Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Joins with Microsemi to Open New Applications Design Centers That Deliver Mainstream System Solutions Using Microsemi SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 as well as Other Leading-edge Microsemi Products

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced the company has opened two joint application design centers with Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC). The design centers efforts will concentrate on developing application-specific reference designs that solve OEM customers' major technical design challenges requiring low-power and security in the design. Customers will work with Avnet specialists who are certified on Microsemi's mainstream FPGA product lines along with Microsemi's field application engineers and system solution experts. Together this team is a powerful resource to help OEMs with their new FPGA-based designs and development, providing critical support with customer-related tools, reference designs and design platforms. The two design centers are located in San Jose and Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., announced the company has opened two joint application design centers with Microsemi Corporation. The design centers efforts will concentrate on developing application-specific reference designs that solve OEM customers’ major technical design challenges requiring low-power and security in the design. Customers will work with Avnet specialists who are certified on Microsemi’s mainstream FPGA product lines along with Microsemi’s field application engineers and system solution experts. Together this team is a powerful resource to help OEMs with their new FPGA-based designs and development, providing critical support with customer-related tools, reference designs and design platforms. The two design centers are located in San Jose and Aliso Viejo, Calif.

“By initiating the new collaborative design centers, Avnet management recognizes the significant advantage Microsemi’s innovative technologies and competitive products provide OEM application development,” said Hichem Belhadj, vice president of applications engineering at Microsemi. “Avnet continues to be a major strategic sales channel partner for Microsemi, and this expanded and strengthened relationship will provide our customers streamlined and simplified design and development solutions, as well as reduced time-to-market advantages.”

“Our customers are always looking for innovative solutions to their design challenges and it is our belief that these products can be excellent solutions for a comprehensive range of mainstream market applications. This synergistic investment will allow both companies to efficiently and effectively address these challenges across a range of areas,” said Rondekka Moore, vice president, demand creation at Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.

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