Avnet Memec Expands Relationship with Coilcraft in Europe

Avnet Memec becomes Coilcraft’s sole pan-European distributor

Poing, Germany, 07 March 2013 – Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has been appointed as the Coilcraft distributor for UK and Ireland. The new agreement makes Avnet Memec the major distribution partner for Coilcraft’s magnetic and inductor product ranges throughout Europe.

“Coilcraft is the leading global supplier of standard and custom magnetic components and is the go-to company for many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers when developing their own reference designs,” commented Bill Walker, vice president of technical marketing at Avnet Memec. “With this agreement, we are now able to offer our customers in the UK and Ireland the same outstanding products and comprehensive technical support that we already offer to the rest of Europe.”

Coilcraft supplies magnetic components including high performance RF chip inductors, power magnetics and filters. In addition to a large selection of standard components, Coilcraft also designs and builds custom magnetics to fit a customer’s exact electrical requirements. Online selection, design and cross-referencing tools available on the Coilcraft website make it quick and easy to search, select and design-in the correct device for your application.

Mark Ellison, European sales and distribution manager, at Coilcraft said, “Avnet Memec was the natural choice for our distribution partner for the UK and Ireland, following their appointment in Iberia in 2012. The technical and design support provided by the team in mainland Europe is truly first-class and we are looking forward to working on new opportunities with them throughout the region.”

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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E-Mail : nickil@neesham.co.uk

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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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