TechInsights Announces Major Customer Global Event Series Win

Avnet's X-fest events will be hosted in 36 locations throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Japan

May 27, 2009

TechInsights, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, has announced today a new business win with Avnet's global X-fest event series. Hosted in 36 locations throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Japan, TechInsights will be managing the X-fest global series of free technical seminars, offering practical, how-to training for electronics designers.

David Blaza, TechInsights' Vice President of Events commented: "We're delighted to confirm our ongoing relationship with Avnet and we're excited to be working together on the X-fest event series. TechInsights has a long heritage of using our expertise to serve the unique needs of the electronics industry and, like Avnet, we focus on creating innovative solutions that will help our customers drive their businesses forward."

These full-day events will showcase innovative design techniques, methodologies and implementations as well as reference designs from multiple manufacturers that can accelerate myriad applications from PCIe to video to wireless to embedded networking. TechInsights will be handling event management and audience acquisition for the X-fest events in Europe, Middle East and North America and working with their global partners, Global Sources for Asia and EM2 Media for Japan locations.

"Only TechInsights could offer Avnet the exceptional combination of both market-leading media channels in electronics and an events management capability in every region of the globe," stated Andrew Porter, Director of Events, TechInsights Europe. "TechInsights global footprint and capabilities are peerless in this respect."

"We are confident that TechInsights will help insure that X-fest is a success worldwide and look forward to working with them to bring the event to customers around the globe," said Tim Barber, senior vice president of design chain business development for Avnet Electronics Marketing.

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TechInsights, a division of United Business Media, is the global leader in media, marketing, and professional services for the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the definition, development, protection, and commercialization of technology and related intellectual property. More than 1.1 million engineering professionals engage with the EE Times Network - EE Times, TechOnline, DesignLines, and - across Europe, India, Japan, Taiwan, mainland China and North America. As well, the technology community comes to our events to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Finally, for those clients with a specific technology, or intellectual property objective we engage on a custom basis through our TechInsights Technology and Intellectual Property Services team - Portelligent, Sanguine Microelectronics, and Semiconductor Insights.

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