Avnet Recognized as AMD’s Global Distributor of the Year

Avnet also named AMD's distributor of the year in ANZ, EMEA and North America
Tempe, Ariz. 10/27/2009

Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it was named AMD's (NYSE:AMD) top-performing global distributor during the recent AMD Executive Forum 2009, held in Austin, Texas. AMD selected Avnet for this honor based on its ability to expand AMD's market presence and revenues globally. AMD also awarded Avnet three regional distinctions, naming Avnet as distributor of the year in ANZ, EMEA and North America.

"This prestigious award from AMD validates that Avnet's solutions-driven approach to technology sales and marketing is helping both our customers and suppliers accelerate their success around the globe," said Phil Gallagher, president, Avnet Technology Solutions global. "Avnet has helped support our OEM, system builder and value-added partners in the AMD market by offering the tools, technical expertise and distribution resources needed to develop complete white box solutions that leverage best-in-class technology from AMD and complementary suppliers."

Avnet has been supporting AMD's customers for more than 35 years and has consistently been recognized as one of its top distributor partners. Avnet focuses on creating growth opportunities for its customers through a solutions-based approach to selling AMD Opteron processors for white box servers, embedded applications and workstations, and AMD Athlon II and Phenom II processors for OEM and white box desktops. For example, Avnet provides its system builder, OEM and value-added partners with access to complementary supplier relationships and a variety of services, such as integration, logistics, design engineering and financing, to ensure they are able to offer complete solutions.

"Avnet understands the intricacies of the global technology market," said John Byrne, vice president, world-wide channel sales, AMD. "They work hand-in-hand with our customers to provide global supply chain support, coupled with the technology, knowledge and services required to enable long-term growth opportunities. Avnet has consistently proven that they are dedicated to helping us create an outstanding customer experience."

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. For fiscal year 2009, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.04 billion in annual revenue. The group's Web site is www.ats.avnet.com.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2009, Avnet generated revenue of $16.23 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.