Semiconductor specialist Avnet Silica offers the full range of products available from Microchip, including the additional solutions for: Automotive, Touch, Memory and Security solutions added to the Microchip portfolio after its acquisition of Atmel. Atmel products now included within the Microchip collection include the complete broad-based product portfolio that spans microcontroller, wireless, touch, automotive, security and memory solutions. Following the acquisition, Microchip has become the third largest microcontroller manufacturer worldwide. Microchip is a market leader in the Internet of Things (IOT), having added products to its wireless portfolio including WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE and other RF protocols and the complete range is available through Avnet Silica's offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
"Avnet Silica continues to boast a strong partnership with Microchip that has developed over a number of years. The expansion of our portfolio of Microchip products from PIC MCUs, to touch, connectivity and Security solutions cover a huge range of market areas such as Industrial, Automotive, Aerospace and Internet of Things", said Mario Orlandi, President of Avnet Silica. "With the full range of Microchip products available through Avnet Silica, and our expert technical support, we are able to provide solutions to our customers across a wide variety of sectors."
Gary Marsh, VP Sales EMEA of Microchip commented, "For any company, innovation and differentiation is the key to prosperity. Microchip and Avnet aim to lead the quest for innovation by providing insight and knowledge to our customers with combined vision, differentiated products and services. With the recent acquisition of Atmel, Microchip is continuing to acquire and develop technologies to ensure we can provide the most comprehensive solutions for our customers and we are very happy to extend our relationship with Avnet Silica to include the entire Atmel product range. Avnet's engineering teams are already integrating solutions from the combined Microchip and Atmel portfolio into their focus market hardware and software platforms for embedded vision, security, IOT, aerospace and Datacom's to ensure customers can reduce development time and achieve their time-to-market goals. The combined portfolio enhances our already powerful lineup to provide the industry’s widest microcontroller portfolio. With thousands of PIC MCUs, MIPS, ARM AVR, connectivity and smart analog products we can help our customers design in the most optimized devices for their designs."
Avnet names Bill Amelio interim CEO
American multispecialis Avnet has announced that William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, a member of Avnet's Board of Directors, has been named as interim Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. Mr. Amelio brings more than 35 years of management and industry experience to his new role having served in senior positions at global publicly traded companies, and has spent most of his career managing global technology enterprises. Mr. Amelio is replacing Rick Hamada, who is stepping down from his position at the company and on the Board of Directors. William H. Schumann, Chairman of the Board said, "Bill's extensive experience in international business operations, corporate leadership and management will help steer the company toward success in a rapidly changing industry. His proven expertise will be critical in accelerating Avnet’s growth, driving an enhanced execution focus and implementing management systems to promote greater accountability."
"I look forward to working with the management team and all of Avnet's talented employees worldwide as we strive to achieve profitable growth for shareholders and operational excellence for customers while enhancing the company’s winning culture to the benefit of employees", said Mr. Amelio.
Mr. Amelio was the president, chief executive officer and a director of CHC Group Ltd., an international oil-field services company, from 2010 to 2015. From 2005 to 2009, he served as president and chief executive officer of Lenovo, a multinational Fortune 500 technology company, and was previously a regional senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific and Japan for Dell Inc. He began his career with the Microelectronics Technology Division of IBM in 1979 and later became the General Manager Worldwide Operations of the Personal Computer Division. Mr. Amelio also previously served on the Board of Directors of National Semiconductor. He has a chemical engineering degree from Lehigh University and a masters in management degree from Stanford University.
"On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Rick for his service and the many important contributions he has made during his 32 years with Avnet", continued Schumann. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Memec - Silica, StarChip, a fabless semiconductor supplier of secure microcontrollers and Trusted Objects, a provider of secure firmware and security services, have signe a partnership for the deployment of an optimized security platform, encompassing a family of certified secure elements with tailored security protocols from sensor to enterprise server and unique personalization services aimed at serving every customer for the Industry 4.0 and the IoT markets. The initial solution relies on a low-cost, low-power secure 32-bit microcontroller supplied by StarChip, with a dual certification from EMVCo (Europay Mastercard Visa) and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level, delivered in a 3x3 DFN6 package and other standard packages making it an easy-to-integrate companion chip in any sensor, device, or gateway.
