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Arrow Electronics and Inforce Computing Announce Global Franchise Agreement for Inforce’s Embedded Computing Platforms

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February 25, 2015 01:43 PM Eastern Standard Time   NUREMBERG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and Inforce Computing®, Inc. today announced a global franchise agreement for Inforce Computing’s embedded solutions.   Inforce Computing is a supplier of application-ready embedded hardware platforms for low-power, small footprint, and high-performance solutions based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ families of processors and chipsets. Inforce’s system-on-module (SoM), single-board-computer (SBC), development kits, and wireless technologies have enabled OEM solutions in diverse markets such as portable medical imaging, collaboration and videoconferencing, hands-free computing, robotics, and drones. Inforce leverages mobile and embedded Internet technologies to provide hardware and software support for the long term.

“Arrow provides Inforce unprecedented coverage and reach worldwide into the industrial, medical, automotive, and other sophisticated embedded markets that are increasingly looking at Qualcomm Snapdragon processor-based solutions for improved power efficiencies, higher performance, extended product lifecycles, and clear roadmaps,” said Jagat Acharya, chief executive officer, Inforce Computing. “As a Qualcomm licensee, Inforce has brought to market several innovative SoM and SBC solutions based on the Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 805 processors. We look forward to a very fruitful relationship with Arrow as we leverage their expertise in diverse industry segments.”

“As one of the leading embedded distributors and technology providers, Arrow is pleased to offer Inforce Computing products and services globally,” said David West, vice president of global marketing and engineering for Arrow’s global components business. “We look forward to bringing their expertise and hardware platforms to our broad embedded customers globally. Inforce Computing’s product offering increases Arrow’s comprehensive embedded portfolio, and enables us to expand our product offering for existing customers, as well as reach new markets.”

Inforce is exhibiting at the Embedded World 2015 conference, Nuremberg, Germany, Feb. 24 through Feb. 26. Visit Inforce at Hall-1, booth 1-661 to find out more about the Snapdragon processor-based small form factor products for embedded designs.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

About Inforce Computing

Fremont, Calif.-based Inforce Computing designs and manufactures high-performance processing, networking, and embedded hardware platforms based on widely used open standards for real-life applications such as in medical imaging, smart office, robotics and UAVs, and wearable hands-free computing. More information can be found at www.inforcecomputing.com.

The Snapdragon 805 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.


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