Avnet Applied Computing Solutions Enhances its Industrial Display Capabilities with LCD Monitors from NEC

Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, which provides distribution, engineering, integration and manufacturing services, today announced an expanded relationship with NEC to include liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors.

PHOENIX--May 22, 2006--Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, which provides distribution, engineering, integration and manufacturing services, today announced an expanded relationship with NEC to include liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. Under the agreement, Avnet will enhance its industrial display offerings by becoming the first distributor to target industrial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for NEC Display Solutions. NEC's displays will enable Avnet's industrial OEMs to integrate fully finished displays into their systems, shortening the design cycle and improving time-to-market. Applications requiring industrial-quality displays include digital signage, gaming and medical devices.

"Avnet is committed to providing our partners with a selection of leading commercial products they can use to develop customized solutions quickly," said Michael Gaeta, vice president of Enabling Solutions, Avnet Applied Computing Solutions. "With the addition of NEC Display Solutions' LCD monitors, Avnet's partners can now choose the display solution that best fits their time-to-market needs -- either from this new line of finished displays or by using our engineering resources to create customized ones."

Avnet's technical experts will help partners select the ideal LCD monitor for their solutions. Its engineering staff members are also available to assist partners in the design and configuration of LCD monitors into their applications through Avnet's integration center.

Additionally, Avnet provides a range of support services for display technologies, including field engineering resources, kitting, lifecycle management, logistics, and technical support.

"NEC Display Solutions' LCD monitors are specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of industrial and commercial environments. And because NEC uses the highest grade circuitry and components available, they are ideal for Avnet's customers in these markets,"

said Clark Brown, vice president of sales, NEC Display Solutions. "Avnet understands the unique needs of this market and supports industrial OEMs with the technical, logistics and lifecycle management services to develop complete solutions based on our LCD monitors and bring them to market ahead of the competition."

About NEC Display Solutions of America Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America Inc. is a leading provider of innovative LCD displays and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for the consumer, enterprise, professional, medical and digital signage markets. NEC Display Solutions ranked as the No. 1 stand-alone LCD monitor provider in the United States in the commercial market for CY2005 according to The NPD Group. For more information, please call 866-NEC-MORE or visit www.necdisplay.com. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Reseller prices may vary.

For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America monitors, consumers can call 866-NEC-MORE, or visit the Web site at: www.necdisplay.com/protectyourimage/.

About Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, Americas

Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, Americas, is part of the Avnet Technology Solutions operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT). Avnet Applied Computing Solutions focuses on the unique requirements of computing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and value-added resellers (VARs) that need to bring embedded systems or wireless and data collection solutions to market quickly. For more information, please visit www.acs.avnet.com.

Avnet Applied Computing Solutions leverages the supply-chain leadership and global presence of parent company Avnet Inc. to provide its customers with world-class supply-chain management, financing and distribution capabilities. Avnet enables success from the center of the technology industry, providing cost-effective services and solutions vital to a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and 300 suppliers. The company markets, distributes and adds value to a wide variety of electronic components, enterprise computer products and embedded subsystems. Through its premier market position, Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities that help its trading partners accelerate growth and realize cost efficiencies. For fiscal year ended July 2, 2005, Avnet and the recently acquired Memec (closed July 5,

2005) generated combined revenue in excess of $13 billion in the past year through sales in approximately 70 countries. Visit www.avnet.com.

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