FORM 12B-25


Commission File Number__________

(Check One)
   Form 10-K and Form 10-KSB x    Form 11-K
   Form 20-F    Form 10-Q and Form 10-QSB    Form N-SAR
For Period ended:   December 31, 2001

   Transition Report on Form 10-K and Form 10-KSB    Transition Report on Form 10-Q and Form 10-QSB
   Transition Report on Form 20-F    Transition Report on Form N-SAR
   Transition Report on Form 11-K
For the Transition Period ended  

      Read Attached Instruction Sheet Before Preparing Form. Please Print or Type.

      Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.

      If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the item(s) to which the notification relates:




Full name of registrant   Avnet, Inc.
Former name if applicable   Kent Electronics Corporation (merged into Avnet, Inc. on June 8, 2001)

Address of principal executive office (Street and number)   2211 South 47th Street

City, state and zip code   Phoenix, AZ 85034

RULE 12B-25 (B) AND (C)

      If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

  (a)   The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;
x (b)   The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, 10-KSB, 20-F, 11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion thereof will be filed on or before the 15th calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q, 10-QSB, or portion thereof will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
  (c)   The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.


      State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Form 10-K, 10-KSB, 11-K, 20-F, 10-Q, 10-QSB, N-SAR or the transition report portion thereof could not be filed within the prescribed time period. (Attach extra sheets if needed.)

      Kent Electronics Corporation was merged directly into Avnet Inc. as of June 8, 2001 and the Kent Electronics Tax Deferred Savings and Retirement Plan was merged into the Avnet 401(k) Plan as of November 8, 2001. This merger and the subsequent reconciliation between the Kent Electronics Tax Deferred Savings and Retirement Plan Record keeper and the Avnet 401(k) Plan Record keeper resulted in a delay in sending the necessary data to the auditors, Grant Thornton LLP. We do not expect to receive the financials for reporting purposes by the filing dead line of June 30, 2002.



      (1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification.

Raymond Sadowski 480 643-2000          

(Name) (Area Code) (Telephone Number)

      (2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If the answer is no, identify report(s).

x   Yes    No

      (3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?

   Yes x   No

      If so: attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

Avnet, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Date June 28, 2002 By /s/ Raymond Sadowski

        Instruction. The form may be signed by an executive officer of the registrant or by any other duly authorized representative. The name and title of the person signing the form shall be typed or printed beneath the signature. If the statement is signed on behalf of the registrant by an authorized representative (other than an executive officer), evidence of the representative’s authority to sign on behalf of the registrant shall be filed with the form.


      Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).


      1. This form is required by Rule 12b-25 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

      2. One signed original and four conformed copies of this form and amendments thereto must be completed and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC 20549, in accordance with Rule 0-3 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Act. The information contained in or filed with the form will be made a matter of the public record in the Commission files.

      3. A manually signed copy of the form and amendments thereto shall be filed with each national securities exchange on which any class of securities of the registrant is registered.

      4. Amendments to the notifications must also be filed on Form 12b-25 but need not restate information that has been correctly furnished. The form shall be clearly identified as an amended notification.

      5. Electronic Filers. This form shall not be used by electronic filers unable to timely file a report solely due to electronic difficulties. Filers unable to submit a report within the time period prescribed due to difficulties in electronic filing should comply with either Rule 201 or Rule 202 of Regulation S-T or apply for an adjustment in filing date pursuant to Rule 13(b) of Regulation S-T.