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    Avnet Embedded Adds IEI Technology USA Corporation to Digital Signage Suite of Products

    By Avnet Technology Solutions


    PHOENIX – April 19, 2011 –Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today the addition of IEI Technology USA Corporation (IEI), a leading industrial computer service provider to its Brilliant Digital Signage program product offering. Avnet Embedded will be IEI’s sole distributor in the Americas and will carry IEI’s broad single-board computer (SBC) and industrial panel products. To find out more, visit the Avnet Electronics Marketing website.

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    IEI currently offers design engineers a wide variety of technology for end-applications in medical, telecom, mobile computing, digital signage, and in-vehicle info-tainment (IVI). IEI’s SBCs include ETX, COM Express and Qseven™ CPU modules. Each IEI SBC is powered by industry leading processors including the Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3/5/7, Celeron and ARM® family of products. IEI’s industrial panel offering includes touch screens, workstation and rack-console solutions.

    "Embedded devices are one of the most important bridges to help people connect with each other," said James Yang, vice president, IEI Technology USA Corp. "Adding Avnet to our distribution channel helps our mutual customers make the right choices when implementing embedded technology into their designs. From SBC, embedded solutions, panel applications, mobile, kiosks and digital signage, Avnet's worldwide services will provide our customers a convenient way to utilize our technology.”

    “Embedded engineers are searching for options when designing for digital signage,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. “Adding IEI to our Americas offering enables our customers to choose from a wide variety of both hardware and software solutions. IEI’s breadth of products complements Avnet’s unique digital signage suite of services – all created to help our customers bring their technology to market faster.”

    Avnet’s Brilliant Digital Signage program includes a suite of services for both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and value-added resellers (VARs). Avnet combines its supply- and design-chain expertise and adds industry-leading hardware and software from suppliers, such as IEI, to provide integrated digital display solutions for applications in retail, hospitality, healthcare and transportation. For a full list of digital display services, visit Avnet’s Brilliant Digital Signage webpage.

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    About IEI Technology USA Corporation
    IEI Technology USA Corporation is a leading industrial computing service provider integrating computing platforms and customization services. IEI supplies hundreds of industrial computer boards, systems and peripherals in thousands of customer applications, and supports OEM/ODM services to reduce customers’ engineering effort and accelerate the product development process to help customers get ahead of the market competition. IEI has an innovative R&D team, intelligent management system, high quality assurance and over 400 products passing through more than 100 distributors providing customers with the fastest time-to-market services all over the world.

    About Avnet Electronics Marketing
    Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at

    About Avnet, Inc.
    Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit

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