Energy Micro and Avnet Memec Announce European Distribution Agreement

(PresseBox) (Poing, ) Avnet Memec, the highly specialized semiconductor distributor of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, announced today that it has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with Energy Micro®. Under the terms of this agreement, Avnet Memec will distribute Energy Micro's complete range of ultra low power EFM32 Gecko microcontroller products. The agreement will be effective March 1st, 2010.

Energy Micro's mission is to develop, market and sell the world's most energy friendly microcontrollers, based on the modern and powerful ARM Cortex-M3 architecture.

"Energy Micro's choice of Avnet Memec as their pan-European distribution partner highlights Energy Micro's trust in our designin expertise across Europe and our effectiveness in bringing leading edge technology to market. This technology offers customers a tremendous cost and time saving alternative when designing with embedded microcontrollers," stated Steve Haynes, president Avnet Memec.

Jon Ellis, vice president technical marketing, Avnet Memec, added: "The pan-European distribution agreement with Energy Micro is not only strengthening our (32bit) microcontroller portfolio, but also fits perfectly into our technology strategy, and our model is well aligned to Energy Micro's expectations."

"Energy Micro is pleased to partner with Avnet Memec across Europe to distribute our EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family," said Geir Førre, Energy Micro's president and CEO. "Avnet Memec is recognized as one of the leading technical distributors in Europe and we are proud to be part of Avnet Memec's product portfolio."

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About Energy Micro

Energy Micro develops, markets and sells the world's most energy friendly microcontrollers, based on the industry leading ARM® Cortex(TM) -M3 32bit architecture. The company was founded in 2007 by experienced semiconductor professionals with previous expertise from Chipcon, Texas Instruments, Atmel and Nordic Semiconductor. More information on Energy Micro is available at


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