Avnet Electronics Marketing Adds Embedded Software from Micrium to Americas Offering

PHOENIX -- Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has added Micrium, a low-cost, real-time operating system (RTOS) embedded software developer to its Americas offering. Micrium's kernels and complete RTOS solutions are available by contacting an Avnet representative or by visiting www.avnetexpress.com.

As the world largest distributor of electronic components and embedded solutions, Avnet Electronics Marketing is the engineering and purchasing professionals' first source for technology to accelerate their time to market. Embedded engineers looking to build devices including microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSP-based devices will benefit from Micrium's µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III kernels. Micrium RTOS components include µC/TCP-IP, µC/File System, µC/USB, µC/GUI, µC/MMU, µC/CAN, µC/Modbus, and support applications in military, aerospace, medical, nuclear, transportation and automotive applications.

"We are pleased to be represented by Avnet Electronics Marketing," said Jean Labrosse, CEO and president of Micrium, Inc. "Our products perfectly augment the wide range of microcontrollers and DSPs that they carry. This relationship will cut time from our mutual customer's design cycles and ensure project successes."

"Micrium is a fresh and welcome addition to the Avnet Electronics Marketing line card," said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "With our strong, mutual partnerships with leading silicon manufactures, Avnet's customers now have access to embedded software that works seamlessly with their preferred products. With a stronger software offering, Avnet now provides even more end-to-end solutions to our customers — accelerating their time to market."

To find out more, or to purchase Micrium software, visit www.avnetexpress.com.

About Micrium
Micrium provides the highest quality embedded software components by way of cleanest source code, unsurpassed documentation, and customer support. Starting with Micrium's flagship product, µC/OS kernels through its complete line of software, Micrium shortens time to market throughout all product development cycles and builds products that address today's increased design complexity. For additional information, visit: www.Micrium.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.

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 www.avnet.com.

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