Avnet Electronics Marketing Opens Registration for X-fest 2014 Technical Seminars

Jun 11, 2014, PHOENIXAvnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe. The 39-city international X-fest seminar series offers free, full day, how-to training for system designers targeting Xilinx® All Programmable products. X-fest will run from September 2014 through January 2015 in locations around the globe. Registration for workshops in Asia, November 2014 through January 2015, will be available at a later date. Avnet has created a short video to give engineers a preview of the event. The video can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1oKYHSd.

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This year’s X-fest program features twelve technical courses based on Xilinx’s All Programmable devices, including the newly introduced UltraScale™ product family. Participants can choose up to four courses from any of the three educational tracks: Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC and the IoT, Design Essentials, and Techniques and Applications. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and view hands-on product demonstrations featuring real-world solutions from top suppliers including Analog Devices Inc., STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments.

“As we open registration for our 2014/2015 global X-fest seminar series, I think back to our very first X-fest program 20 years ago. At the time, social media mogul Mark Zuckerberg was just 10 years old and the world hadn’t even heard of a smartphone,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president, design chain business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “So much has changed, but one thing that has remained constant is Avnet’s commitment to harnessing the power of our broad ecosystem of suppliers to provide engineers with the state-of-the-art products, tools and training they need to bring groundbreaking new devices to market. We are excited to start a new X-fest season, bringing a fresh slate of instructional programs and innovative product introductions to our customers.”

“As a lead sponsor for X-fest 2014, Xilinx is working closely with Avnet to deploy yet another successful X-fest program in the fall,” said Chris Henry, vice president of sales operations at Xilinx. “X-fest is a great vehicle for thousands of design engineers to expand their knowledge of Xilinx’s All Programmable products and best in class application design.”Due to ever-increasing demand for these practical training programs, this year we have expanded our event schedule to include more cities worldwide. To view full course descriptions, locations and registration information, click here to visit the X-fest 2014 website.
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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 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration 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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com


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