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Arrow Electronics Named to the InformationWeek Elite 100 for Its Innovative Web-Based Product Life Cycle Platform

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that its Web-based product life cycle services platform is named to the just-released 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100.

The InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the most innovative users of information technology. The theme of this year’s rankings is digital business, including customer-focused technologies.

Powered by one of the industry’s most comprehensive components databases, and available via arrow.com, the Arrow platform places millions of electronic components at the fingertips of key decision makers throughout the entire product lifecycle process, from design, to purchase, to after-sales.

Arrow’s Web platform also provides engineers with interactive reference designs and advanced applications to enable faster development cycles. Once users finish designs using the interactive features, they simply generate Bill of Materials and purchase the parts, all without having to leave the site.

“We’re honored to be named to the InformationWeek Elite 100 as our platform is truly a customer-focused technology. Through a digital business framework, the needs and demands of our customers are met across the product life cycle. We focused on making it easier for engineers to select the best solutions for their designs by providing a powerful components database and interactive applications,” said Jim Ricciardelli, vice president of eCommerce strategy at Arrow. “We saw that the time is right for a Web platform that supports early design phase exploration and collaboration, and we integrated proven design capabilities. These powerful capabilities for engineers include design sharing, messaging, live updates, and online access to expert technical support from Arrow’s teams and our supply partners.”

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries.

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