedded will help to intensify our efforts in this high-growth area. We look forward to a long and successful partnership,” said Ron Mazza, general manager, congatec, Inc.
In support of congatec’s offering, Avnet Embedded provides its customers with value-added support services including: regulatory compliance, board support packages, performance testing, prototype and first article builds and more. To view all the services Avnet Embedded offers, visit www.em.avnet.com/embedded.
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About congatec, Inc.
congatec, Inc., with its North American headquarters in San Diego, California, is a leading supplier of industrial computer modules using the standard form factors Qseven, COM Express, XTX and ETX. congatec’s products can be used in a variety of industries and applications, such as industrial automation, medical technology, automotive supplies, aerospace and transportation. Core knowledge and technical know-how includes unique extended BIOS features as well as comprehensive driver and board support packages. Following the design-in phase, customers are given support via extensive product lifecycle management. The company’s products are manufactured by specialist service providers in accordance with modern quality standards. congatec currently has entities in the USA, Germany, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Japan, and Australia. More information is available on our website at www.congatec.us.
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 globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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