3DLabs extends channel embrace

Channel Flannel

3DLabs, the workstation graphics card designer, is opening its Wildcat Partner program to specialist system builders

Previously available only to tier-one OEMs, the scheme is now open to "exclusively to system integrators and OEMs who build high-end systems for graphics-intensive fields such as computer aided design (CAD), digital content creation (DCC), geophysical, medical and visual simulation".

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Avnet yesterday launched its enterprise systems distribution business, Hall-Mark, into Europe. The business is based upon two units acquired in last year's purchase of VEBA Electronics, from VEBA, the German conglomerate. These are Transformation Software in the UK, and Raab Karcher Electronics (RKE) in Germany. Avnet Hallmark Europe will flog enterprise storage and networking systems to the channel. And the boss is Rick Terry, who joins the company from ADIC.




Compaq UK's online marketplace has generated £5m-worth of RFPs(request for proposals) for resellers, since opening for business three months ago.


The Compaq Marketplace is built and maintained by Acequote. Resellers can use Compaq marketing funds for their annual subscription.




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