Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Introduces Smart Energy Forum

With growing demand for both sustainable energy sources and new technologies for managing energy efficiency, today’s electronic systems developers face new opportunities and new design challenges to advance smart energy solutions. To provide an opportunity for designers to learn about the newest smart energy technologies from leading suppliers, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., introduces its first-ever Smart Energy Forum. This 24-hour, online event takes place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Registration is free, and open now at Watch a short video about the Smart Energy Forum.

Avnet’s Smart Energy Forum will encompass a wide range of technologies and applications, from those that generate, convert and control energy, to the communications technologies used in applications that monitor and manage energy in consumer and industrial settings. The Forum will provide engineers with educational and technical resources relevant to solutions in four areas:

  • Home and building automation
  • Metering
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy generation and conversion

“The U.S. is consuming an unprecedented amount of electricity, and engineers are looking for new sources of energy, as well as solutions to more efficiently manage, measure and communicate our consumption, while still meeting demand,” said Heather Robertson, technical director, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet’s Smart Energy Forum is an on-demand technical training that gives engineers unparalleled access to reference designs, leading technology and smart energy experts – all in a convenient online forum.”

Bringing together its smart energy technical expertise and 20 of today’s leading semiconductor and smart energy manufacturers, Avnet’s Smart Energy Forum will feature sessions presented by Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics and others. For a full list of courses, visit