More Than $30,000 in College Scholarships Up for Grabs at The Avnet Tech Games

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PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor
headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., has announced that registration is now
open for the 11th Annual Avnet Tech Games. College students
around the state of Arizona are encouraged to team up and enter the
STEM-based competition featuring real-world technology challenges
resulting in college scholarships. The Avnet Tech Games competition will
take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at The University of Advancing
Technology in Tempe, Ariz. More information can be found at www.avnettechgames.com.

“In its 11th year, the Avnet Tech Games has been revitalized
and offers new STEM-based challenges focused on the emerging
technologies that support the Internet of Things,” said Joal Redmond,
vice president of public relations, Avnet, Inc. “Not only are the Avnet
Tech Games a great way to showcase the IT talent of Arizona’s students,
but it’s also an opportunity for students to network with executives
from leading tech companies and get advice on how to land a job after
graduation.”

Over the years Avnet has awarded approximately $330,000 in scholarships
and faculty honorariums to students and professors from nearly every
college in the state. This year, the Avnet Tech Games features three new
competitive games focused on data interpretation, sensors and security,
in addition to six returning games.

To see the full list of games, visit www.avnettechgames.com.

Students participating in the Avnet Tech Games will have the opportunity
to network with Avnet executives, as well as event sponsors and business
leaders from companies such as Cisco, CDW, Hewlett Packard, Logicalis,
NetApp, NXP, Microchip, R&R Partners, TDK-Lambda, UAT and World Wide
Technology.

To become a sponsor or to register, visit: http://avnettechgames.com/

Official Avnet Tech Games hashtag:       #TechGames
Follow Avnet Tech Games on Twitter:

@AvnetTechGames

Follow Avnet Tech Games on Facebook:

facebook.com/AvnetTechGames

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http://instagram.com/avnettechgames

About Avnet

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
information, visit www.avnet.com.

Contacts

Avnet, Inc.
Bethany Brannan, 480-643-8874
Bethany.Brannan@avnet.com
or
Brodeur,
for Avnet
Kali Pickens, 480-308-0289
kpickens@brodeur.com