Avnet Acquires Taiwanese Semiconductor Distributor Prospect Technology Increasing Its Technical Expertise in Asia
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced today that it has acquired Prospect
Technology Corp. (Prospect Technology), an electronic components
distributor with operations in Taiwan. Prospect Technology provides
technical support, module solutions and circuit design support to help
customers expedite product development. Prospect Technology generated
revenue of approximately US$157 million during the 2010 calendar year.
Harley Feldberg, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Global,
commented, "The combination of Prospect Technology's technical expertise
and Avnet's scale and scope gives us a strong competitive advantage as
we continue to grow profitably in Asia. This transaction complements our
organic growth initiatives by expanding our value proposition to our
customers through enhanced design capabilities and technical expertise
while reinforcing our critical role in supply chain services."
Founded in 1985, Prospect Technology has approximately 70 employees,
serving a broad base of customers in Taiwan and China. Prospect
Technology has differentiated itself in the market by building a strong
engineering team, with a specific focus on battery and power management,
and leveraging that strength and expertise to build strong customer
relationships. Prospect Technology's line card includes Texas
Instruments, LSI and Nuvoton, among others. This acquisition is expected
to be immediately accretive to earnings and achieve Avnet's return on
capital goal of 12.5%.
Stephen Wong, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing, Asia, commented,
"Prospect Technology is a well respected distributor in this region and
brings strong technical skills in battery and power management. The
addition of Prospect Technology's talented employees, combined with the
strength of our existing team, increases our value to customers enabling
us to capitalize on this large and fast growing market."
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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the
largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and
embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries
worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the
world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than
100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and
solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated
revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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