Avnet Embedded to Hold Free, Solid State Drive Virtual Summit

Avnet Embedded to Hold Free, Solid State Drive Virtual Summit

Avnet Electronics Marketing teams up with 13 leading suppliers to offer design engineers a free summit on the benefits of working with solid state drives.

The worldwide solid state drive (SSD) market is experiencing unprecedented growth. Avnet Embedded, the largest distributor of SSDs and a division of , a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has teamed up with 13 leading suppliers to offer a free, two-day virtual summit covering the rugged, durable, energy efficient benefits of SSDs. Registration is open now at Avnet’s website: www.newanglemedia.com/ssdsummit/2012/.

On April 3 and 4, 2012, Avnet Embedded will spend an entire 48-hour period examining the intricacies of SSDs. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT on April 3, representatives from Adaptec by , Dell OEM, Hitachi GST, Intel, LSI Corp., Kingston, Micron Technology, OCZ Technology, Rorke Data, an Avnet Company, Smart Storage Technology, Seagate, STEC and Toshiba will participate in more than 25 on-demand technical courses regarding SSDs. Attendees can choose from courses that delve into:

• SSD tiered storage solutions;

• Data security in SSDs;

• SSDs in rugged embedded computing;

• High-performance caching;

• Calculating SSD endurance and performance;

• And more.

For a full listing of courses visit the Solid State Drive Virtual Summit webpage: www.newanglemedia.com/ssdsummit/2012/.

In addition to technical courses, Avnet’s Solid State Drive Virtual Summit will also feature presentations from industry analysts Jim Handy, director of Objective Analysis, and Jim Feldham, president of Semico Research. Both Handy and Feldham will give an industry insider’s perspective of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities presented with SSDs.

Attendees of Avnet’s SSD Virtual Summit can also participate in 30-minute, live chat sessions with technical experts from each supplier. Engineers are invited to use these sessions to pose questions, discuss current trends and get real-time design assistance direct from the source. The schedule of sessions is posted on the Solid State Drive Virtual Summit page: www.newanglemedia.com/ssdsummit/2012/live_chat.[...].

“SSDs are quickly becoming an appealing alternative, offering our customers throughput improvement and near real-time response times for applications delivered across and mobile devices,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. “Our SSD Summit helps engineers navigate through the nuances and complexities of SSD technology, ultimately providing the right resources to choose the right solution for each attendee’s particular product or service.”

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