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October 19, 2018 - Global technology
solutions provider Arrow Electronics, Inc. today signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with Infineon Technologies, a German semiconductor and
system solutions provider, to provide start-up
businesses in South East Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand with innovative
products and engineering support to help them accelerate the idea-to-impact
Arrow and Infineon MoU Signing Ceremony (from left to right)
Natarajan MM (Arrow), Esmond Wong (Arrow), H.E. Dr. Ulrich A. Sante (German Ambassador to Singapore), Dr. Koh Poh Koon (Senior Minister of State, Singapore) Dr. Helmut Gassel (Infineon) and Chua Chee Seong (Infineon)
The MoU was signed at Infineon Technologies' OktoberTech Asia event
today where industry
players showcased solutions around the future of mobility, robotics, smart
living and smart cities. Dr. Koh Poh
Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry and
National Development and H.E. Dr. Ulrich
A. Sante, German Ambassador to Singapore were among the officiating guests at
the event today. The event
featured keynote speeches, concurrent technical tracks and an innovation
showcase of nearly 40 mobility, smart living and robotic applications.
offers a wide range of microelectronics that connects the digital world of data
with the real world of things, from sensors to security chips," said Chua Chee Seong, president and managing director,
Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. "Infineon's collaboration with Arrow will
offer start-ups the capabilities and innovations to develop the next generation
of intelligent and intuitive devices."
technologies rapidly evolving in the last few years, startups constantly face
challenges to stay ahead of the game.
They are often in need of engineering expertise, especially in areas
such as wireless connectivity, sensing and controlling and system integration. This is where Arrow can come in to bridge
these knowledge gaps and accelerate turning innovative ideas to impactful
inventions/businesses," said Natarajan
MM, vice president of sales for South Asia
of Arrow's Asia-Pacific business.
"We are excited to extend our long-standing collaboration with Infineon and put
a wide range of Infineon innovative products in the hands of the innovators and
engineers, especially in the areas of autonomous car, electrified low-speed vehicles,
robotics, industry 4.0, and smart home and city applications."
is committed to supporting the start-up ecosystem in Singapore, including announcing
a collaboration with AIRmaker, a Singapore-based Internet of Things
(IoT) accelerator. Arrow has been helping the AIRmaker program start-ups become
more effective and productive in their idea-to-impact product journey by overcoming
technical challenges and gaining critical IoT technology know-how, to turn a
design into a product ready to be manufactured.
a start-up accelerator, we have seen a lot of talented entrepreneurs and
promising startups in Singapore who are ready to take off and thrive. They have
great business ideas and the vision to contribute to the nation," said Kwai Seng Lee, managing director, AIRmaker. "Global
technology companies such as Arrow bring technology know-how and
engineering expertise that can help startups throughout their idea-to-impact
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for
over 150,000 of the world's leading manufacturers of technology used in homes,
business and daily life. With 2017 sales of $26.6 billion, Arrow aggregates
electronics and enterprise computing solutions for customers and suppliers in
industrial and commercial markets. The company maintains a network of more than
345 locations serving over 80 countries.
For more information visit www.arrow.com.