The Internet of Things (IoT)

Navigating the connected world

According to industry analysts, there's vast potential economic value in IoT projects. However, most organizations are struggling to get their projects off the ground. Why? It comes down to building a solid business case for IoT and then lining up the resources to execute on it.

Some of the common challenges include:

  • Struggling to accurately scope
  • Challenging to deploy
  • Complex ecosystem of providers
  • Difficult integration among hardware, software and services

One stop shop for all IoT technologies

Illustration showing the complete IoT production cycle

From the sensors you need to engage the physical environment all the way to cloud computing services using the collected sensor data to drive your application, Avnet has you covered. Avnet is an authorized source for the leading providers of each technology we represent. We’re actively engaged with our partners on technical and supply-chain initiatives in support of IoT.

Each supplier recognizes Avnet’s ability to bring together a complete solution, project manage the details and provide resources to facilitate any area of technical or operational support you require. Avnet’s partners know the caliber of the team we have to support your IoT vision which is why they trust us to coordinate activities on their behalf.

To fully appreciate all of the technologies Avnet has to support IoT, visit our Technologies section. You’ll also appreciate the development platforms, kits and boards Avnet has available to jump start your design. You’ll find value in the reference designs we’ve created that accelerate your time to market.


“Endpoints of the Internet of Things will grow at a 32.9% CAGR from 2015 through 2020, reaching an installed base of 20.4 billion units. In 2020, 6.5 billion "things" will ship, with 64% of them consumer applications. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach $3.4 trillion in 2020.”

Gartner, Forecast: Internet of Things — Endpoints and Associated Services, Worldwide, 2016, Peter Middleton et al., Dec 2016

Market Specific Approach to IoT

The Avnet team never sees IoT as a technology or service unto itself. We see a number of technologies, services and standards that are integrated around a specific market application. Our deep supplier relationships give us insight into which of our partners is best suited to support your specific market requirements.

We understand there is usually more than one way to accomplish your objectives. We’ll show you the various options and guide you to the one that aligns with the skills of your team, your business model and your time to market objectives. Let our team guide you to the right components you need for different IoT applications in areas such as:

And many more.


McKinsey & Company suggests that [the IoT opportunity] will grow to $14 trillion by 2025.

"Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy." - McKinsey Global Institute, May 2013

Avnet Abacus IoT Solutions

Avnet Abacus can offer component and service solutions for success with IoT. More importantly our people have the know-how and experience to make sure you arrive at the ultimate destination.

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EBV IoT Solutions

EBV Elektronik, with its expertise and heritage, is uniquely positioned to help companies in developing their IoT program, adding new functionalities such as security and connectivity.

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Avnet Silica IoT Solutions

Avnet Silica has the perfect supplier offering to enable you to put your product development into the Internet of Things.

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Learn about IoT from the community

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IoT technologies and products from Element14

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See IoT products and resources on, established by Premier Farnell has been developed for hobbyists, makers and start-ups; content driven with projects and educational collateral available is a destination for users to play, learn and create.