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Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Marks Last Stop Highlighting Companies Innovating in Vancouver

Year-long program culminates with 30,838 miles traveled through 24 U.S. states and interviewed 750 people at 245 companies  Phoenix and San Francisco, June 27, 2012 – As the Drive for Innovation makes its last pit stop on its year-long journey across North America this week in Vancouver, British Columbia, the success of the program proves that technology innovation is thriving. 


Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Awards a New General Motors Chevrolet Volt to Seattle-based Engineer

Phoenix and San Francisco, June 11, 2012 – After nearly a year of traveling cross-country to uncover technology innovation being created by engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and students, Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation today announced that Seattle-based Engineer Ted T. Yan, at the Boeing Company, has been selected as the winner of a new General Motors Chevrolet Volt as part of


Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Donates Chevrolet Volt to Chances for Children Arizona

Phoenix and San Francisco, June 7, 2012 – Approximately 17 percent of American children between the ages of two and 19 are obese, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures indicate — and those numbers climb even higher for children in low income families. Arizona-based charity Chances for Children works to give children in low-income families a chance at a


Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Honored with Excellence from the Business Marketing Association B2 Awards

Phoenix and San Francisco, June 6, 2012 —  As the Drive for Innovation culminates its cross-country year-long road trip, the program has been honored with a Business Marketing Association B2 “Award of Excellence” in the  “Web Presence – Online Community, Open or Closed” category.  The Drive for Innovation is an inspired initiative in partnership between UBM Electronics, the daily source


Drive for Innovation Stops at Parvus to Celebrate Electronics Innovation

Parvus Selected to Showcase Advancements in Rugged Electronic Design SALT LAKE CITY, UT–(Marketwire – May 29, 2012) – Parvus Corporation today announced that it was selected as a "pit stop" for Avnet Express' Drive for Innovation to showcase the advancements Parvus has made in rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for military, aerospace and homeland defense applications. The Drive


Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Steers into Salt Lake City to Fund Science and Technology Education for Students at Academy for Math, Engineering and Science

Phoenix and San Francisco, May 21, 2012 – Science and technology students from the Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (AMES) in Salt Lake City, Utah will be presented with a check for $500 on May 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. to help with the purchase of much needed educational materials. This donation is made possible by the Drive for


Avnet Express Announces Plans to Donate Chevrolet Volt ‘Guts’ to Arizona State University’s Formula Electric Team

Phoenix and San Francisco, April 12, 2012 – Any car enthusiast will say the most important part of the car lives under the hood. A group of Arizona State University students are about to get up close and personal with the Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). On Saturday, April 14, during


Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Exclusive Sponsor of the DESIGN West University Grant Program

Enables 20 Students from San Jose State University to Attend the Event to Gain Engineering Education Phoenix and San Francisco, March 26, 2012 – The Drive for Innovation – a year-long, cross-country road trip created to celebrate electronics innovation is making a stop at DESIGN West and bringing 20 students along for the ride. The University Grant Program, sponsored by


Avnet Express and UBM Electronics Host a Fireside Chat to Examine the State of Innovation in the United States at DESIGN West

To Feature Participants from Swemco, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Shockwave Impact and National Instruments   Phoenix and San Francisco, March 22, 2012 — UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry’s decision makers, and Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the Drive for Innovation will host a fireside

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