Avnet Memec Appointed as Pan-European Distributor for Telegesis
The agreement brings high performance ZigBee module technology to portfolio
Poing, Germany, 10 January 2013 – Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has been appointed as pan-European distributor for Telegesis UK Limited, a world leading supplier of ZigBee radio module technology.
The new agreement will take effect immediately, and will make Avnet Memec a key distribution partner for the entire line of Telegesis ZigBee radio products. Telegesis ZigBee module technology is built exclusively around the market leading Ember ZigBee SoC technology from Silicon Laboratories of Austin, Texas. Telegesis also offers world class support in ZigBee firmware implementation specialising particularly in ZigBee Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation.
“Avnet Memec’s extensive team of technical sales and field application engineers made it the natural choice for our pan-European distributor. The knowledge and experience of the team will help us bring modular wireless solutions to the growing European ZigBee market,” said Ollie Smith, Telegesis business development director. “Avnet Memec is recognized as one of the leading technical distributors in Europe and we are proud to sign an agreement with them and become a part of their European portfolio alongside SiLabs ZigBee chipsets.”
“Telegesis has been at the forefront of ZigBee module technology for many years,” said John Jones, technical marketing manager - Wireless Products at Avnet Memec. “We believe the combination of our forces across Europe and industry segments will help both Avnet Memec and Telegesis achieve even greater success.”
Telegesis manufactures a full range of OEM ZigBee modules based upon Silicon Laboratories ZigBee technology complete with full AT command layer if required, allowing fast and simple ZigBee implementations. Telegesis also offers world class design support with particular focus on ZigBee Smart Energy and Home Automation profiles. The company has a proven track record in taking ZigBee product designs from initial concept through to compliant, certified and finished products. www.telegesis.com
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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