Avnet Electronics Marketing Expands Antenna and Cable Offering in Americas with Taoglas USA, Inc. Deal

Avnet Electronics Marketing Expands Antenna and Cable Offering in Americas with Taoglas USA, Inc. Deal

SAN DIEGO and PHOENIX –Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc (NYSE: AVT, has entered into a distribution agreement with Taoglas USA, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of M2M and IoT antenna and cable solutions. Avnet Electronics Marketing will now offer Taoglas’ extensive line of 3G, 4G, LTE and GNSS off-the-shelf and custom antenna solutions to device manufacturers and OEMs targeting M2M and IoT applications in the Americas. Click to Tweet: @avnetdesignwire to distribute Taoglas antenna and cable solutions in the Americas http://bit.ly/1ll33LR Taoglas antennas are used by manufacturers to deliver wireless connectivity for devices in a growing range of markets, including telematics/automotive, smart-grid, metering/telemetry, home automation, remote monitoring and telemedical.

“As a company that supports customers on the bleeding edge of the wireless connectivity and remote sensing technology curve, we are keenly aware of the increasingly critical role antennas will play in any mobile device solution,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier management and business development for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “With Taoglas as part of our available product portfolio, we can help our mutual customers speed their development of these next generation connected devices.” “Avnet provides valuable services in terms of design-in support, value-added logistics, supply chain and business services to their customers. They are a leader in demand creation distribution, and we are a leader in antennas for IoT and M2M,” said Dermot O’Shea, president, Taoglas USA.

“With the size and strength of the Avnet sales team, and how far they can spread their net, we are confident that Avnet will help us to increase sales, strengthen distribution channels and add value to our customers.”

To view the entire Taoglas product line of internal and external antennas available from Avnet, visit http://em.avnet.com/taoglas.

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 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration 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 globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.


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