HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 November 2016 - Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE: ARW) announced today that it has been named among the "Top 10 Overseas Brand Distributors" for the 16th consecutive year in the annual distributor survey conducted by Electronics Supply & Manufacturing-China (ESM-China).

Simon Yu, president of Arrow Electronics' components business in the Asia-Pacific region


"We are honored to receive this award again. We have been working side by side with technology makers and manufacturers in China for several decades in providing them with industry-leading technology design, manufacturing support, and supply-chain services," said Simon Yu, president of Arrow's components business in the Asia-Pacific region. "This recognition reinforces our commitment to guiding engineers, creators and makers in their pursuit to advance and transform technologies and innovations for a better tomorrow."

The distributor survey, conducted annually by ESM-China, a leading electronics technology media outlet in China, examines the current state of mainland China's electronics components distribution market and provides an overview of customer preferences when selecting a distributor. Ranking is primarily based on the voting of 18,000 ESM-China's readers and registered users.


"We would like to pay tribute to some of the most outstanding electronics and technology enterprises for their inspiring vision, best practices and leadership in nurturing a growing community of technology entrepreneurs and startups to thrive in the digital transformation of the industry." said Yorbe Zhang, head of content, ESM-China.

DJI, a successful technology startup established in China, has emerged to be a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. "We have been a trusted technology partner for many technology entrepreneurs and startups such as DJI in bringing their innovation to a global market space. We are excited to see that our extensive design and engineering support and leading supply chain expertise help DJI enhance their design-to-production capability, which enables more people to enjoy what they can do in life with DJI's innovative drone and camera technology," said Jacqueline Leung, Arrow's vice president, sales for Greater China components business.


"With our unparalleled commitment to research and development, a culture of constant innovation and curiosity, and a focus on transforming complex technology into easy-to-use devices, DJI has grown from a small team ten years ago to an industry leader capturing close to 70% market share1 with over 6,000 employees span across the Americas, Europe and Asia and a customer base of over 100 countries," said Oliver Wang, public relations director of DJI.



Simon Yu, president of Arrow Electronics' components business in the Asia-Pacific region



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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.


1 IDC "China Quarterly Aerial Photography Drone Tracker", 12 Feb 2016.


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