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Avnet Celebrates 35-Year Relationship with Murata in the Americas

December 29, 2015
By Business Wire News


The 1980s were a pop culture dominated by synthesized music, big hair and neon fashion. For Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Murata Electronics North America, Inc., the ‘80s will also be remembered as the decade that gave rise to an alliance between the two companies that has now spanned 35 years. Avnet and Murata celebrated this milestone in their relationship earlier this month.

Since teaming up with Murata, global leader in the design and manufacturing of ceramic-based passive electronic components and modules, in 1980, Avnet has been the recipient of a number of performance awards and recognitions from the industry-leading passives supplier, including the Long-Term Service Partnership Award in 2010 to mark the 30-year anniversary of Avnet and Murata’s collaboration. Through the years, Avnet has also received Distributor of the Year honors and Murata’s President’s Award on several occasions, recognizing Avnet’s outstanding contribution to Murata’s continued success through year-on-year sales growth.

“Without the innovations in power efficiency and component miniaturization driven by manufacturers like Murata, the game-changing devices we as consumers have come to enjoy over the last few decades, such as mobile phones and portable media players, would not be possible,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet is fortunate to have had the opportunity to bring Murata’s state-of-the-art products to market for the past 35 years, and as Murata continues to push the leading edge of passive and interconnect technology, particularly in the IoT arena, we will be right there by their side to help our customers usher in a new era of smart, connected devices.”

“Avnet has been a leading channel partner for the last 35 years. By utilizing their significant demand creation and supply chain capabilities, they have helped Murata accelerate our growth through the marketing of our diverse and extensive product portfolios,” said Michael Ingram, director, distribution sales, Murata North America. “We look forward to further expanding the relationship and delivering even more value to customers.”

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