Navigating the edge supply chain

Arrow and Qualcomm have announced Edge Labs, an Arrow Center of Excellence designed to help customers accelerate the development of connected intelligent edge devices based on Qualcomm solutions.


Edge and AI solution development is increasingly challenging due to lack of prior experience, limited access to edge and AI chipsets, supply chain complexity and fledgling ecosystem. Edge Labs aims to navigate these challenges while increasing the adoption of Edge AI using solutions from Qualcomm across security, safety, healthcare, robotics, cameras, displays, optical inspection and other IoT applications.


Arrow’s president of global components business, Kirk Schell, said: “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.”


Qualcomm Technologies’ VP business development, Dev Singh, added: “Edge Labs CoE customers will have the ability to unlock new and unique edge AI use cases thanks to Qualcomm Technologies’ leading-edge platforms and unified SW stack.”