The StarChip secure microcontroller is programmed at Avnet Memec-Silica's secure warehouse with a firmware supplied by Trusted Objects, adding a set of functions and commands tailored for the exact requirements of the customer's final application and global security architecture. The programmed secure microcontroller thus becomes a secure element with the capability to perform cryptography primitives and complex functions comprising and not limited to AES, ECC encryption, decryption, signature, secure key renewal (Diffie-Hellman), on-board key generation, true random number generation, handling of certificates, and more while never exposing secret keys to the outside world. Last but not least, this secure element is personalized with the support of Trusted Objects at Avnet Memec-Silica's secure warehouse with unique public keys, private keys, certificates and identifiers generated on-site by a dedicated HSM (Hardware Security Module) as per the security scheme required by each customer's application and global security architecture. Secure elements and, if needed, matching whitelists, are then securely made available to the customer or its manufacturing partner. Example codes implementing various secure protocols, both at the embedded and server levels, will be provided and demonstrated with Avnet Memec-Silica's Visible Things IoT platform and made readily available to our customers.
Philippe Fremont, vice-president of Technical Marketing EMEA with Avnet Memec-Silica, comments: "Whereas connecting objects, devices and machines to enterprise IS/IT enables a breadth of new services in the consumer and industrial IoT, we believe it should not jeopardize the global security of such systems. This is the reason why Avnet Memec-Silica together with our partners are proud to introduce this highly flexible innovative certified security platform able to handle end-to-end security inside and above communication networks for every one of our customers."
Hanène Maupas, vice-president of StarChip Sales & Marketing, comments: "When you open assets living in your network to the Internet, you increase the 'attack surface' because you are extending your business model to new areas, partners and user types. The security answer to this fundamental change is to protect the system against any potential attacks including obtaining private or confidential data, manipulating or controlling devices, confusing or denying service to applications that use and supply data within IOT systems and specifically in Industry 4.0 revolution. A secure element based on a secure micro controller, a secure firmware and personalized by the issuer is already widely used and proved its efficiency in different use cases such as payment, access control and e-government. Adapting this technology to be used in Industry 4.0 and IoT is the innovation that we are bringing to the market with our partners Avnet Memec-Silica and Trusted Objects."
Sami Anbouba, CEO of Trusted Objects, comments: "The broader deployment of the IoT will require trust in the connected objects and in the data transmitted; in this respect, a Secure Element solution embedded into the object is one of the most efficient security solutions to protect the entire IoT network against a growing number of attacks. We are proud to have brought our digital security expertize to co-develop with our partners Avnet Memec-Silica and StarChip a unique Secure Element solution that will enable all players in the IoT chain to dramatically increase their confidence in the objects and the data."
Morpho (Safran), a vendor specialized in identity and security solutions, and semiconductor specialist Silica have unveiled a partnership for the commercial deployment of flexible connectivity services for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including embedded SIM and remote SIM provisioning solutions. The partnership with Morpho enables Silica to offer flexible connectivity services for its electronic components by integrating the MorphoFlex modular eSIM (also known as eUICC) and remote SIM provisioning capability into their overall IoT service offering and the recently launched reference platform "Visible ThingsTM".
Fully compliant with the latest GSMA V3.0 Machine-to-Machine (M2M) remote SIM provisioning specifications, the MorphoFlex portfolio commercially deployed by Silica includes eSIMs in multiple form factors, providing mobile network operators with agnostic connectivity and supporting the SIMalliance interoperability profile. Additionally, MorphoFlex remote SIM provisioning enables flexible connectivity throughout the entire lifecycle of the device. Following the recently announced adoption of the eSIM (also known as eUICC) by the automotive industry, Silica and Morpho are now making a similar eSIM solution available for the industrial IoT. The joint solution enables the optimization of logistics, leading to a significant reduction in stock keeping units, as it is no longer necessary to build and ship multiple variants of the same solution to address different country connectivity requirements.
