AUSTIN, TX – Abracon, LLC (Abracon), The Heartbeat of the IoT®, a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, timing, synchronization, RF, connectivity and power components recognizes Avnet Abacus with the 2017 Fastest Growing Distributor Award. Abracon presents the award to a distribution partner exemplifying Abracon’s values of customer support, delivery and quality while achieving outstanding growth throughout the year.

“It is with great pleasure that we wish to recognize the achievements of Avnet Abacus,” said Michael Calabria, CEO and President of Abracon LLC. “We have seen an exceptional level of growth during this period, much of which has been driven by the open-minded attitude to stocking the world-leading new product launches from Abracon, including our ultra-low power consumption IoT crystals, IoT optimized antennas, and automotive grade inductors, to name but a few. Added to this, the engagement of the Abacus Field Sales and Application Engineering staff with our own direct sales team has helped to develop relationships resulting in sales in many new customers and markets being identified and supported.”

Michael Calabria presented the award to ­­­­Rudy Van Parijs, President of Avnet Abacus, at Electronica 2018, an international trade fair and conference for electronic components held in Munich, Germany.

“The combination of our Europe-wide sales and technical teams, innovative product range and close support from Abracon has resulted in a 75% growth in sales and increase in our active customer base by more than 50%,” said Hagen Goetze, Director of Supplier and Product Management at Avnet Abacus. “We appreciate this recognition and look forward to reaching further and replicating this success in the coming years."

Abracon congratulates the Avnet Abacus team and looks forward to sustained and continued growth through investments in standard and new products.

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