Accelent Systems Names Arrow Electronics As Authorized Embedded Solutions Distributor For Europe

10/14/2002 - Accelent Systems, a leading enabler of embedded devices and Gold-level member of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner Program, announced it signed a distribution agreement with Arrow Europe GmbH. Arrow, one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components and computer products, will distribute Accelent’s comprehensive line of proven solutions that include system software, development platforms and professional services. All Arrow Europe locations will distribute Accelent’s products. Through this partnership, Accelent is able to better serve customers and meet market demands in Europe and South Africa.

"We are very excited about this relationship," stated Albert McCabe, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Accelent Systems. "By partnering with Arrow, Accelent is able to take the next step in establishing a strong channel in Europe. Our customers will benefit tremendously with reduced lead times and the quality service that Arrow provides."

According to Doede Douma, European Supplier Business Manager for Arrow Europe, "Accelent’s products are an important addition to our offering. The demand for development platforms to expedite the creation of today’s leading edge consumer and embedded devices has increased. So, when you have a quality product to provide the market, such as Accelent’s, everyone benefits."

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics, Inc. is one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components and computer products and a leading provider of services to the electronics industry, with 2001 sales of $10.1 billion.

Headquartered in Melville, New York, Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 600 suppliers and 175,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and value-added resellers through more than 200 sales facilities and 23 distribution centers in 40 countries and territories.

About Accelent Systems
As a leading enabler of embedded devices and Gold-level member of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE, Pocket PC, SmartPhone, Linux and ARM processor based products. With its system software, development platforms and professional services, Accelent provides its customers with a means to expedite time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods.

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