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Identive has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). The agreement provides Avnet's customers with access to Identive's broad range of RFID and NFC readers and embedded modules, in addition to an extensive array of RFID/NFC passive transponders and tags. Identive's RFID and NFC products enable a wide range of contactless applications including access, payment, ticketing and asset tracking.

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Identive Group | Press Release | Identive Group's RFID and Near Field Communications Products to be Distributed by Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas

  1. 1. Identive Groups RFID and Near Field Communications Products tobe Distributed by Avnet Electronics Marketing AmericasSANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, May 7, 2013 – Identive Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: INVE) (Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification,security and RFID industries, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreementwith Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT).The agreement provides Avnets customers with access to Identives broad range of RFIDand NFC readers and embedded modules, in addition to an extensive array of RFID/NFCpassive transponders and tags. Identives RFID and NFC products enable a wide range ofcontactless applications including access, payment, ticketing and asset tracking."Market research firm Deloitte projects that 300 million NFC-enabled cellphones, tablets ande-readers will be sold in 2013, and Identive is a pioneer in the advancement ofcomplementary infrastructure-based solutions," said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president,supplier development, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "In addition, many of Identivesreaders and modules are based on NXP Semiconductors popular NFC reader and Cortexprocessor family. Having Identive on our line card enables us to offer customers moreintegrated module options, along with a vertically integrated transponder offering – all ofwhich is exactly the kind of technological synergy that Avnet can help bring to a customersdevelopment effort."Adoption of mobile phone-based point-of-sale, ticketing, security and loyalty systems basedon Near Field Communications technology is accelerating while contactless technology isproliferating in new applications from closed loop embedded RFID based systems for videogaming platforms, to medical device tracking, to anti-counterfeiting, to field maintenancemanagement and reverse logistics. Avnet and Identive are in a position to provide completeecosystem solutions adapted to all applicable RFID standards to both industrial andconsumer customers."Avnet offers a large, experienced sales team focused on Near Field Communications andRFID," said Louis Modell, vice president of sales and general manager of the Americas forIdentives ID Products division. "This agreement allows us to leverage Avnets sales and
  2. 2. Page 2 of 3technical support resources as an extension of our own and serve a wider customer base. Italso provides Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas customers with easy access toIdentives industry-leading NFC and RFID technology solutions to develop and deploy thecontactless applications that most matter to their business."Identives Offerings from AvnetIdentives NFC solutions development kit and Multi-ISO based platform provide highlyintegrated plug-and-play system solutions for all 13.56 MHz RFID applications: NFC,ISO14443A, ISO14443B and ISO15693. Identives popular range of mobile and desktopsmart card readers as well as NFC readers are available. NFC/MIFARE plug & play, mobileand core module boards support NFC Tag Types 1, 2, 3 and 4 and offer fast, reliable andflexible connectivity for multiple use cases. HF and UHF RFID and NFC passivetransponders and tags are available in a variety of form factors and with a wide range ofcontactless ICs from leading manufacturers to suit every customers project needs. Identivestransponder and tag offering includes a large selection of smart tags and labels, patented tagon metal (tom(R)) RFID labels for use on metal surfaces such as phones or equipment, andtransponders and tags for NFC and mobility applications.To view the entire Identive product line available from Avnet, visit www.AvnetExpress.com.More information about Identive is available at www.identive-group.com.About Avnet Electronics MarketingAvnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serveselectronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services(EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leadingmanufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. Thegroups website is located at www.em.avnet.com.About Avnet, Inc.Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors ofelectronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customersglobally. Avnet accelerates its partners success by connecting the worlds leadingtechnology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added
  3. 3. Page 3 of 3services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of$25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.About IdentiveIdentive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV) is focused on building the world’ssignature company in Secure ID. The company’s products, software, systems and servicesaddress the markets for identity management, physical and logical access control, cashlesspayment, NFC solutions and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in thegovernment, enterprise, consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive’s mission is tobuild a lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strongtechnology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The companydelivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry trends through itsindustry-leading social media initiatives and educational resource, AskIdentive.com. Foradditional information, please visit www.identive-group.com or follow on Twitter at@IdentiveGroup.Note: Identive and the Identive logo are trademarks of Identive Group, Inc, registered inmany jurisdictions worldwide. All other company, product or service names may betrademarks or registered trademarks of others and are the property of their respectiveowners.###Contacts:Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251, ddye@identive-group.comAnnika Walther, +49 89 9595-5220, awalther@identive-group.com

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