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Arrow Launches EMEA IoT Programme

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Arrow Electronics announces the EMEA launch of its Things Evolved IoT innovator programme, providing partners across the region with access to IoT solutions from the company.

Internet of ThingsThe IoT solution stacks available from Arrow cover sensors, connectivity products, cloud services, analytics, security, IT infrastructure and managed services propositions. In addition, partners joining the programme get IoT training and marketing resources, leads and business reviews with the Arrow IoT sales teams.

“Our IoT innovator programme kick-starts the most comprehensive channel enablement initiative in the industry’s complex IoT environment,” the distributor says. “In the light of our sensor-to-sunset strategy, Arrow is the only global distributor capable of offering reliable and secure IoT solutions to cover all aspects of technology. With our full service IoT programme based on solution stacks and professional managed services, Arrow provides the channel with new exciting sales opportunities.”

ezEX-RJ45 Termination Kits from Platinum Tools

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Wire and cable preparation, installation, hand termination and testing solution specialist Platinum Tools launches four ezEX-RJ45 termination kits, all organised inside a heavy-duty nylon zippered case.

Platinum Tools termination kitsThe first kit is the EXO ezEX-RJ45 (P/N 90140). It includes electrician scissors, cable jacket stripper, EXO Crimp Frame, EXO-EX DIE and 10 ezEX44 connectors, and provides an ideal mix of tools for both new and experienced installers. Meanwhile the EXO EZ-RJ45 kit (P/N 90141) includes electrician scissors, cable jacket stripper, EXO Crimp Frame, EZ-RJ45 Die and 10 EZ-RJ45 CAT5E connectors, and is designed to "allow the user to prepare and terminate with precision and speed."

The ezEX-RJ45 kit (P/N 90148) includes all termination, preparation and test tools required to properly terminate ezEX44 connectors with precision and speed in the field. The final kit is the EXO Deluxe (P/N 90149), which packs all termination, preparation and test tools needed to terminate EZ-RJ45, ezEX44 and ezEX48 connectors.

Intel 8th Gen Core CPUs Get Launch Date

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Intel announces the date, time and place for the unveiling of the 8th generation Core processor family, known as Coffee Lake-- 21 August 2017, the same date as "the Great American Solar Eclipse."

Intel 8th Gen"Amazing things happen when all things align," the press invitation excitedly states. Attendance is not limited to the press though, as Chipzilla will livestream the event on its Newsroom microsite and Facebook page.

Intel fails the give new information on the upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs, outside of marketing speech. As such, the announcement promises "blazing fast performance," "immersive experience" and "amazing systems designs." Such claims will be verified during the event, as Intel execs, VR creators and imaging pros should take the stage to use Coffee Lake-powered systems.

In addition, the event provides an excuse to view the solar eclipse making its way from Oregon in the West across the US.

Samsung Presents Next V-NAND Generation

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Samsung announces the next generation of 3D vertical NAND memory technology-- including the first 1-Terabit (Tb) V-NAND chip and a NGSFF (Next Generation Small Form Factor) SSD.

VNAND UpdteAs the name suggests, V-NAND stacks memory cells on top of each other, allowing for more density than equivalents built on a single, 2D plane. The result also promises more speed and reliability, as well as less chance of breakdowns. The technology finds applications anywhere from smartphones to datacentres, and has already found its way in a consumer product, specifically 256 gigabit consumer SSDs.

The aforementioned 1Tb V-NAND chip was first mentioned back in 2013, during the unveiling of the technology itself. It launches next year, and will enable the creation of 2TB of memory on a single V-NAND package stacking 16 1Tb dies, making what Samsung claims is "one of the most important memory advances of the past decade."

Symantec Offloads Web-Certification Business

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Symantec sells its website certifications and related PKI solutions business to fellow security vendor DigiCert in a deal worth $950 million in cash and stock.

Symantec"Transitioning our website security and related PKI solutions to DigiCert allows us to sharpen our enterprise focus on delivering unparalleled protection for the cloud generation through Symantec's integrated cyberdefence platform," Symantec CEO Greg Clark says. "As our recently announced deals with Fireglass and Skycure demonstrate, we are accelerating the pace of innovation we bring to market through a combination of acquisitions as well as development from the ground up."

The deal has DigiCert take over Symantec SLL and TLS technology, as well as its Internet of Things (IoT) division. Symantec got most of the technology it is now selling back in 2010 through the $1.28bn acquisition of the VeriSign security business.

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