Avnet has signed an agreement that will bring IBM Foundry Solutions to North America. IBM Foundry Solutions — which include design centers, design libraries, intellectual property, manufacturing, test, and packaging — can be used collectively or a-la-carte through Avnet's distribution services. Offerings include bulk complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS), low–power CMOS, RF CMOS, silicon-germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS, and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies. The agreement is a result of the expanding partnership between Avnet and IBM. "Combined with Avnet’s design and supply chain capabilities, designers now have access to a whole new set of options to help speed their design process and time to market," Rafael Cruz, vice president of design services for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, said in a statement.