Avnet Extends Samtec Franchise to Include Asia

December 18, 2018 - 04:07
Avnet Extends Samtec Franchise to Include Asia

Broadens global customer access and support to interconnect products


PHOENIX and NEW ALBANY, IND. - MediaOutReach - December 20, 2018 - Building ontheir existing partnership, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), aleading global technology solutions provider, and Samtec, aprivately held global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnectsolutions, today announced an extension of their distribution agreement. Avnetcustomers in Asia Pacific and Japan now have access to Samtec's full product portfolio. Combined with the existingfranchise in the Americas, Europe, and select Asia Pacific locations, thisglobal agreement underscores the importance of supporting customers whereverthey design and build new technology products.


"Intoday's design anywhere, build anywhere world, the ability to extend our linecard for our global customers is critical to helping them take their ideas fromdesign to prototype to production," said Vince Arena, director global supplier management,Avnet. "During a partnership that has grown steadily for almost 30 years,Samtec recognizes the importance of Avnet's end-to-end product developmentecosystem and the benefits it provides to our customers. This global franchisewill further offer our customers in Asia and across the world the interconnectsolutions they need to take their ideas to market."


Samtec,the service leader in the electronic interconnect industry, puts people firstwith a commitment to exceptional service, quality products, innovativetechnologies and convenient design tools. From standard cataloged products tounique high-performance designs, Samtec's solution blocks are designed tosupport any interconnectivity need, regardless of application, performancerequirements or environment.


"Samtecand Avnet have a rich legacy of solving the unique interconnect challenges ourcustomers face," said Scott Lamb, director of global distribution, Samtec. "Ourexpanded relationship in Asia and our combined technical and supply chain solutionsshorten development time from prototype to production."


For more information on Samtec products available throughAvnet, please visit https://www.avnet.com/shop/us/m/samtec/.


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AboutSamtec, Inc.
Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $800MM global manufacturer of a broadline of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board,High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Flexible Stacking,and Micro/Rugged components and cables. With 40 locations in 18 differentcountries, Samtec's global presence enables its unmatched customer service. Formore information, please visit https://www.samtec.com.


About Avnet

Avnet is a globaltechnology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem delivering design,product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage ofthe product lifecycle. We transform ideas into intelligent solutions, reducingthe time, cost and complexities of bringing products to market. For nearly acentury, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around the world realizethe transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnetat www.avnet.com.