The amount of data generated by connected devices and systems is growing exponentially, and edge and AI technologies can help businesses make sense of this data by providing real-time analytics and insights. Arrow Electronics and Qualcomm Technologies International have extended their strategic collaboration.
The establishment of Edge Labs, an Arrow Center of Excellence (CoE), will enable clients to accelerate the development of connected intelligent edge devices based on solutions from Qualcomm Technologies.
“Combining Arrow’s strength in engineering and supply chain with Qualcomm Technologies innovative products will help customers accelerate their design and speed to market in robotic, edge appliance and machine vision applications,” said Kirk Schell, president of Arrow’s global components business.
Edge and AI solution development is becoming increasingly challenging to customers due to various factors such as lack of prior experience, limited access to high-performance edge and AI chipsets, supply chain complexity, and a fledgling ecosystem.
Edge and AI solutions often require a deep understanding of complex technologies, including machine learning algorithms, computer vision, and hardware components. This complexity can be intimidating for customers who need to become more familiar with these technologies.
Edge Labs aims to help innovators navigate these challenges while increasing the adoption of Edge AI using solutions from Qualcomm Technologies across security, safety, healthcare, robotics, cameras, displays, optical inspection and other IoT applications.
The demand for edge and AI adoption is expected to grow as organizations seek to leverage these technologies to drive innovation, improve performance, and gain a competitive advantage.
Customers can rely on Edge Labs to deliver innovative and leading-edge products, accelerate and de-risk design cycles, leverage the Aikri™ portfolio of SOMs and development kits, and get access to a world-class support team enabling them to plan and manage their product roadmap and lifecycles.
“Edge AI is the next big engineering frontier and we’re thrilled to expand our strategic collaboration with Arrow Electronics to strengthen the development and proliferation of IoT technologies and serve a more diverse and global customer base,” said Dev Singh, vice president of business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Edge and AI technologies can help organizations personalize and optimize customer experiences by providing real-time recommendations, personalized content, and more.