Avnet and Nuventix ink Americas distribution agreement

Date Announced: 08 Aug 2008

Avnet Electronics Marketing to Distribute SynJet™ Cooling Solutions to High-Brightness LED Lighting OEMs as well as Embedded, CPU and FPGA/ASIC Customers

The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Nuventix, Inc., innovators of SynJet technology cooling solutions, announce an Americas distribution agreement. Avnet will distribute Nuventix’ full line of cooling solutions designed for use with Solid-State Lighting products, high-performance CPUs, ASICs, FPGAs and microelectronics.

The key benefits of Nuventix’ SynJet technology include: ultra reliability, high efficiency cooling and low audible noise – making it the ideal choice to meet the demanding requirements of high-brightness LED illumination systems. Additionally, Avnet LightSpeed, and its dedicated team of illumination-focused engineers, will further assist customers with the application of Nuventix’ technology by offering specialized engineering and system-level design assistance.

“Nuventix has developed a unique technology that addresses the critical thermal management challenges of high-brightness LED systems, as well as localized cooling for high-performance processors, DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs,” said Cary Eskow, director of Avnet LightSpeed. “SynJet technology is remarkable. Engineers now have a cooling system that unleashes the potential of energy efficient lighting, without the noise, power and failure modes associated with traditional motor-driven fans. We are very excited to bring this new technology to all of our customers.”

“Avnet LightSpeed, as the leading provider of high-brightness LED solutions to major and emerging companies designing lighting and illumination systems, is an excellent partner for SynJet LED light coolers,” said Jim Balthazar, president and CEO, Nuventix. “Avnet will contribute significantly to the adoption of this technology and growth of SynJet products in the marketplace.”

About Nuventix
Nuventix is revolutionizing thermal management of consumer electronics, LED lighting, medical, telecommunications, automotive and other electronics with patented, highly adaptable, quiet and reliable cooling devices that efficiently – and directly – dissipate heat from any surface. The patented SynJet technology enables the most reliable and flexible air cooling solutions available today. The Austin, TX-based company is venture-backed and led by an experienced team of senior executives with a breadth of experience building and leading thermal and startup companies to success. More information can be found at www.nuventix.com.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's Web site is located at www.em.avnet.com. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion.

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Blair Poloskey Senior Account Executive INK Public Relations

E-mail:blair@ink-pr.com

Web Site:www.em.avnet.com/lightspeed

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