Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is a Goldsmith sponsor of the Bay Area Maker Faire, which kicks off May 20 at the San Mateo County Event Center in California. The Fortune 131 global technology company has significantly expanded its full product-lifecycle electronics offerings with the release of Arrow.com to better support startups and individual makers, in addition to Arrow's traditional enterprise customer base.

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The new arrow.com equips makers and engineers with tools like real-time online collaboration with Ar ...

The new arrow.com equips makers and engineers with tools like real-time online collaboration with Arrow Electronics engineers. Stop by the Arrow Electronics booth at the Bay Area Maker Faire next month to learn more about how the new Arrow.com can help makers accelerate their product design and development journey. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Arrow Electronics is proud to support the innovators at Maker Faire. Increasingly, the hardware shaping the direction and future of technology is now emerging from maker workshops, hacker spaces and garage work benches," said Matt Anderson, Arrow's chief digital officer.

"Arrow is leading the effort to digitize valuable content for the maker community—everything from searchable data sheets and reference designs to real-time help from actual Arrow engineers," continued Anderson. "The new Arrow.com is about more than selling parts—it's about equipping makers, engineers and other innovators with the tools they need and finding creative ways to collaborate with them on solutions."

Makers are encouraged to stop by the Arrow Electronics booth, located by the main entrance inside the Expo Hall. Attendees are invited to participate in a hands-on Bristlebots workshop, try their hand at a custom-printed Lite-Brite installation, explore demos of 3D printers and learn more about how the new Arrow.com is designed to serve the maker and engineer communities.

Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, arts and crafts. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning. Last year's Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 makers and 145,000 attendees. For tickets, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-faire-bay-area-2016-tickets-20741987844.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics 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 serving over 85 countries.

About Maker Media

Located in San Francisco, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing Make: magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.

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