SOURCE: Symmetry Electronics Corporation

Symmetry Electronics Corporation

October 03, 2012 13:17 ET

Symmetry Electronics Announces Distribution Agreement With North Pole Engineering

HAWTHORNE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Symmetry Electronics, a leader in design-focused semiconductor distribution, today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with North Pole Engineering (NPE) and is currently stocking NPE developed WiFi-IT! EDK. The WiFi-IT! EDK is designed to evaluate and develop wireless embedded sensor and control applications using GainSpan's low-power Wi-Fi products. North Pole Engineering is a GainSpan Ecosystem partner and Symmetry Electronics is already an authorized GainSpan distributor. This new partnership will provided Symmetry customers with additional support options for wireless solutions.

North Pole Engineering offers two versions of the EDK. The standard EDK is a fully integrated development environment that can be configured to support all of the WiFi-IT! module features. The EDK+ is also a fully integrated development environment that supports embedded sensor and control applications as well as provides more flexibility with a number of additional commands and more memory than the standard version. The NPE development environment provides engineers a quick and easy path to developing sensor applications without using a host microcontroller. Additionally, NPE provides value added engineering services to help clients with their embedded hardware and Wi-Fi application development needs.

"Symmetry Electronics is pleased to add North Pole Engineering as a support partner for GainSpan Wi-Fi sensor applications," says David Beck, Symmetry Director of Technical Marketing. "The Wi-Fi IT! Development platform enables rapid development thus shortening time to market and adding value to a wireless design."

About North Pole Engineering

Founded in 1997, North Pole Engineering is an experienced designer of medical, defense and consumer electronic devices with a solid record of commercialization successes. NPE is a vertically integrated contract electrical engineering company that specializes in ASIC, FPGA and embedded microprocessor-based hardware and software design, and has demonstrated considerable expertise in providing wireless application development services.

About Symmetry Electronics

Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized, global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales, logistics, design and manufacturing support from its world headquarters in Southern California, local field offices and a robust ecommerce and einformation website SemiconductorStore.com. Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise.