Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik Receive Nexperia Billionaires Awards

Two Avnet EMEA semiconductor business units recognized by leading chip maker for excellent performance in 2018

Poing, Germany, 9th September 2019 – Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik, both regional business units of Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), announced today they have received Billionaires Awards from Nexperia, a global semiconductor specialist in discretes, logic and MOSFETs. The two Avnet businesses were honoured by Nexperia during the manufacturer’s Billionaires event, held recently in Hamburg, Germany.

Avnet Silica was awarded a silver Billionaires Award as the distributor with the highest number of parts sold in EMEA in 2018, with shipments of more than 3.1 billion Nexperia devices. EBV Elektronik earned its Billionaires Award by selling almost 3 billion units in 2018. At the event, Nexperia also celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the SOT23 small-outline-transistor device with Avnet Silica and EBV Elektronik and presented a special ‘Nexperia SOT23 Award’ to EBV as the distributor that sold the highest number of SOT23 units in 2018.

Laurent Bizouard, VP EMEA Procurement at Avnet Silica said: “We are very honoured to receive these Billionaires Awards from Nexperia, which has quickly established itself as a leading semiconductor vendor in Europe and globally for discrete and standard-logic products, especially in key markets such as automotive. We are very proud that our business units are recognized as such strong partners.”

“These awards are an affirmation of the excellent technical expertise and logistics capabilities our two businesses provide to supplier partners like Nexperia, enabling us to deliver products to customers in the quantities as well as the time frames they need,” added Markus Kirschner, VP Procurement & Marketing at EBV Elektronik.

About Avnet Silica
Avnet Silica is the European semiconductor specialist division of Avnet, one of the leading global technology distributors, and acts as the smart connection between customers and suppliers. The distributor simplifies complexity by providing creative solutions, technology and logistics support. Avnet Silica is a partner of leading semiconductor manufacturers and innovative solution providers over many years. With a team of more than 200 application engineers and technical specialists, Avnet Silica supports projects all the way from the idea to the concept to production. For more information, visit www.avnet-silica.com

About EBV Elektronik
EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NASDAQ:AVT) company, was founded in 1969 and is the leading specialist in European semiconductor distribution. EBV maintains its successful strategy of personal commitment to customers and excellent services. 240 Technical Sales Specialists provide a strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners. 120 continuously trained Application Specialists offer extensive application know-how and design expertise. With the EBVchips Program, EBV, together with its customers, defines and develops new semiconductor products. Targeted customers in selected growth markets will be supported by the Vertical Sales Segments. Warehouse operations, complete logistics solutions and value-added services such as programming, taping & reeling and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet Logistics, EBV’s logistical backbone and Europe’s largest service centre. EBV operates from 65 offices in 29 countries throughout EMEA (Europe – Middle East – Africa). For more information about EBV Elektronik, please visit www.ebv.com. Further information about Avnet is available via www.avnet.com.

About Avnet
From idea to design and from prototype to production, Avnet supports customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle. A comprehensive portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change. For nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at: www.avnet.com.