Avnet Memec Expands Relationship with Coilcraft in Spain and Portugal

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Avnet Memec becomes Coilcraft’s exclusive distributor for magnetic and inductor product ranges in the region

Poing, Germany, August 08 2012 – 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 Spain and Portugal. Under this exclusive agreement with Coilcraft, Avnet Memec will be the sole authorized distributor for Coilcraft’s magnetic and inductor product ranges throughout the region. Avnet Memec is already the sole Coilcraft distributor for most of Europe.

“Coilcraft is the leading global supplier of standard and custom magnetic components and is the go-to company for the premier semiconductor suppliers when developing their reference designs,” commented Bill Walker, vice president of technical marketing at Avnet Memec. “With this agreement, we are now able to offer our customers across Spain and Portugal class-leading products and technical support.”

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 in Iberia. The technical and design support provided by the team is truly first-class and we are looking forward to working on new opportunities with them.”

Press Contact: Nicki Langley -  Neesham Public Relations, Tel: 44 (0) 1622 210080, Email: nickil@neesham.co.uk

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

Media Contact Avnet Memec:

Tom Oelschlaeger – Director Communications Avnet Memec

Phone: 49 (0) 8121 775 146

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