Arrow Electronics and Altia sign distribution agreement for user interface tools

By: Steve Thursday November 15, 2012 0 comments Tags: Aiden Mitchell, Altia, Arrow Electronics, Englewood, MikeJuran

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ENGLEWOOD - Arrow Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: ARW) has partnered with Colorado Springs-based Altia Inc. to distribute Altia's suite of user interface development tools to North American customers, Arrow announced.

Altia offers a concept-to-code tool suite that provides the capability to create custom graphical user interfaces - without hand coding - and generate graphics code for a wide array of industry-leading hardware targets.

"Altia's mission is to help customers get the best user interface on the right fit, right-priced hardware," said Mike Juran, Altia's CEO.

"Partnering with Arrow Electronics provides the perfect opportunity to help us achieve our mission. With Arrow's support of such a wide range of silicon vendors, we can partner to fully support companies who need graphics - whether their applications are low-cost or the highest power."

By combining Altia's tool chain with Arrow's strong relationships with key silicon partners, Arrow now has the opportunity to help its customers achieve their graphical user interface goals on one of the best-performing and lowest-cost hardware platforms.

"An increasing percentage of embedded systems now have a display and it is growing, propelled by systems for medical, building control, automation and industrial control and retail and information kiosks," said Aiden Mitchell, Arrow's director of supplier marketing.

"Altia provides our customer a single-tool suite that spans our major processor and FPGA lines for the deployment of a great GUI experience."

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