Press / Media
March 20, 2014
Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2014 – Symmetry Electronics is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading global supplier of graphics products, mainboards, and embedded solutions. SAPPHIRE’s newly announced Embedded Systems Business Unit is designing and delivering systems for intensive graphics and small format computing in numerous applications.
SAPPHIRE’s new 4×4 platform, powered by the AMD G-Series eKabini SOC, is ready to take on the embedded PC market with a cost effective, high performance x86 embedded compute platform. The board utilizes all the advantages of AMD’s G series SOC family to deliver a complete computing solution with dual HDMI display outputs, HD audio, and extensive I/O capability on a printed circuit board measuring only 4 x 4 inches. The system is available as board only, or housed in an extruded metal casing ideal for wall mounting. The cased model is available in barebone and full system configurations, and the family includes a fanless low power model.
“SAPPHIRE’s AMD-focused strategy is synergistic with Symmetry’s exclusive AMD Embedded approach,” said David Beck, Symmetry Electronics Technical Marketing Director. “The partnership of AMD, SAPPHIRE, and Symmetry provides a technology powerhouse to address evolving embedded markets such as electronic gaming, embedded digital signage, video surveillance, and retail POS and kiosks.”
“SAPPHIRE has worked closely with AMD to develop custom solutions based on powerful and proven technologies, and now we are ready to deliver these solutions to the embedded market, especially those that have a demanding graphics or highly integrated computing requirement,” said Adrian Thompson, VP of Marketing for SAPPHIRE.
SAPPHIRE’s new embedded products, including the 4×4 board, are being sold at Symmetry Electronics and SemiconductorStore.com.
About SAPPHIRE Technology
SAPPHIRE Technology is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of a broad range of innovative technologies for PC enthusiasts, home users and professionals. Its origins rooted in graphics hardware design and manufacturing, the extensive SAPPHIRE product range has since grown from state-of-the-art graphics add-in boards—for which SAPPHIRE is recognized as a premiere AMD partner—to include motherboards, mini PCs, Professional AV products and Embedded Solutions.
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, www.SemiconductorStore.com. Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise. For more information on Symmetry Electronics or to view their complete line card, visit www.SymmetryElectronics.com.