Avnet Lights Up the Path to the Future at LED Expo 2010

Leading expert from major regional LED lighting components distributor will give keynote address at India's biggest LED lighting exhibition

Dec 15, 2010, 22:38 ET from Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia

NEW DELHI, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- LED technology has already spawned an array of clean, energy efficient applications. Now, India's leading LED lighting exhibition, LED Expo 2010, will hear about the next frontier of medical, industrial and scientific applications of the technology from one of the experts in the lighting industry. Cary Eskow, director of the Avnet Lightspeed program within Avnet Electronics marketing, is to give a keynote address at the event.

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Along with the keynote speech, Avnet Electronics Marketing will exhibit at this event, which takes place in New Delhi on 17 - 19 December 2010. It will also showcase a number of state-of-the-art innovative products from Avnet, from a graphite sheet with excellent thermal conducting properties specially designed for LED lighting applications, to dimmable high performance LED drivers, a range of LEDs, specialized power supplies and innovative LED cooling systems.

"In a country the size of India, any opportunity to get key solutions developers and providers together to share knowledge and ideas is very valuable," said Cary Eskow. "LED lighting technology has made great strides in recent years, and now has a more sophisticated array of applications in production than many would have believed possible a few years ago. Avnet is at the forefront of that, and we look forward to participating in this major event."

High-brightness LEDs have revolutionized many lighting products, but of course LEDs are not restricted to white light. New groundbreaking developments in high-power infrared and ultraviolet LEDs are enabling diverse applications ranging from medical diagnostic imaging, defense and surveillance, to high- speed industrial curing of inks and coatings. Furthermore, recent findings on human vision and photobiology have the potential to unleash a new wave of LED- powered products which can improve the quality of life. Mr. Eskow will discuss many of these concepts and their associated design issues.

Some of the Avnet Lightspeed products that will be on display at the event include:

    -- 36W LED street lamp module, using just fourteen of
       Osram's Diamond Dragon integrated-lens LEDs
    -- 10W MR16 Lamp, using just one LED and an innovative
       cooling system from Nuventix
    -- 36W PAR38 LAMP LED driver, using just three LEDs
    -- PGS Graphite Sheet, excellent thermal conductivity
       specially designed for LED lighting applications.

"As the leading electronics component distributor in India, we will leverage this platform to provide customers with the latest LED technologies and solutions that customers need for their lighting design, supported by Avnet's comprehensive suite of lighting products, our renowned design expertise and engineering capability," said Ramani Sundaresan, country head, Avnet Electronics Marketing, India.

Visit Avnet's booth: Booth no.134, Hall 7 FGH, LED EXPO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

More information about Avnet Electronics Marketing India at LED Expo: http://www.em.avnetasia.com/event

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has a significant presence in Asia. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in more than 40 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. More information is available at http://www.em.avnetasia.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost- effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com .

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