Avnet Technology Solutions / Avnet Signs Pan-European Distribution Agreement with LSI Corporation processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Avnet Technology Solutions to provide channel partners with cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage solutions for a broad range of applications. Bracknell, UK - 9 March 2010 - Avnet Technology Solutions <http://www.ats.avnet.com/>, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. <http://www.avnet.com/> (NYSE: AVT <http://www.ir.avnet.com/>), announced today that it has entered into a pan-European agreement with LSI(TM) Corporation, a leading provider of silicon, systems and software technologies for the storage and networking markets. The agreement enables Avnet to distribute the full LSI product portfolio of SATA and SAS solutions, including a complete family of 6Gb/s SATA+SAS 3ware® and MegaRAID® controller cards and host bus adapters (HBAs). The products will be supplied through Avnet's extensive network of channel partners, including system developers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and value-added resellers (VARs) throughout Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). The new relationship expands Avnet's ability to provide its partners with LSI products that are designed to offer cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage solutions for a broad range of applications, such as data center, video, high-performance computing, storage appliances, medical imaging, and more. "By creating a close, collaborative environment between our suppliers and channel partners, Avnet helps to accelerate the success of EMEA's leading high-tech companies," said Rajesh Suman, vice president of Computer Components at Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA. "Avnet has a solutions-driven approach to technology sales and marketing. With the addition of LSI technology to our storage and networking portfolio, Avnet's partners can develop high-performance RAID solutions that best match their customers' application requirements and IT budget constraints." "We selected Avnet as a technology distribution partner for EMEA because their solutions selling strategy aligns with our goals for long-term success in the region," said Thomas Pavel, Director of Channel Sales EMEA. "Avnet and its channel partners work together to address the unique storage-related pain points of customers. By including LSI technology as a critical component of a total storage solution, customers can balance budget requirements with performance and capacity needs." ### About Avnet Technology Solutions As a global solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2009, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.04 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. Visit:www.ts.avnet.com/emea/ <http://www.ts.avnet.com/emea/> About Avnet 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, visitwww.avnet.com <http://www.avnet.com/>. About LSI LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available atwww.lsi.com <http://www.lsi.com/>. LSI, 3ware and MegaRAID are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation. For further information / press enquiries please contact: Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA Kirsten Klatt, European Marketing & Communications Director Kirsten.firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:Kirsten.email@example.com> Tel: +49 (0) 2153-733 328 [HUG#1391886] --- End of Message --- Avnet Technology Solutions Lötscher Weg 66 Nettetal Germany WKN: 850355;ISIN: US0538071038; http://www.avnet.com/
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