Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, IT solutions and services, and embedded subsystems in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. It operates through two segments, Electronics Marketing (EM) and Technology Solutions (TS). The EM segment markets and sells semiconductors; interconnect, passive, and electromechanical devices; and embedded products for the electronic component manufacturers, as well as offers an array of value-added services that enable customers to evaluate, design-in, and procure electronic components throughout the lifecycle of their technology products and systems. This segment offers its products and services to various customer base serving automotive, communications, computer hardware and peripherals, industrial and manufacturing, medical equipment, and defense and aerospace end-markets. The TS segment distributes enterprise computing servers and systems, software, storage, services, and complex solutions; and provides hard disk drives, microprocessors, motherboards, and DRAM module technologies to manufacturers of general-purpose computers and system builders. It also works with business partners to create and deliver data center and IT lifecycle solutions that solve the business challenges of end-user customers, as well as offers education, tools, resources, skill, and support solutions. This segment serves value-added resellers, independent software vendors, system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as non-PC OEMs requiring embedded systems and solutions. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.