Avnet Memec EMEA Expands TOREX Semiconductor Distribution Agreement

Specialist analogue power supply ICs now available to customers in the Nordics

Poing, Germany, 25 March 2013 – Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with TOREX Semiconductor to include the Nordic countries.

The demand for compact, lightweight, highly precise, low-cost power supply ICs is continuing to grow as the market for broadband communications, where ADSL and optical fiber technologies provide high-speed Internet access, audio-visual equipment, computer peripherals and mobile equipment, escalates.

“Designers are looking for even more advanced ICs to help them meet the demands of the next generation of products for these markets,” said Jan Malmgren, Nordic sales director for Avnet Memec. “Expanding our existing partnership with TOREX to the Nordic region enables us to bring innovative new devices to our customers and extend our reach to a large designer community.”

Andy Scott, European distribution sales manager of TOREX, stated, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Avnet Memec. The technical design support provided by the team in the Nordic region will help us to bring advanced analogue and CMOS technologies to a new audience. TOREX consistently develops high speed, low noise products offering extremely low current consumption and performance lead characteristics, which easily exceed the levels achieved with traditional bipolar IC technology”.

TOREX Semiconductor Ltd.

Founded in 1995, TOREX Semiconductor Ltd. is a leading provider of CMOS power management ICs aimed at battery powered and energy efficient applications. Specialising in cutting edge CMOS analogue technology, DC/DC Converters, LDO Voltage Regulators and Voltage Detectors are at the core of our product range, but the company’s broad portfolio also includes power MOSFETs, Schottky Barrier Diodes, Oscillator & PLL ICs.

While the company’s corporate headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan, it operates a worldwide network of sales offices in key markets throughout Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East with design centres in Asia & North America.

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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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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