2001 Electronic Components signs embedded specialist

2001 has signed an agreement with Via Technologies to sell their full range of embedded processor platforms for the UK and Ireland. The company has also signed the line in Finland through its subsidiary, Fintronic. Vias impressive product line up of Single Board Computers (SBC) complements and enhances 2001 growing strength in board/module solutions suitable for almost all customers involved in low, medium and high volume applications.

Setting industry standards for performance per watt, energy efficiency, rich integration and advanced hardware security, VIA embedded processor platforms have been designed to enable a new generation of embedded and Personal Electronics devices that extend the x86 architecture into innovative applications and new markets. VIAs leadership range of x86 processors form the core of their SBC family offering a rich blend of ultra low power processors, feature rich chipsets and a full complement of companion chips in ultra compact designs, VIA is considered an industry leader in integration and miniaturization.

2001s MD, Roy Greer, was quick to explain the significance of the new deal. We have consistently invested in key technology lines, which has enabled 2001 to work with customers across the board on new projects and markets. The Via platform and the extensive range of quality support products is ideal for the UK market and will enhance our position as a leading supplier of high technology

Vias move into embedded processor platforms was founded on the success of their proprietary range of low power, high speed x86 microprocessors. Having established a strong user base for their silicon based products, it was inevitable that the company would move into board level products constantly innovating, resulting in products like their IA EPIA Pico-ITX mainboard, the smallest standard x86 platform at just 10cm x 7.2cm.

The addition of the VIA Embedded line means we can now offer our customers a complete range of embedded platforms; from low cost 8/16-bit C-programmable modules and SBCs; through to versatile ARM 32-bit boards; Intel Atom-based modules and now fully integrated, low power, small form factor x86 machines.’

Paul Mears the Via product manager sees the 2001 and Via signing as the perfect partnership. Their range is extensive, high quality, and leadership, and this is supported locally by a team of highly technical customer support engineers.