Avnet Inc. is a distributor of electronic components headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, named after Charles Avnet, who founded the company in 1921.
After its start on Manhattan’s Radio Row, the company became incorporated in 1955 and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1961. On May 8, 2018 Avnet changed stock markets to Nasdaq, trading under the same ticker, $AVT.
Traded as: NASDAQ: AVT; S&P 400 Component
Founded: 1921; 99 years ago New York City, New York, U.S.
Founder: Charles Avnet
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.