The "Design & Manufacturing Services" (DMS) centre will use local expertise to provide customised embedded computing solutions for customers.
Advantech already offers access to the latest technologies in the semiconductor industry through early access designs. The company has the internal knowledge available as how that technology can be safely used in customer-specific projects.
"Advantech's technology base has long since gone far beyond processor modules," said Peter Marek, Senior Director EIoT at Advantech Europe and head of the competence centre, "and so we can advise our customers not only on the selection of the right silicon platform, but also on system architecture and design. In this respect, proximity to the customer is very important to us."
Advantech's European development centre implements custom designs in the areas of hardware, BIOS and firmware together with more than 20 programme managers and project leaders in Europe.
Software programming for Windows, Linux and Android operating systems is carried out at the DMS centre, as well as system design development in construction, thermal management, signal integrity, validation and certification.
"We are very proud of the fact that we can develop far more than just hardware locally. With in-depth software know-how and mechanical/ thermal co-design, we make a significant contribution to ensuring our customers bring products to market faster, with less risk, whilst exactly meeting market requirements," says Dirk Finstel, Associate Vice-President and CTO EIoT Europe at Advantech B.V.
Advantech's vertical solution offerings are intended to address different areas. In addition to developing customer-specific embedded computing solutions, the copany's design & manufacturing services are able to integrate new key technologies for AI and AIoT.