BEIJING, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) kicks off the Asian round of its flagship design engineering training seminar, X-fest 2014 in Beijing today. Avnet has cemented its reputation as a trusted leader through the biennial X-fest technical seminars offering practical, how-to training for FPGA, SoC, DSP and embedded systems design that benefit the design engineering community globally.

More than 800 engineers participated in the X-fest 2014 in Beijing.


More than 800 engineers participated in the X-fest 2014 in Beijing.

"X-fest continues to deliver unrivaled training workshops for design engineers, equipping them with the critical technical knowledge and skills they need to bring groundbreaking new devices to the market," said Stephen Wong, President, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia. "X-fest remains a highly anticipated industry event as we continue to see a steady increase in participation.  This year, about 2,800 engineers will be participating in X-fest in China, compared to 2012 when we received overwhelming response exceeding 2,500 engineers. This clearly demonstrates the growing demand for advanced design skills among Chinese engineers."

"Avnet attach great importance to the Asia market. China especially is a key strategic focus for us and that is why we have selected Beijing as the first-stop to kick start X-fest Asia," Mr Wong added.  "Leveraging X-fest Asia as an important platform to transfer new technology and technical expertise, Avnet is committed to serve and support our customers, enabling their success continually." 

Held from November 4 to December 16, X-fest Asia features training seminars across 15 cities in Asia; including Mainland China (nine cities), Taiwan (two cities), Korea, India, Australia and Singapore. X-fest Beijing will boast a full-fledged program with 12 technical courses from three educational tracks based on Xilinx’s All Programmable devices, including the newly introduced UltraScaleā„¢ product family. The three educational tracks include Zynq and the Internet of Things (IoT); Design Essentials; and Techniques and Applications.

Supported by Avnet’s industry-leading partners, including Xilinx, Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments, Maxim Integrated, Micron, Freescale, MathWorks, ON Semiconductor and Spansion, X-fest Asia combines new product introductions with practical examples on applications and reference designs.  X-fest’s design seminars aim to accelerate design cycles and bring forth a fresh wave of innovative products and solutions to customers.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is the leading electronics component distributor in Asia. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in more than 47 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnects, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. More information is available at http://www.em.avnetasia.com  

About Avnet
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com

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Tan Weiwei
Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia
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Deborah Wang
The Hoffman Agency China
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