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

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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.

Contacts

Arrow Electronics, Inc.
John Hourigan, 303-824-4586

Inforce Computing Introduces the IFC6410 Single-board Computer Pre-loaded With Linaro for Embedded Applications

Marking the Occasion, Inforce Offers the IFC6410 Board at a Discounted Price of $75 for a Limited Time

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – September 22, 2014) — Inforce Computing®, which designs and supplies embedded modular platforms, today announced the shipping of pre-loaded Linaro™ builds for the Inforce 6410 (IFC6410) Pico-ITX single-board computer (SBC) featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor. To encourage the ecosystem of embedded developers working on open-source Linux® platforms, Inforce Computing is offering the IFC6410 SBC for a limited period of time at the discounted price of $75 with the coupon code “6410linaro”.

The IFC6410 is an ultra-small and cost-effective SBC solution for embedded developers in a convenient Pico-ITX standard form factor. It brings powerful tablet and mobile-class computing to prototyping applications in robotics, industrial and office automation, medical devices, and more. The IFC6410 provides developers easy access to the rich I/O, compute resources (CPU, GPU, DSP, etc.), and power efficiency of the Snapdragon 600 system-on-chip.

The IFC6410 now ships pre-loaded with the latest Linaro Member Build that provides a desktop-like environment using Ubuntu™ and the Gnome desktop. The Linaro Ubuntu-based releases also integrate and use the freedreno driver to support 2D/3D GPUs on the IFC6410 platform. Linaro Ltd., is a collaborative engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM® architecture based embedded devices.

Inforce Computing Releases the Inforce 6540 Development System Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – September 29, 2014) — Inforce Computing®, a leading supplier for modular embedded systems developers, today announced the availability of the Inforce 6540 Pico-ITX single-board computer featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor. The Snapdragon 805 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Targeting embedded systems applications that require outstanding video and graphics, low power consumption, and exceptional computing performance, the Inforce 6540 is designed to make the latest mobile platform technology available to a broad range of industrial, medical, defense, and consumer devices.
The Inforce 6540 complements the Snapdragon 805 processor’s rich features with a set of peripheral devices and technical support to deliver a new standard of benefits to embedded systems developers:

Memory scalability through MicroSD slot
Fast, flexible prototyping: the Inforce 6540 exposes the full array of interfaces on the Snapdragon 805 processor including 3x MIPI CSI, Dual MIPI DSI and touch screen, 2X USB 3.0, dual PCIe, SATA 3, RS232, I2C, SPI, UART, GPIO’s and MPPs.
Excellent Android function and peripheral support with a KitKat 4.4 BSP that includes drivers for Wi-Fi, BT 4.1, GPS / accelerometer / gyro, 3D graphics and video acceleration up to 4K resolution, cameras up to 55MP resolution, and highly flexible power management.
“Our customers are engineering the Internet of Everything. Inforce is dedicated to delivering sophisticated embedded solutions and the Snapdragon 805 processor is a perfect fit for our product roadmap. Mobile platforms are truly setting the pace for features and performance in embedded systems,” said Jagat Acharya, CEO of Inforce Computing, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies has delivered an impressive set of video, graphics, computing, and power management capabilities in the Snapdragon 805 processor. Wrapping that in Inforce’s development and support products helps embedded system designers to rapidly access the capabilities they need to create powerful, connected solutions for industrial, medical, military, and consumer applications.”

The Snapdragon 805 processor focuses on encoding and decoding 4K video and it is one of the first mobile processors to support a comprehensive Ultra HD (4K) solution. The Snapdragon 805 processor is also designed to help deliver high-resolution video, imaging and gaming to embedded devices featuring quad-core 2.7 GHz CPUs and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 420 GPU by Qualcomm Technologies, while also providing improved graphics and computing performance from previous generation Snapdragon processors.

In addition to delivering the high performance capabilities of the Snapdragon 805 processor, the Inforce 6540 will feature a small Pico-ITX form factor with 2GB LPDDR3, Wi-Fi (802.11ac) + BT 4.1, 4GB eMMC, support for 3 cameras up to 55MP, GPS, Ultra HD video, and sensor module.

The Inforce 6540 will ship with the board, a Pico-ITX case, power adapter, and free email-based technical support for $249. It is available for purchase now at www.inforcecomputing.com and is shipping now. You can also email sales@inforcecomputing.com for more information.

Inforce will showcase the Inforce 6540 at the ARM® TechCon conference, Santa Clara, CA, October 1-2, 2014. Visit the Inforce booth #423 to find out more about Inforce 6540 and other Snapdragon processor based small form factor products for embedded designs.

Inforce Computing Releases the Inforce 6540 Development System Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – September 29, 2014) — Inforce Computing®, a leading supplier for modular embedded systems developers, today announced the availability of the Inforce 6540 Pico-ITX single-board computer featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor. The Snapdragon 805 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Targeting embedded systems applications that require outstanding video and graphics, low power consumption, and exceptional computing performance, the Inforce 6540 is designed to make the latest mobile platform technology available to a broad range of industrial, medical, defense, and consumer devices.