MELVILLE, N.Y.--Nov. 20, 2002--Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced that it has selected GDA Technologies Inc. (GDA) as a member of its ACES Design Services Partner Program.
The agreement enables Arrow Electronics to supply its customers with complete access to the full complement of design services offered by GDA, including: systems, boards, embedded software, PCB layout, SOC development, ASICs, FPGAs and licensable IP cores. Passing Arrow's rigorous selection process means GDA has been pre-screened, qualified, and certified by Arrow Electronics.
"GDA is proud to be a part of this unique program to help serve Arrow's customers better. By banking on GDA's extensive design experience and Arrow's customer reach and support, customers will achieve greatly reduced time-to-market goals," said A G. Karunakaran, President of GDA Technologies.
The ACES program is designed to match Arrow's customers with the best design resources for their specific product development and validation requirements. The ACES program brings a higher level of focus and talent to customers while eliminating time spent on the selection process--helping accelerate their investigation to design time frame. Arrow's customers will benefit from GDA's years of extensive hardware, software and design validation expertise in Embedded, Networking and High-end Consumer design challenges.
"We're extremely excited to have GDA Technologies as part of the ACES family," said Jim Caraccio, Manager, Arrow ACES. "GDA's intellectual property and engineering services portfolio is unparalleled, and their multiple design locations give them the competitive advantage that our customers are looking for.
GDA has over 6 years of expertise and over 150 engineers worldwide to resolve challenges posed by high speed communications system design, high density FPGA and IC design, and the varied needs of embedded firmware and device driver development. By offering these services under one roof, along with its suite of IP cores, some of which include a Hyper-transport, a 10G MAC and a SPI4 core, GDA allows customers to maximize their return on investment, by reducing cost and shortening their time to market cycle.
About GDA Technologies, Inc.
GDA Technologies, Inc. is a leading design services company specializing in embedded, networking and consumer electronic designs. GDA focused on designing Systems, Boards, SOCs, ASICs, FPGAs and IPs from concept to product. GDA has successfully developed products in areas of Networking, Digital Video, Internet Appliances and Hand Held Solutions. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has satellite design centers in Sacramento, Boston, Chennai and Bangalore. GDA's web site is at www.gdatech.com.
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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