ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com. provides access to a global network of highly diverse technical skills to drive technology innovation
Arrow Electronics, Inc., a Fortune 500 leading technology solutions and engineering provider, and Freelancer.com have announced the launch of world’s largest electronics and electrical engineering services marketplace.
The new platform, ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com., provides Fortune 500 companies and innovative technology creators access to over half a million skilled electronic and electrical engineers to design and build hardware products.
Businesses that need technology help from concept to scale can leverage the platform to find highly qualified experts, utilize Arrow technology concierge services that ensure project success, and go to market faster and more cost effectively.
The strategic alliance will transform the way products are designed, manufactured and delivered to market, the companies said in a press release.
“ArrowPlus brings the serious know-how of Arrow’s 80 years of engineering, tools, technology, and services into the platform economy with Freelancer,” said Arrow’s Chief Digital Officer Matt Anderson.
He added, “We anticipate in the future that up to 30 per cent of R&D spend could leverage a model where Arrow provides a technical concierge and project management to a vast network of high-end engineering talent.”
Designed to solve sophisticated technology problems
According to the two partners, this new platform is designed to solve sophisticated technology problems spanning consumer electronics, transportation, healthcare, industrial, Internet of Things (IoT), telecommunications, biomedical, cloud security, firmware, hardware, and connected products in every industry.
Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with more than 32 million users around the world and over 15 million jobs posted in over 1,350 skill areas. It brings to the collaboration the platform and the world’s best expertise in running global online services marketplaces, allowing Arrow to transform its services business into a dynamic, connected talent cloud.
“We are excited to form an exclusive alliance with the most trusted guide in technology creation, Arrow Electronics, to break down barriers for larger companies with more complex needs to utilize our platform to accelerate technology,” asserted Freelancer.com CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie.
The full lifecycle of hardware product development can be accomplished through ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer including:
- Ideation & prototyping
- Analog & digital design
- Printed circuit board design
- Bill of Materials (BOM) part selection
- Custom requirements to product delivery
- Component consolidation and cost reduction
- Redesign for smaller size
- Documentation & translation
- Development of firmware, drivers and middleware
- Real-time embedded software development
- Integrated circuit design