Arrow Electronics Offers Timesys Embedded Linux Software Solutions

The North American Components business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) announced the availability of embedded Linux software solutions from Timesys Corporation. Enabling developers to create quickly their own commercial-grade custom Linux platforms, Timesys’ Web-based LinuxLink software subscription includes an embedded Linux platform, precompiled and tested for a given processor, and a full suite of Eclipse-based development tools, documentation and support.

Timesys serves customers in various industries such as aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, industrial automation, medical and consumer electronics.

“Timesys with its unique LinuxLink is a powerful addition to Arrow’s offerings and delivers on our commitment of long-term support to developers working with Linux,” said Chris Breslin, vice president of marketing and product management for embedded computing at Arrow.

“Today’s processor and operating system design selections are tightly coupled,” said Gregory Quiggle, vice president of sales and marketing for Timesys. “We see the relationship with Arrow as a terrific means to help the development community make well-informed design decisions regarding embedded Linux and various popular processors, ‘system on a chip,’ and ‘system on modules.’”

About Arrow North American Components
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 enterprise computing solutions.

About Timesys
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a Web-based software subscription for both first-time and experienced embedded Linux developers. LinuxLink provides the embedded software, tools, documentation and support needed to quickly optimize a custom Linux platform for a given processor. LinuxLink enables embedded development teams to unleash the innovation of Linux without sacrificing the quality, service and support of a traditional commercial embedded operating system.