Intermec awarded Avnet Technology Solutions ANZ its 2010 Asia Pacific Distributor of the Year award at this year's Partner Summit, held in Taiwan recently. Intermec's US-based CEO and president Pat Byrne and members of the corporate executive team attended the summit to present the awards. Intermec says the awards recognise partners who have generated substantial business and demonstrated supply chain innovation. "Intermec seeks to affiliate itself with key local partners to integrate our technology into a variety of industrial and business environments,’ says Intermec’s Asia Pacific general manager and vice president Jansen Ek. ‘Those partners recognised as being award winners...have excelled through some challenging economic operating conditions." The vendor also used the summit to share information on partner programmes and provide educational tools, and to unveil a new rugged mobile computer, the CS40.