Inc. (NYSE: AVT),

a leading global technology distributor, recently received the

Distributor of the Year Award for Semiconductor Products in the Americas

from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. The award was based on sales records

for the fiscal year ending March 31. This is the second time in five

years that Avnet’s superior sales performance has earned it Distributor

of the Year honors from Vishay.

Vishay Intertechnology, a leading manufacturer of passive and discrete

semiconductor products, is one of Avnet’s longest running franchise

relationships. In 2013, the two companies celebrated their milestone 50th

year of doing business together. Vishay signed Avnet as a distributor

just one year after the company was formed in 1962 to bring its patented

Bulk Metal® foil resistors to market. Today the two companies work to

bring Vishay’s state-of-the-art discrete semiconductors,

optoelectronics, integrated modules, and passive components to Avnet’s

broad customer base around the globe.

“Earning the Vishay Distributor of the Year award holds special meaning

for us. It’s a great reflection of the ongoing, and growing, value that

Avnet and Vishay bring to the market,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet

Electronics Marketing Americas. “At Avnet, we take pride in the role we

play in supporting both the technical and supply chain requirements of

our customers and suppliers. Winning this award for a second time in a

few short years confirms that strength.”

“Vishay is excited to recognize Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas'

semiconductor performance in Y2015,” said Dave Valletta, executive vice

president, sales, Vishay. “Avnet’s dedication to providing excellent

service, consistent business development and ‘available to sell’

semiconductor inventory is beneficial to Vishay customers.”

For more information on Vishay products available through Avnet in the

Americas, please click here.

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About Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE

(VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete

semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and

passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors).

These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices

and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer,

telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical

markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy,

and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader.

Vishay can be found on the Internet at

About Avnet, Inc.

From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT)

accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology

globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative

products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with

revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more

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Avnet Electronics Marketing

Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584


Director, Marketing Programs