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Avnet Signs Distribution Deal With MiTAC Computing

13 January 2015

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has signed a new distribution agreement with MiTAC Computing Technology Corp., a designer and manufacturer of cloud database and computing equipment.

MiTAC Computing Technology’s product line includes next-generation embedded motherboards, including all-in-one and thin-client computing devices and standard, mobile and radiant point-of-sale solutions.

The acquisition means that Avnet Embedded can offer customers in the Americas alternative boards from MiTAC Technology that mirror the connectivity and capabilities of boards that are going out of production. Such customers are often in the energy, security and surveillance, gaming, kiosk, military/aerospace, education, and healthcare/medical industries.

When suppliers exit a market such as embedded motherboards, it can cause “significant disruptions in customers’ manufacturing and development supply chains,” said John Salemme, vice president and general manager of Avnet Embedded. The agreement with MiTAC Computing Technology allows Avnet “tosmooth the transition for motherboard customers by offering boards that aredesigned and manufactured as drop-in replacements for many of the devices beingtransitioned out of production.

In addition, MiTAC Computing Technology’s offers a range of cloud services, cloud computing products and client computing devices which “are a great fit for our customers seeking to engage more broadly in the IoT (Internet of Things) space,” said Salemme.

“Within an ever-changing embedded and cloud technology market, MiTAC Computing Technology users will reap the benefits of this agreement,” said Michael Lin, president of MiTAC Computing Technology. He added the agreement will enhance and leverage the strengths of both companies.

Avnet’s strengths are in design chain, supply chain and value-added global distribution, while MiTAC Computing Technology strengths include design engineering development, global manufacturing and assembly services, he said.

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