Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A., and Unterpremstaetten, Austria — (METERING.COM) — May 6, 2008 – Avnet Memec, a specialty semiconductor division of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., and austriamicrosystems, a global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog integrated circuits (ICs), have signed a North American distribution agreement. Together the two companies will deliver the full line of austriamicrosystems’ high performance analog solutions to customers throughout the United States.

“We are excited to partner with Avnet Memec, given their leadership in service and support, excellent market access and dynamic sales approach,” commented David Olson, director of sales, Americas, at austriamicrosystems. “We will utilize Avnet Memec’s solutions expertise to promote our lines and drive sales growth at a broad spectrum of customers in North America.”

“austriamicrosystems offers a unique line of high performance standard product solutions that are a strong complement to the Avnet Memec line card,” said Phil Sansone, senior vice president of Avnet Memec. “Together we will deliver cutting-edge products that translate to faster time to market for today’s designers and engineers.”