Avnet acquires embedded systems vendor Witekio

18 September 2019

Global distributor Avnet Inc. has acquired Witekio to further Avnet’s strategy of providing end-to-end internet of things (IoT) solutions.

Over the past few years, Avnet has been bolstering its IoT offerings. The company adding more capabilities in embedded software, edge computing and security as well as hardware and cloud technology to help companies develop IoT devices for anything from the home to industrial applications.

Recently, the company formed a partnership with Trusted Objects to increase security software for end-to-end IoT offerings, expanding its portfolio of products and introducing a range of IoT development boards.

The addition of Witekio follows the acquisition of Softweb Solutions, offering Avnet software for everything from devices to the cloud, as well as for connecting, managing and analyzing data. The company said Witekio will complement the offerings from Softweb.

Avnet said Witekio’s technology can help deliver a complete hardware, software, cloud and middleware solution for its overall end-to-end IoT solutions.

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Re: Avnet acquires embedded systems vendor Witekio
2020-Mar-11 6:23 AM

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