SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2017) - Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, recently received the 2017 Best Distributor Dedicated Field Application Engineering (DFAE) Award in Taiwan and ASEAN from Xilinx, Inc., as a result of accelerating sales to achieve profitable growth.

Xilinx, a leading provider of All Programmable products and technology, is one of Avnet's longest running partners, with a relationship spanning more than 25 years. The two companies work closely to deliver Xilinx's comprehensive portfolio of All Programmable technology to Avnet's broad customer base across a wide range of markets. Avnet's Field Application Engineers (FAEs) are responsible for applying an in-depth understanding of both the customer and industry requirements to provide technical solutions that deliver optimal design performance for unique market applications.

The DFAE Award was given in recognition of Avnet's outstanding performance and support to Xilinx, in particular for technical work done with one of Vietnam's largest mobile network operators.

Arthur Chung, director of supplier and product management, Avnet Asia, said, "Vietnam is a fast growing economy with a thriving technology sector. Our team of specialized FAEs support our customers from idea through to design, and from product to prototype, opening up new business opportunities in the process. We're honored to be receiving the best distributor DFAE award in Taiwan and ASEAN from Xilinx in recognition of the valuable business connection we have forged together with companies in Vietnam. This successful partnership and great teamwork with Xilinx enables us to serve our customers well and is a prime example of Avnet's ability to provide high-value and innovative solutions to our customers in the region."

"Avnet has been instrumental in driving the success of our products. This award not only recognizes the business performance of the team, but also the incredible dedication and effort the Avnet team has shown to enable our customers' success," said Jay Wang, regional sales manager of Taiwan and ASEAN at Xilinx.

Avnet has an extensive portfolio of Xilinx development kits, System-on-Modules (SOMs), and embedded board solutions to support designers from concept to production. Avnet attends to customer design needs from a system level approach with hardware and software solutions. The company also offers unique Xilinx training programs, both in-person and on-demand, that help designers learn what they need to know in a very concise and practical manner.

More information is available on the full portfolio of Xilinx products and solutions from Avnet.

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About Xilinx
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable semiconductor products, including FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized - powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, and Industrial IoT. For more information, visit

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