Avnet Memec adds Wyless cellular M2M connectivity services

Porthos SIM management and MVNE services now available throughout Europe

Poing, Germany, 13 March 2013– Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, a leading global technology distributor, announced that it has been appointed as pan-European distributor for Wyless Inc., the leading supplier of wireless M2M managed services. The new agreement adds Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) services to Avnet Memec’s wireless solutions.

Commenting on the new agreement, Avnet Memec Technical Marketing Manager, John Jones said, “We are continuing to see steady growth in wireless M2M applications throughout Europe. The combination of the Wyless Porthos™ SIM management platform with their global multi-carrier network infrastructure greatly strengthens our offering to the cellular M2M market and allows us to offer our customers a greater choice for their individual applications.”

“Wyless Inc., M2M technology and services are leading edge and we understand that every application has its own unique requirements and that customers need access to a wide range of highly-specialized services backed up by dedicated support. Partnering with Avnet Memec throughout Europe enables us to deliver on that commitment. Avnet Memec has demonstrated they have technical expertise and relationships to successfully take our innovative portfolio to all European markets,” said, Steve Priestley, managing director, at Wyless EMEA.

Avnet Memec customers looking to deploy M2M solutions will benefit from having access to the Wyless Managed Network and the award winning Porthos™ management platform enabling them to quickly and cost effectively deploy end-to-end wireless services without risk and with reduced time to market.

About Wyless

Wyless is the leading global M2M managed services provider. Our resilient platform, delivered in partnership with the world’s largest network operators, provides secure, reliable communications with wireless devices in over 120 countries. Powerful management tools offer real-time reporting and control over all devices connected to our network. Wyless delivers a comprehensive suite of managed services with unrivalled expertise, professional support and competitive pricing. We enable our customers and partners to deploy M2M applications and services faster, cheaper and more effectively. The world’s most advanced M2M Platform from the world’s most trusted M2M partner.

About Avnet Memec

Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers’ design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu

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Tom Oelschlaeger – Director Marketing & Communications

Avnet Memec

Phone: +49 (0) 8121 775 146

E-Mail: tom.oelschlaeger@avnet-memec.eu  

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About Avnet MemecAvnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers’ design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu

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