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Avnet Silica Presented with Design Win Growth Award by Finisar

European team at Avnet Silica recognised for exceptional performance in 2017

(PresseBox) (Poing, Germany, ) Avnet Silica, an Avnet company (NYSE: AVT), has received the ‘Design Win Growth’ award from Finisar for its performance within Europe in 2017. Finisar is a leading supplier of optical communication products and the award was presented in recognition of Avnet Silica’s successful design-in strategy.

This award was specifically in relation to achievements in winning strategic accounts, whilst maintaining momentum with a large number of other design wins across Europe. The new design wins addressed new applications in markets such as industrial, medical, automotive and consumer by leveraging Finisar’s leadership position in transceiver space and Finisar’s key technologies like high power VCSELs.

”Avnet Silica have demonstrated a significant commitment to Finisar since we partnered with them.  The technical expertise of the European Avnet Silica team has been instrumental in the growth that we have achieved. We are delighted to be able to recognise Avnet Silica with this award for its outstanding contribution in 2017,” commented Giorgio Ghislotti, vice president sales EMEA Finisar Corporation.

Mario Orlandi, president of Avnet Silica, said: ”The recognition of Avnet Silica with this award is testament to the close relationships we have with our partner suppliers. Our team is dedicated to helping design engineers meet the challenges they face with the best possible solutions on the market, so to be partnered with a company like Finisar gives us a selection of ideal components to recommend in a very challenging market.”

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Avnet Silica (An Avnet Company)

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