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Elektroniikan komponenttien myyjillä menee tällä hetkellä ihan mukavasti. Kun markkina kasvaa, omat volyymitkin kasvavat. Jakelijoiden taivaalla on kuitenkin tummia pilviä, kun logistiikan jättiyritykset Amazonin ja Alibaban johdolla ovat tulossa samoille apajille.

Kurt Colehover vastaa RS Componentsilla komponenttitoimittajista globaalisti. Hän näkee amazoneissa ja alibaboissa ison uhkan. - Kukaan jakelija ei ole vielä ratkaissut sitä, miten tullaan jakelijasta strategiseksi kumppaniksi. On vaarana jopa se, että jakelijasta tulee tarpeeton koko toimitusketjussa, Colehover aprikoi.

Strateginen kumppanuus tarkoittaa ennen kaikkea sitä, että yritys ratkaisee teknisiä ongelmiaan yhdessä jakelijan kanssa. RS:n paras työkalu tässä on suunnitteluyhteisö DesignSpark, mutta sitä pitää viilata ja terävöittää.

- DesignSpark on erinomainen yhteisö rakentelijoille, harrastelijoille ja opiskelijoille, mutta sitä on erittäin vaikea muuttaa rahaksi. Tähän pitää löytää keinot.

Ennen kaikkea kuva jakelijasta pitää monipuolistua. – Emme ole pelkkä komponenttien myyjä. Toisaalta ostajia ei pidä sekoittaa tarjoamalla vain uusia online-suunnittelutyökaluja, näitä tarjoaa jokainen. Tärkeintä on tarjota työkaluja, joiden taataan toimivan toimittajien komponenttien kanssa.

 

IoT-laitteiden tietoturva on retuperällä

Viime syksynä Mirai-haittaohjelma valloitti tuhansia ja tuhansia valvontakameroita palvelunestohyökkäyksiä varten. Barr Groupin tuore kyselytutkimus osoittaa, että sulautettujen laitteiden suunnittelijat eivät vieläkään suhtaudu riittävän vakavasti laitteiden tietoturvaan.

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Korteilla vauhtia IoT-kehitykseen

Sulautetun laitteen kehitys onnistuu useimmiten helpoiten valmiiden moduulien avulla. Nykyään niitä saa myös tehokkailla Apollo Lake -sarjan prosessoreilla varustettuna.

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Sponsors



Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms.




Arm defines the pervasive computing that’s shaping today’s connected world. Realized in 125+ billion silicon chips, our device architectures orchestrate the performance of the technology that’s transforming our lives — from smartphones to supercomputers, from medical instruments to agricultural sensors, and from base stations to servers.




We offer high value-added engineering services, embedded systems and IoT as well as technical documentation solutions. Etteplan’s extensive offering covers all design engineering service needs for machinery, equipment and plants including embedded systems and IoT solutions.



Presentors


We offer custom, cost-effective solutions to help you fulfil your project. With our wealth of technology expertise, we can provide expert technical support and guidance at every stage of your design.




The number one COMPANY FACT about Altium is: Our Strategic Business Focus is Printed Circuit Board Design Software. Designers need tools that help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. We create the ECAD tools designers need.




congatec is a leading supplier of industrial computer modules using the standard form factors COM Express, Qseven and SMARC as well as single board computers and EDM services. congatec’s products can be used in a variety of industries and applications, such as industrial automation, medical, entertainment, transportation, telecommunication, test & measurement and point-of-sale.




DATA MODUL stands behind its claim as a worldwide leading supplier of professional “visual solutions” and is a reliable premier choice partner in the areas of display, touch, embedded and monitor solutions.




Since 1985, Digi International Inc. (Digi) has been a pioneer in wireless communication, forging the future for connected devices and responding to the needs of the people and enterprises that use them. Today, our IoT offering includes sensor-based solutions, a sophisticated platform for remotely monitoring device deployments of any size, anywhere, as well as professional design, implementation and certification teams to help you carry out your vision, no matter how large or small.



Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, FPGA, connectivity and power management semiconductors. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 130,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.




For more than 80 years, Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications. The group relies on its expertise based on 20 years of experience in IT and network security.




Rutronik has developed from a “one-man-company” into one of the worldwide leading broadline distributors, employing more than 1,600. In the electronic components market, Rutronik currently ranks 11th worldwide and is the third largest European distributor. The product range includes semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as embedded boards, storage technologies, displays and wireless products.




The Qt Company is responsible for Qt development, productization and licensing under commercial and open-source licenses. Qt is a C++ based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of powerful, interactive and cross-platform applications and devices.



Exhibitors



Our focus is on industrial electronics and producing support services. The main product areas of Mespek are embedded modules, industrial computing, test & measurement modules and server management systems (KVM-switches). Besides our domestic customers we have clients also in several countries such as Benelux, China, Estonia, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.




Tritech offers standard products, design and support services, as well as custom solutions to the embedded and industrial IoT-markets. Partnering with leading technology companies, we deliver intelligent and connected systems that enable our customers’ applications. We turn technology into business.


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