WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):     April 19, 2001

                                  AVNET, INC.
            (Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

             New York               1-4224                      11-1890605
 (State or Other Jurisdiction       (Commission              (I.R.S. Employer
        of Incorporation)           File Number)            Identification No.)

2211 South 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona                    85034
   (Address of Principal Executive Offices)               (Zip Code)

Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code  - (480) 643-2000

                                Not Applicable
         (Former Name or Former Address if Changed Since Last Report)
Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

          (a)  Inapplicable

          (b)  Inapplicable.

          (c)  Exhibits:

                  99.   Press Release of Avnet, Inc. dated April 19, 2001

Item 9. Regulation F-D Disclosure.

     The press release of Avnet, Inc. issued on April 19, 2001 is being filed as
     Exhibit 99 hereto.

     Management of Avnet, Inc. may, from time to time, comment on expectations
     concerning Avnet's future financial performance during discussions with
     investors, the media, investment analysts, and others. To the extent
     management's expectations differ during those discussions from the comments
     made by management in Avnet's quarterly earnings conference calls, such new
     expectations will be posted on the Investor Relations home page of Avnet's
     web site.

No other item of this report form is presently applicable to the Registrant.

                                S I G N A T U R E

            Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                    AVNET, INC.

                                        /s/ Raymond Sadowski
Date: April 19, 2001                By:_______________________________
                                    Raymond Sadowski
                                    Senior Vice President and
                                    Chief Financial Officer
                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit Number                            Description of Exhibit

      99                                  Press Release of Avnet, Inc.
                                          dated April 19, 2001