December 2011

Dear reader,

The buy-or-make question has no one universal answer. And it’s often a combination of the two. We'd like to support you in finding your own answer to the question. We do so by describing the diversity in strategies found among our customers.

Magnus Fritzson
Market Communications Manager


Buy or make
- And who makes?

Some of our customers only need a COM module, ready for use. The component is purchased and the rest of the product is made by the customer themself. Others rely on us to develop the carrier board, complete system or product. There are variations in-between. Let’s have a closer look at the options.

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Buy or make - And who makes?

Putting VIA Technologies on the embedded map

An interest expressed from a group of small companies ten years ago was the starting point. Today the VIA Embedded Platform Division is employing some 170 people. Epan Wu, Head of the division tells the story.
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Epan Wu, Head of VIA Embedded Platform Division

Mechanical development
- Enclosure design

Some brief examples in pictures and in words, mostly in pictures, to illustrate our experiences and competences. 
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Milled-out enclosure for maximum EMC protection

Product news
VIA Technologies

• Pico-ITX motherboard
• Dual core VIA Eden X2
• Compact: 10cm x 7.2cm
EPIA-P900 Product Page »

COME-8X90 - COM Express module with VIA Nano X2

• COM Express module
• Dual core VIA Nano X2.
• Cost-effective
• Release: Q1, 2012
COME-8X90 Product Page »


Intel Atom COM Express - Now extended temp.

H6812 - COM Express with Intel Atom for extended temperature

• 95mm x 95mm COM module
• Intel Atom D525/D425/N455
• Optional: -20°C to +70°C
H6812 product page »

H4113 - Reference Carrier Board for COM Express modules

• COM E. Ref. Carrier Board
• Supports H6812
• Start development instantly.
H4113 product page »

Hectronic wishes You a merry christmas!


SOS Children's Villages

This is the fourth year in a row Hectronic's Christmas gift, to you, is the support to the SOS Children’s villages.

This year the SOS Children’s Village in Chimoio, Moçambique receives support allowing three children to attend preschool.
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