Arrow Electronics Teams up with Thundersoft to Help Asia Engineers and Developers in Asia Design AI-Powered Edge Devices

Enterprises, developers and academies join forces in "Arrow Edge Computing Seminar" to discuss potentials and applications
in AI Edge today at Hong Kong Science and Technology Park

KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - October 12, 2018 - Global technology solutions provider Arrow
Electronics, Inc., now offers Thundercomm
TurboXTM AI development kit from Thunder Software Technology Co.,
Ltd. (Thundersoft), a world leading smart platform technology provider, in the
Asia-Pacific market.  Arrow is
collaborating with Thundersoft to assist developers and engineers to integrate AI
technology in the growing base of edge/gateway devices needed for powering applications
such as Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, industrial control, autonomous
driving and more. 

(From Left to Right)
Mr. Peng Cheng Zou, CTO of Thundersoft,
Dr. Crystal Fok, Associate Director of Robotic & MPE at Hong Kong Science Park Corporation,
Prof. Yangdong Deng from Tsinghua University and Jacky Wan, Vice President of Engineering, Arrow, posed for a photo at Arrow Edge Computing Seminar

Billions of
IoT devices are being installed and connected in every corner of the
world.  According to a study from IDC, 45
percent of all data created by IoT devices will be stored, processed, analyzed
and acted upon close to or at the edge of a network by 2020[1]. 


"A hybrid
cloud-based environment is essential to enable deep learning and algorithm optimization.
Recent edge-computing innovations can equip algorithm-powered devices with
complicated computation and storage capabilities to perform mission-critical
functions that are closer to the point of impact or where the users are. An integrated model of cloud and edge computing working hand
in hand allows us to optimize compute, storage and networking resources and
deliver best AI performance," said Dr.
Yangdong Deng
from Tsinghua
in the panel discussion during Arrow Edge Computing Seminar. "I
am impressed by the discussion and collaboration between academies, industries
and businesses, and welcome further applications of AI research in real-life
and commercial settings."

Powered by
D845 SOM, the new AI kit supports various optimized AI algorithms
SDK, AI tools and AI cloud service based on Qualcomm AI Engine, running on core
heterogeneous architecture -- Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Processor, Qualcomm®
Adreno™ GPU and Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU. The optimized AI algorithms in AI kit include
face recognition and object detection SDK. 
This will empower developers and manufactures to train and verify
algorithms and create AI applications quickly
. The AI kit was showcased during Arrow Edge Computing
Seminar today at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.


"In Internet
of Things world, a centralized and cloud-based environment is likely to pose
challenges such as network latency and cost, connectivity complexity, and power
consumption.  With this addition to our
broad range of technology offerings, we can better assist our broad network of
engineers and device designers to architect an optimal intelligent system that can
handle speech recognition, computer vision, complex event/data processing features
on edge/gateway devices," said Jacky Wan, vice president of
engineering for Arrow's components business in the Asia-Pacific region


"TurboX AI kit is a great tool for developers
and manufacturers to help businesses. We are excited that TurboX is making its
presence in the market, thanks to our long-term partner. Arrow's engineering expertise
and broad customer network
is key to enabling us to bring the power of on-device
AI into the hands of engineers and developers," said Peng Cheng Zou, CTO of Thundersoft.


During the technical seminar and
hands-on workshop hosted by Arrow at Hong Kong Science and Technology Park today,
technology and engineering experts from Infineon Technologies AG, ON Semiconductor,
Qualcomm Technologies, Thundersoft, and Arrow presented on the latest trends
about AI development ecosystem and advanced radar and image-sensing technology applications for AI edge.  Attendees also had a chance to
take part in a hands-on workshop for a deep dive into Thundersoft's AI
algorithm and application development know-how.


About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for
over 150,000 of the world's leading manufacturers of technology used in homes,
business and daily life. With 2017 sales of $26.6 billion, Arrow aggregates
electronics and enterprise computing solutions for customers and suppliers in
industrial and commercial markets. The company maintains a network of more than
345 locations serving over 80 countries. 
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