Arrow Electronics, TI and Cree to offer videocasts on SSL

Feb. 13, 2009
Date Announced: 13 Feb 2009 MELVILLE, N.Y. – Feb. 12, 2009 – Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Texas Instruments (TI) announce a new series of Analog eLab videocasts on solid-state lighting. Partnering with Cree, Inc., a leader in high-brightness and lighting-class LEDs (light-emitting diodes), Arrow and TI will present six new videocasts that share expertise on developing driver solutions for several LED applications. In addition to addressing specific applications, the LED “how-to” series will include insights on meeting customer needs; achieving efficient, cost-effective operations; minimizing inventory investment and risk; and decreasing time to market. Beginning on Feb. 10, a new videocast will be posted every 10 days and can be viewed at“The ability to help customers develop total solutions and bring new products to market quickly is more critical than ever,” said Dan Gatza, director of lighting for Arrow Electronics. “That’s why Arrow is working with industry leaders like TI and Cree to offer insight, training and solutions for LED lighting to help our customers achieve their goals.”“LED lighting is an area that TI has been focused on for several years and we have a strong portfolio in LED signage and backlighting,” said Barry Papermaster, TI’s worldwide marketing manager for power management. “By partnering with Cree and Arrow on this new Analog eLab series, we are able to better share that knowledge base with our customers and help them solve their LED design challenges.”Covering various subjects, Analog eLabs are virtual courses that take place in an online environment and are hosted by subject matter experts from Arrow and TI with complementary suppliers. About Arrow Electronics, Inc.Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for approximately 800 suppliers and 130,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 340 locations in 53 countries and territories.

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