Avnet Memec appointed as European Distributor for Microchip

New agreement extends previous relationship with SMSC

Poing, Germany, 01 July 2013 – Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, is pleased to announce the extension of its distribution agreement with Microchip Technology Inc. Following a successful seven year distribution track record with Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC), a developer of mixed-signal connectivity solutions for embedded applications acquired by Microchip in August 2012, Avnet Memec has been appointed as European distributor for Microchip, with an emphasis on design-in.

Steve Haynes, president of Avnet Memec EMEA, said, “In addition to the SMSC connectivity products, Microchip brings a new wealth of analogue and Interface products, memories, wireless modules and of course their traditional PIC® Microcontrollers and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers. We look forward to integrating their products into our vertical-oriented go-to-market model, and a very successful partnership on all fronts!”

“Avnet Memec’s track record of self-sufficient demand creation with SMSC is exactly what we need to add to our network,” said Gary Marsh, EMEA Sales Director for Microchip. “Their customers trust them with key component selection guidance, and now we look forward to working with them to replicate that with the rest of our product range.”

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/DTW4.  

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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