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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

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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. 

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Phoenix Business Journal

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

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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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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

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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

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Innovation is dead (a panel discussion)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — You could be forgiven if your outlook for the long-term future of the North American electronics industry is dire. Mine once was. In fact, I went into this yearlong road trip hoping for good predictions but expecting challenges–challenges in manufacturing, challenges in keeping and growing engineering jobs here, challenges in creating new and innovative startups. It

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

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Time to tear down the Volt

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Love it or loathe it, the Chevy Volt is a marvel of electronics and automotive engineering. This week at DESIGN West, we're peeling back the onion on this innovative General Motors design. More design resources In three sessions, Tuesday through Thursday, Al Steier of Munro and Associates and John Scott-Thomas of TechInsights will walk you through

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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