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Avnet’s X-fest Breaks Records in Beijing

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HONG KONG, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The X-fest 2012( ) global seminar series, which kicked off in Beijing on July 10, set a new attendance record by attracting a thousand attendees to a single event. The X-fest series of one-day training events for FPGA, ARM MCU’s, DSP and embedded system developers, was organized by Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia( ), a business region of Avnet, Inc( ) (NYSE: AVT( )).

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X-fest has also attracted equally healthy interest in upcoming locations, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Hsinchu, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Bangalore, Seoul, Singapore and Bangkok. The seminar series will continue until the end of August. Places are still available and registration is open at Avnet’s online portal:

“The success and overwhelmingly positive responses for X-fest Beijing demonstrate that engineers find the event truly helpful to their work. They learned a lot about how to design their products with new technology,” said Stephen Wong, president, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia.

“The record attendance at X-fest is a testimony to our ability to understand what our partners truly need and demonstrates our commitment to delivering added value,” said Wong.

His views were echoed by Alan Chui, regional president of Avnet Memec China and Avnet YEL.

“Avnet is committed to bringing new technology to customers and at this year’s X-fest, we feature revolutionary technology – 28nm, Zynq-700 EPP and Xilinx 7-series as well as new applications. Through this event, we are also able to deliver system level solutions that facilitate time-to-market benefits for our customers. Our team of experienced engineers and our partners have come together to directly interact with their fellow engineers, showing them the best ways to integrate today’s leading technology into their designs,” said Chui.

The X-fest 2012 program features twelve technical courses based on Xilinx’s new Artix(TM)-7, Kintex(TM)-7 and Virtex(TM)-7 FPGAs, as well as the new Zynq(TM)-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) family. Attendees have the ability to customize their day by selecting four courses from any of the three unique training tracks:

— The FPGA Fundamentals track features four courses aimed at
common design issues facing both new and advanced FPGA
designers. Topics around Xilinx 28nm 7 series FPGAs include
power design, optimizing memory interfaces, clocking and
PCIe interface implementations.
— The Applications track delves deeper into design methodologies
and techniques required in designing with the Zynq(TM)-7000
EPP and 7 series FPGAs. Application-oriented topics include
wireless communications, motor control, video and real-world
analog processing.
— The Zynq(TM)-7000 EPP track provides four courses dedicated to
the ARM dual core Cortex(TM)-A9 MPCore(TM) based device. Topics
include an introductory overview of the Zynq-7000 EPP
architecture, Zynq-7000 EPP development tools overview and
software acceleration techniques using the Zynq-7000 EPP’s
programable logic.

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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 49 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnects, 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 .

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SOURCE﹛Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia

Written by asiafreshnews

July 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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