Embedded, a division of Avnet
Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Calxeda today announced a joint exhibit of
ARM-based server solutions at the Open Compute Project Summit,
highlighting options that leverage Avnet's data center solutions and
Calxeda's ARM-based EnergyCore server-on-a-chip (SoC) technology,
utilizing the complementary expertise of both companies to facilitate
the rapid deployment of ARM servers tailored to end users' specific
"Avnet is committed to offering our global customers more than just a
catalogue of available components," said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice
president, Avnet Embedded. "We can provide our customers with a
selection of building blocks that can be assembled into the right
solution for their targeted workloads. We are able to streamline our ARM
server design process to directly address our customers' challenges and
deliver those designs to the Open Compute community, with the first of
those contributions targeted for the fall of 2013."
Calxeda is leading the industry transition to low-power servers with its
EnergyCore SoC (Server on a Chip) technology, which can halve server
space requirements and offer a ten-fold savings in power. Calxeda is
currently shipping the ECX-1000 based on the avilable 32-bit ARM A9
core, and recently announced a roadmap of products that will use ARM's
Cortex-A15 and 64-bit Cortex-A57 cores.
"Calxeda's technology enables unprecedented power and space savings, and
end users are embracing the opportunity to resolve their power usage,
space and cost challenges," said Karl Freund, vice president of
marketing for Calxeda. "Developing a solid ecosystem-both hardware and
software-that will address end users' needs is essential to the
widespread adoption of any technology."
Learn more about the companies' solutions in Booth B5 at the Open
Compute Project Summit on Jan. 16-17, 2013, in Santa Clara, CA. For more
information on the event, please visit http://opencompute.org/summit-2013/.
About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based
Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers
(EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more
than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading
manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain
services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners'
success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a
broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added
services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet
generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the
datacenter with revolutionary server-on-a-chip technology. Calxeda
currently employs 100 professionals in Austin, Texas and the Silicon
Valley area. Calxeda is funded by a unique syndicate comprising industry
leading venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including
ARM Holdings, Advanced Technology Investment Company, Austin Ventures, Battery
Capital Partners, Highland
Capital Partners, and Vulcan Capital. See www.calxeda.com
for more information.
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