Avnet Cilicon Honors National Semiconductor with Synergy Award

1/7/2004 - Avnet Cilicon, the semiconductor specialist division of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), recently presented National Semiconductor with its highest recognition, the Synergy Award. The goal of this award is to honor collaborative efforts between Avnet Cilicon and its suppliers where the whole is clearly greater than the sum of its parts. This is the second annual presentation of the award, which is based on both objective and subjective measures. In addition to ranking in the top three for all of the financial metrics, National Semiconductor was recognized for strong customer service, innovative use of the Internet and its effective approach to training.

"National Semiconductor has always been a leader in using technology to bring products to market and success to Avnet Cilicon," said Jeff Ittel, president of Avnet Cilicon. "The Synergy Award truly captures that spirit." National has participated in a wide range of programs at Avnet Cilicon. The two companies have worked together to deliver RosettaNet PIPs and recently collaborated on the release of a Programmable Power Supply Development Board in conjunction with Avnet Design Services, the technical arm of Avnet Cilicon. "We have always valued our successful relationship with Avnet Cilicon," said Jim Goudreau, National Semiconductor's director, distribution business unit, Americas sales and marketing. "Our growth is a direct result of the great working relationship we share."

The Synergy Award was presented to National Semiconductor at Avnet Electronics Marketing's annual Supplier VIP Event held recently in Scottsdale, Ariz.

About Avnet Cilicon
Avnet Cilicon is the semiconductor distribution specialist division of Avnet Electronics Marketing in the Americas. Avnet Cilicon combines semiconductor expertise, technical excellence and deep market knowledge to enhance time-to-revenue for all supply-chain partners in the electronics arena. Avnet Cilicon's core competencies include materials management, technical support through Avnet Design Services, logistics support through Avnet Supply Chain Services, and customer-centric, dedicated sales channels. Avnet Cilicon, combined with Avnet IP&E, which is Avnet's interconnect, passive and electromechanical component and services division, delivers Support Across the Board(TM). To learn more about Avnet Cilicon's capabilities please call 800-408-8353, or visit www.em.avnet.com/semi/.

Phoenix-based Avnet Inc. is the world's largest authorized B2B distributor for the products of more than 700 of the leading technology manufacturers such as IBM, Motorola, Intel, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, HP and National Semiconductor. Via its two operating groups, Avnet Electronics Marketing and Avnet Technology Solutions, Avnet markets, distributes and adds value to electronic components, embedded systems and enterprise computing products, and serves more than 100,000 customers including original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, value-added resellers and end users in 68 countries. Avnet also delivers supply-chain and design-chain services, bill-of-materials analysis, systems integration and configuration, and technical assistance. A Fortune 500 company, Avnet's revenues for fiscal 2003 (year ended June 27, 2003) were $9.05 billion.

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