Intel, Arrow Create Program for Discontinued Embedded Controllers

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and Intel Corporation have finalized an agreement in which Arrow will provide global supply assurance support for a broad range of embedded controller products recently discontinued by Intel. The supply assurance program was developed in response to the number of customers who were affected by this change in product status.

The agreement covers over 250 individual part numbers, including the ubiquitous 80C51 family as well as product families that include the 80C188, 80C186, 80960, 80386, and 80486. Automotive CAN (controller area network) controllers were also included in the agreement.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Arrow to deliver on our commitment of long-term support to the embedded customer by leveraging our demonstrated expertise in supply assurance programs and end-of-life products,” said Robert Behn, vice president of marketing for embedded computing at Arrow.

Customers interested in learning how they can obtain long-life support for their embedded Intel controllers should contact their local Arrow representative, Behn said.

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The North American Components (NAC) business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductors and passive, electromechanical and connector products, computing solutions, services and supply chain solutions tailored to serve distinct customer segments with dedicated sales teams. Two primary, customer-focused NAC groups serve these market segments: The Arrow Electronics Components Group serves North American-based OEM and contract manufacturing customers and the Arrow/Zeus Electronics Group targets the aerospace and military markets. Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products.