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Amelio Confirmed As Avnet CEO

Into the hot seat; Bill Amelio has challenges as Avnet’s new CEO

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Avnet, Dialog Move To Global Footing

Dialog Semiconductor and Avnet are going global. The agreement extends an existing franchise deal between the two companies in China.  The expanded agreement will deepen Dialog’s global market penetration of its power-saving standard products technology portfolio including SmartBond Bluetooth low energy SOC’s, power management ICs (PMIC) and RapidCharge AC/DC power conversion solutions. “Avnet is committed to bringing […]

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Updated: Hamada Out As Avnet CEO; Q4 Outlook Cut

Rick Hamada is out and William J. (Bill) Amelio is in as Avnet Chief Executive Officer. The shock news was announced first thing Monday morning US East Coast time. No reason was given for Hamada’s departure. Announced simultaneously was a downgrade in profits at the global distributor. The company said that earnings would be diluted […]

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Avnet Drops Memec Brand: Goes With Silica

Orlandi: “Our brand is the bond that connects us to our customers.”

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Smith To Head Up Avnet Global Embedded Biz

Avnet is strengthening its position to grow in the global embedded solutions market. It has created a new position of senior vice president of embedded solutions and named Ed Smith to fill the role. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for Avnet’s global embedded strategy and growth plans. He will continue to lead […]

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Avnet, Digi International Move To Global Footing

Avnet and Digi International have announced an expanded, global distribution agreement. Under this new agreement, Digi’s complete product and services portfolio is now available through Avnet Electronics Marketing’s global network. “Avnet and Digi have been collaborating for several years now on the advancement of M2M services in embedded wireless systems for our mutual customers in […]

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EMEA Leads The Way In Avnet Q4

Rick Hamada, Chief Executive Officer, Avnet

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Yapp Joins Avnet In Key Digital Strategy Role

Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) has tapped Kevin Yapp to be Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation, effective immediately. Yapp (pictured) joins after 12 years at Premier Farnell where most recently he was Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer.
 The role is a new one for Avnet and Yapp will be responsible for shaping and advancing Avnet […]

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Avnet Merges SILICA, Memec Sales Teams

Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA is merging its SILICA and Avnet Memec subsidiaries and combining the sales forces of both distributors into one. The change will be effective June 29, 2015. As both distributors belong to the same legal entity and already collaborate at the back end (IT, Finance, Operations, Asset), Avnet says it was a […]

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Orlandi Takes Over As President At Silica

Mario Orlandi has been named as President of Silica in succession to Miguel Fernandez who was promoted to President of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) EMEA earlier this month. Orlandi most recently served on the Silica executive team as vice president sales for Europe where he reorganised the sales organisation and developed Silica’s sales and demand […]

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