About Avnet South Africa

Avnet South Africa is a leading force in the South African component market. It was "born" in February 1996 with the acquisition of Kopp Electronics Limited by Avnet Inc.

Avnet Inc. is a FORTUNE 500 company with 15,700 global employees who serve more than 2 million customers in more than 125 countries. Avnet supports customers at each stage of the product lifecycle with a comprehensive portfolio of design and supply chain servicesa and with deep expertise in design and engineering, broad line distribution, integration and services.


Avnet South Africa is a national South African component distributor, with its head office in Johannesburg, and branches in Cape Town and Durban. All offices are linked by a real-time on-line computer system and EDI links with our major suppliers, and we have access to well over the US$ 1 billion inventory in the various Avnet operations worldwide.

Superior Service to our customer is at the core of Avnet South Africa's corporate culture, thus assisting our customers in turn to be more successful, by exposing them to products from the World's leading high technology manufacturers.

Avnet South Africa offers the most comprehensive range of electronic and electrical components to South African market. The Avnet connection has allowed Avnet South Africa to constantly add new leading component suppliers, to offer our customers total component solutions. Avnet South Africa's value added services include design chain, programming, cable assembly and a wide range of logistic services. Avnet EMG operates a quality management system and has been awarded the ISO 9001: 2008 certification from BSI.

Customer service is a dynamic, changing, ongoing process. Avnet South Africa commits itself to strive for the highest standards and to be a leader in the technology industry.


Avnet South Africa has 185 Supplier Franchises. Click here to see the full list of manufacturers and download the Linecard PDF.

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News & events

Nordic Tech Tour Teaser, Johannesburg, Durban & Cape Town - Join the live webinar for a teaser of the nRF5340, Nordic’s new flagship dual-core short range SoC and the nRF Connect SDK, followed by a Q&A session.


Press release:

Avnet Releases UltraZed-EV Starter Kit - Global rollout of new SOM and Carrier Card will accelerate embedded vision designs.



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Prod Nordic Semiconductor nRF5340 (RM)

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Nordic Semiconductor


The nRF5340 is the world’s first wireless SoC with two Arm® Cortex®-M33 processors. It is truly secure, and the combination of two flexible processors, the advanced feature set, and an operating temperature up to 105 °C.


Value Added Services

To complement our specialist range of semiconductor components, we offer a range of technical services, which includes, automated and manual programming, laser marking, tape and reeling, fast turnaround prototyping, dry packaging and baking.

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The STM32L5 MCU series harnesses the security features of the Arm Cortex-M33 processor and its TrustZone for Armv8-M combined with ST security implementation.


Supply Chain Services

Avnet South Africa has a team of Supply Chain Specialists to work with you to provide logistics solutions tailored to your requirements. The supply chain services include Supply Chain consulting, Labeling / Packaging and EDI.

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CR coiled series lithium cylindrical cells

VARTA's CR series coiled lithium cylindrical cells feature a spirally wound electrode and offer high-rate discharge capability and an operational life in excess of 5 years.



POURS is a comprehensive web-based Inventory Management Solution that integrates data from multiple point of use sources to provide customers with a multi-site view of their manufacturing facilities or distribution centres.

Prod Micron c200 microSD Card (RM)

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c200 microSD Card

With 1TB of removable storage, the c200 is the world’s highest-capacity microSD card, designed for 4K HDR video capture/playback and blazing-fast file transfers.


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