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"Power component Distributor of the year" awarded to SILICA by Diodes Incorporated

(PresseBox) (Poing, Germany, ) SILICA, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, has been named the "Power Distributor of the Year 2014" by Didoes Incorporated for its performance in Europe. SILICA received the award in recognition of the exceptional performance in achieving the highest growth rate for the sale of Diodes power components. The award also recognises the quality technical support provided to customers across the region.

"This is a great achievement for SILICA", said Mario Orlandi, President of SILICA. "It is a reflection of the hard work and enthusiasm shown by everyone in the SILICA team. It also demonstrates the successful relationship we have built with Diodes, particularly when it comes to our power business."

Mark King, Diodes Incorporated's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, "SILICA has proven to be a valuable partner for many years. The success and growth in market share we have seen in the European power market has certainly been, in part, due to the proactive sales strategy of their technically competent and motivated sales team. All of whom are effectively executing the Diodes sales and product strategy."

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