Avnet Technology Solutions to add value by selling and marketing all 3ware products and providing comprehensive regional technical support

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) announces the expansion of its Storage division's presence in Europe by broadening its distribution network with the addition of AVNET Technology Solutions, a division of Avnet Inc.  - the world's largest B2B distributor of electronic components, enterprise computing products and embedded technology. Avnet will market and distribute AMCCs entire line of award winning 3ware SATA II RAID controllers as well as the 3ware Sidecar throughout Europe.  

Avnet will market to specific customer segments including value-added resellers (VARs), sub-distributors, system builders and assemblers via dedicated sales efforts.  Avnets European solutions division engineers will integrate 3ware products into servers and storage appliances. Avnets integration services build systems with only the most trusted name-brand components and fully validate customers solutions from start to finish. 

"We are delighted to be working with AMCC Storage, said Sukh Rayat, Vice President of Avnet Computing Components and Avnet Applied Computing Solutions EMEA. AMCCs premier controllers for performance and capacity superbly enhances Avnets product portfolio, giving our customers the opportunity to meet the growing storage demands in server and workstation markets. Avnet customers will have the option of purchasing 3ware products not only at the component level, but also as part of a fully integrated solution from our ACS solutions team."

AMCCs 3ware RAID controllers provide superior reliability, scalability and performance that enable enterprise-class SATA RAID solutions for mid-level and high-end computing applications. The 3ware product line represents the broadest line of SATA II RAID controllers available which include port counts ranging from 2- to 24-ports. The agreement also includes the 3ware Sidecar, an external RAID storage solution for the Mac market now and the PC market in Q1 2007.

We are very pleased to add Avnet to our distribution network, said Ron Macleod, Director EMEA Sales at AMCC Storage. Avnet is in a strong position to support our rapid growth throughout Europe, driven by the demand for our controllers' high performance and features such as RAID6. Avnet provides an excellent service, offering comprehensive regional technical support and an extensive customer base of high-value storage integrators.


About AMCC

AMCC blends systems and software expertise to provide the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of data worldwide. The #1 high-port count Serial ATA RAID controller line, AMCCs 3ware family of SATA RAID storage solutions deliver cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers worldwide in applications such as disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage, network-attached storage (NAS), video, and high-performance computing. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices throughout the world.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions, markets enterprise and embedded technology products from the worlds premier computer manufacturers and software suppliers. As a global technology sales and marketing organisation, Avnet Technology Solutions does business in 36 countries and has dedicated sales divisions focused on specific customer segments, including value-added resellers (VARs), system builders and non-PC OEMs. Avnet Technology Solutions is a $4+ billion division of technology distribution company Avnet Inc., with fiscal year 06 (year ended July 1, 2006) sales revenues of $14.25 billion.

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