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Arrow Electronics Agreement with Hardware Design-to-Order Provider Gumstix

Gumstix, Inc

Centennial, Colo. – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced a distribution agreement with Gumstix, a global leader in hardware design to order and manufacturing solutions. The agreement covers global markets and Gumstix’s broad portfolio of small computers and embedded boards designed to help engineers and makers with research, prototyping, proof of concept and short runs.

“The Gumstix portfolio is an excellent addition to the Arrow line card given the booming demand for connected devices and customized internet of things (IoT) solutions,” said Murdoch Fitzgerald, vice president of supplier marketing at Arrow. “Arrow has significantly expanded its full product-lifecycle electronics support in recent years to better support startups and individual makers on their electronics journey. This addition of Gumstix’s easy-to-use computer-on-modules, expansion boards and development kits reinforces our commitment to guiding innovation forward for the growing maker community.”

“We welcome Arrow as our first distribution partner. Their dedication to innovation and customer service distinguishes them as a lead stocking distributor and we look forward to being part of their global network,” said Gordon Kruberg, Gumstix CEO.

For additional information on the Gumstix products and solutions offered by Arrow, please visit www.arrow.com.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics 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 serving over 85 countries.

About Gumstix

Gumstix is a global leader in design­to­order hardware and manufacturing solutions, and gives its customers the power to solve their electronic design challenges with Geppetto® D2O—the online design­to­order system—and a broad portfolio of small computers and embedded boards. In addition to engineers and industrial designers, Gumstix helps students, educators and makers unlock their creative ideas to bring them to market. Since pioneering the concept of an extremely small computer­on­module (COM) with a full implementation of Linux in 2003, the company has grown to support over 20,000 diverse customers. Gumstix systems have launched some of the world’s coolest products—from phones to drones—on commercial, university and hobbyist workbenches in over 45 countries.

Source: Gumstix, Inc