Arrow Electronics Distributes Accelent Integrated Development Platform

12/15/2003 - Accelent Systems Inc., a leading embedded device enabler, announced that Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) will distribute their Integrated Development Platform (IDP), developed to accelerate the embedded device development cycle.

Accelent Systems combines the high performance and power efficiencies of the Intel PXA255 applications processor with the functionality and flexibility of Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PCs or CE .NET, providing a feature rich, cost-effective development platform for embedded device application and product development.

"Arrow Electronics helps Accelent meet the growing demand for its solutions," stated Carl Bock, COO for Accelent Systems. "By expanding our sales channel with the leading distributor for the embedded device marketplace, Accelent is now able to offer its customers a vehicle to procure IDP."

"Accelent’s IDP with support for the Intel PXA255 applications processors is a welcome addition to our product offering," stated Tom Swist, ACES Program Manager, Arrow Electronics. "Accelent’s IDP helps us better meet our engineering customers needs by continuing to provide reliable and proven solutions."

Along with Accelent Systems’ IDP family, Accelent Systems’ Schema BIOS Configurator enables rapid development of production-ready Board Support Packages (BSP) that can be integrated into Microsoft operating system tools, including Platform builder. Combined, IDP and Schema BIOS Configurator help designs become a reality.

About Accelent Systems
As a leading embedded device enabler and Gold-level member of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE.NET, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone devices. Supporting ARM based processors; Accelent Systems is an Intel® PCA Developer Network Charter member and an independent Texas Instruments OMAP Technology Center (OTC). Headquartered in Akron, Ohio Accelent Systems provides system software, development platforms and professional services, to expedite devices time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, contact sales at +1-330-864-2300, 1-877-855-8005 (toll free in the US) or visit

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components and computer products and a leading provider of services to the electronics industry. 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.

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