Yves Portalier, vice president and general manager, Telecom Business Unit at Morpho, pointed out the benefits of the joint solution: "The partnership with Avnet creates an ideal platform to leverage the extensive possibilities of flexible connectivity services for future-oriented IoT applications. Managing connectivity on as needed basis decisively enables service providers to optimize coverage, costs and capability."
Philippe Fremont, vice president of Technical Marketing EMEA with Silica comments: "When it comes to the SIM card, our M2M and IoT customers will always be asking for more flexibility and openness in the way they choose their telecom operator and upgrade their products in the field. We believe that the eSIM is the right answer and that associating with Morpho and major M2M telecom operators for our eSIM program will help us empower our customers to bridge gaps between communication, services and IoT future needs."
The integrated Silica and Morpho solution is commercially available through Silica offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Memec-Silica has launched the Visible Things platform for the development of Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems and applications. Targeting a wide range of industrial markets, Visible Things is a highly flexible and comprehensive evaluation and development platform for edge-to-enterprise IoT projects. The platform delivers tested, proven, secure and integrated hardware and embedded software to connect smart sensors and embedded devices via gateway solutions or low-power wide-area networking technologies (LPWAN), right through to the cloud and enterprise software applications.
"With Visible Things we are one of the first distributors in the market offering a highly flexible edge-to-enterprise solution devoted to enable fast and easy development of industrial IoT applications," said John Jones, director of innovation at Avnet Memec-Silica. "Unlike other supplier specific solutions which consist of a headline part with the rest of the building blocks left for the customer to optimise, Visible Things was developed based on best-in-class technology regarding function, cost and long term availability."
The platform provides a unique set of benefits such as:
The platform supports short-range connectivity to a gateway, and Wi-Fi-, 3G and 4G cellular communications to the cloud and enterprise software applications. It also supports the SIGFOX and LoRaWAN IoT networks. These networks have been designed with specific features such as secure low-cost narrowband information messaging to meet the requirements of the IoT and smart city, machine-to-machine and industrial applications.
Avnet Memec-Silica will continue to augment the Visible Things IoT evaluation and development platform with new hardware and software technology options in the coming weeks and months, including a new chip that integrates a secure element for deployment in smart sensor edge devices.
To help users get up and running quickly with their IoT project, there are three reference-design starter kit boards available at launch, each managed by ARM Cortex based microcontrollers:The first kit comprises: a smart sensor board including Bluetooth Smart connectivity and a range of sensors including motion, temperature/humidity and light/proximity; a gateway board, which manages all the necessary connectivity to the cloud service via Wi-Fi; and a mini-USB cable. A GSM peripheral module with embedded SIM and SIM-connector options is available as an expansion option to the gateway board to enable cellular connectivity up to cloud enterprise software services. The starter kit is exclusively available from Avnet Memec - Silica now at a resale price of 199€.
The second and third kits are designed for use with the SIGFOX and LoRaWAN networks, and include respective SIGFOX and LoRaWAN module sensors, with each board also integrating additional motion and light sensors. IoT application messages can be exchanged with the cloud service without the need to communicate via a gateway.
Also available in the Visible Things platform is a mobile app that runs on iOS and Android and provides users with easy access to local hardware configuration and also supports connection to cloud services. The app also provides a quick start guide to make it simple to connect and configure the system from edge to enterprise.
The Devicepoint cloud service is a key element of the Visible Things platform. Underpinned by IBM software components and run by partner company Spica Technologies, the Devicepoint cloud service builds upon data from sensors and edge devices with contextual information, plus data from other sources to deliver real-time analysis and long-term business intelligence. Connecting via the gateway, or directly to a SIGFOX or LoRaWAN network, the platform provides instant visualisation of sensor data in a simple standard cloud solution, allowing users to take appropriate action such as turning on actuators in industrial control systems. Further customisation is also available for the management of sensor data for analytics, reporting and workflow management.
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