Silex Named Among Top 20 Wireless Technology Solution Providers

By | April 7, 2015

WIRELESS LOGOCIO Review magazine named Silex Technology as one of 2015’s 20 most promising wireless technology solution providers. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and analysts including the CIO Review editorial board has recognized Silex Technology as a company who is at the forefront of tackling challenges in the wireless markets in the U.S.

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Silex Technology to Accelerate Growth with Arrow Electronics Distribution Agreement

By | April 3, 2015

Arrow-5yrOutWe are pleased to formally announce our new partnership with Arrow Electronics.  We expect that Arrow will find many new customers for Silex Technology Wi-Fi modules as they serve as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 customers through a global network.

Arrow Electronics To Offer Silex Technology Wireless Connectivity Solutions
Arrow Electronics and Silex Technology both have strong relationships with Freescale Semiconductor and Qualcomm Atheros.  This synergy is what originally brought Arrow Electronics and Silex Technology together.  In fact, the first introduction between the companies was at a Qualcomm Atheros Authorized Design Center (ADC) training in May 2014.  Silex Technology is a Freescale Proven Partner and creates the Freescale-recommended Wi-Fi solution for i.MX6-based products.  Arrow customers now can purchase Silex Technology modules to add Wi-0Fi to their Freescale i.MX6 and Kinetis-based applications.

More importantly, once we began to discuss formalizing a distribution agreement, I found that the company cultures seemed to be very much aligned.  The business at both companies is built not only through the achievement of mutually beneficial objectives, but also through the development of strong personal relationships.  Dinners and other non-work activities between the companies provide the extra glue to make the alliance successful.

Both companies are also passionate about finding a way to contribute back to society.  Just earlier this month, I wrote a blog titled, “Inspiration at Arrow IoT Immersions Event – the Sam Schmidt Story”.  Click on the below link to read more about this amazing story.

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At Silex Technology, we don’t have the same resources as Arrow Electronics but we have the same desire to give back to the community.  We hope to be announcing a new affiliation with a local non-profit organization in the near future.

The two companies will be exhibiting at the Freescale Technology Forum on June 22 through June 25 in Austin Texas.  For more information on this event, please contact Freescale Semiconductor.

Enable Polycom VVX Phones with secure Wi-Fi

By | March 24, 2015

polycom_blogToday, we announced our partnership with Polycom. Polycom is a leader in communication products including voice and video over networks. We have been working with mutual customers who want to enable their Ethernet enabled phones with secure Wi-Fi connectivity. The Silex SX-BR-4600WAN is an Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridge that is ideal for this application.

We also have a new partner page on our website for Polycom on the Silex website.

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Deploy Polycom VVX Phones over Secure Wi-Fi

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Inspiration at Arrow IoT Immersions Event – Sam Schmidt Story

By | March 16, 2015

motor_schmidt-1024x575On Thursday March 5th, I attended the Arrow IoT Immersions Event at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Silicon Valley).  I was able to network with a number of Silex Technology Ecosystem Partners including Arrow Electronics, Freescale Semiconductor and Qualcomm Atheros.  I was also able to attend several presentations and industry panels to gain insights into new technology trends that will impact the future of the Internet of Things.

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Where did all the USB ports go?

By | March 10, 2015

Mac C-USBThese are exciting times for mobile computing. There is healthy competition from multiple vendors for tablet computers and laptops. As always, computers are getting smaller and lighter, while still being very powerful. With some of the latest new mobile computers, the biggest disadvantage is in the number of ports being available on them. As an example, Apple just announced their new Macbooks which only have one port, a C-USB port. This port is used for charging, video, and any kind of USB device which means you can’t do them all at the same time. Read More