Avnet Memec and Actel Launch SmartFusion SpeedWay Workshops

PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 3, 2010 — Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet  Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has teamed up with Actel to announce the launch of a 1-day SpeedWay Design Workshop™ focusing on the capabilities of the  SmartFusion™ intelligent mixed-signal FPGA family. The workshops are being offered in multiple locations throughout North America beginning June 15, 2010.

Attendees will be introduced to the innovative features and design flow of SmartFusion which feature an embedded ARM® Cortex™-M3, FPGA fabric and programmable analog blocks. Engineers from both Avnet and Actel will present ways to integrate SmartFusion into their products using three different types of design: FPGA design, embedded design and analog design. The hands-on labs will provide attendees with an opportunity to test drive the SmartFusion design tools with the guidance of factory trained engineers.

“Our customers are looking for ways to capitalize on the full customization and intelligent integration available in the SmartFusion product,” said Phil Sansone, senior vice president of Avnet Memec. “These workshops provide engineers with the technical training they need to bring true innovation to their designs – without incurring additional design costs or slowing their time to market.”

“SmartFusion devices take embedded design to a whole new level,” said Rich Kapusta, Actel’s vice president of marketing and business development. “With access to a complete eco-system and an intuitive design flow, designers will find a compelling platform on which they can efficiently build their next generation system.”

Each attendee will receive the SmartFusion™ evaluation kit (A2F-EVAL-KIT) used in the lab exercises. To register, please visit: www.em.avnet.com/GetSmart

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About Actel

Actel is the leader in low power FPGAs and mixed signal FPGAs, offering the most comprehensive portfolio of system and power management solutions. Power Matters. Learn more at  www.actel.com.

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 www.em.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.


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