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Never put the brakes on innovation

Thanks to Avnet Express, the team at UBM Tech, and, most importantly, the amazing people we met as our Chevrolet Volt toured the United States, Drive For Innovation proved to be more than just a joyride. The drive began in July 2011, with the aim of celebrating innovative people, products, and places in electronics and technology. Our cherry-red Chevy Volt took


Hello (again) innovation world!

If Drive for Innovation looks a little different today it’s because we’ve redesigned our  site as we roll into year two of our award-winning project. We’ve taken all the fabulous content we’ve collected since we began driving around the country in July 2011 seeking out electronics-innovation stories and packaged them in a more navigable, eye-catching way. With our new look, we’ve


Case Study: Fitting the pieces together

Avnet Field Application Engineer (FAE) Ann Worthington said her job can put the “fun” in “functionality.” That’s what happened with a recent case, when a new customer asked for a full range of solutions for their new product line. “It’s always fun for us as FAEs to go through these complex designs,” she said. “Each option, each part becomes a


Kent Reporter

6/28/12 Kent man wins new Chevrolet Volt


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. 


Ted Yan gets his winning Chevy Volt

RENTON, Wash.–Earlier this month, Ted Yan, a Boeing systems engineer, won our grand prize in the Drive for Innovation: a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Ted and his wife, Audrey, who just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary, arrived this evening at Good Chevrolet outside Seattle to pick up his brand new ride. Yan has had some luck recently. Just after he learned


Engineering: The other creative option

SAN JOSE, Calif.–Rene Sully didn't start out studying materials science. She started out studying anthropology. Joy Franco has a complex mathematical formula tattooed on her forearm. They're both the face of the new engineer today, and they're taking their experiences as students and already trying to encourage girls not much younger than they to get into–and stick with–technical disciplines. We've


Phoenix Business Journal

June 8, 2012 Avnet, Drive for Innovation find lots of manufacturing in U.S.



June 7, 2012 Avnet Donates Chevy Volt to Non-Profit


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

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