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Symmetry Electronics Announces Distribution Agreement with Open-Source Manufacturer SparkFun Electronics

Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 2024 – Symmetry Electronics, a Division of Braemac, today announced a distribution agreement with SparkFun Electronics, a renowned provider of open-source electronic parts and solutions. This agreement serves as a strategic move to further expand Symmetry’s offerings by incorporating SparkFun’s extensive portfolio of components, sensors, and IoT solutions.

As a valued member of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG), Symmetry’s strategic integration with Braemac has further solidified their position as a comprehensive global electronic component distributor and value-added services provider.

Leveraging over 20 years of industry expertise, SparkFun is committed to making technology accessible to everyone by providing tools, hardware, and resources to ‘broaden access to innovative technology.’

Symmetry Electronics has an established ecosystem of fortified partnerships with industry-leading suppliers, including Digi International. SparkFun is a Digi International Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for OEMs. Their VAR collaboration will benefit Symmetry’s customer base with an enhanced portfolio of IoT devices like the Digi XBee® 3.

Demonstrated at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Digi modeled eight use cases for the Digi XBee 3 Low Power LTE-M/NB-IoT Global Modem when paired with SparkFun’s Digi XBee Development Board, Qwiic® ecosystem components, and Digi Remote Manager®. The applications and use cases included:

  • Noise monitoring and predictive maintenance
  • Actuating
  • Connected agriculture/monitoring irrigation
  • Weight measurement
  • Access control/identification with RFID
  • Asset tracking
  • SMS texting
  • Heart rate monitoring

Symmetry Electronics’ Senior Director of Product & Supplier Marketing, Stephan Buba, expressed enthusiasm regarding the agreement, stating, “We are excited to add SparkFun to our line card. SparkFun’s open-source technologies and dedication to educating the industry perfectly aligns with Symmetry’s values. Together, we are prepared to arm the community with solutions and tools that will bolster successful deployments.”

“We are thrilled to work with Symmetry Electronics to expand distribution of SparkFun products globally,” says SparkFun Chief Business Development Officer Jahnell Pereira. “Symmetry's footprint in the industrial space, particularly for wifi and IoT solutions, complements our commitment to accelerating R&D and prototyping and making it easier to adopt emerging technologies into final designs."

This collaboration marks a significant step forward for both Symmetry Electronics and SparkFun. Both companies are poised to deliver enhanced solutions and further reach a wider customer base. With a shared commitment to innovation and accessibility, Symmetry and SparkFun are well-positioned to shape the future of technology, making it more approachable and impactful for individuals and industries alike. This partnership stands as a testament to the power of collaboration in driving progress and advancing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of electronics.

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About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

About SparkFun Electronics


Since 2003, SparkFun has been helping turn ideas into reality. We believe new technology makes great ideas happen. No matter your vision, our open-source tools, documentation, and online tutorials make emerging technology easy to use, and the road to a finished project shorter, visit www.sparkfun.com.

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