Avnet Extends Samtec Franchise to Include Asia

Broadens global customer access and support to interconnect products


OutReach - December 20, 2018 - Building on
their existing partnership, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a
leading global technology solutions provider, and Samtec, a
privately held global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect
solutions, today announced an extension of their distribution agreement. Avnet
customers in Asia Pacific and Japan now have access to Samtec's full product portfolio. Combined with the existing
franchise in the Americas, Europe, and select Asia Pacific locations, this
global agreement underscores the importance of supporting customers wherever
they design and build new technology products.


today's design anywhere, build anywhere world, the ability to extend our line
card for our global customers is critical to helping them take their ideas from
design 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 development
ecosystem and the benefits it provides to our customers. This global franchise
will further offer our customers in Asia and across the world the interconnect
solutions they need to take their ideas to market."


the service leader in the electronic interconnect industry, puts people first
with a commitment to exceptional service, quality products, innovative
technologies and convenient design tools. From standard cataloged products to
unique high-performance designs, Samtec's solution blocks are designed to
support any interconnectivity need, regardless of application, performance
requirements or environment.


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


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Samtec, Inc.

Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $800MM global manufacturer of a broad
line 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 different
countries, Samtec's global presence enables its unmatched customer service. For
more information, please visit


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