Like many of the engineers enlisted at congatec, Bryan Lin, VP of Sales and Marketing, Asia, at congatec has roots in the embedded board space that can be traced back to Kontron and Advantech, but his mission with congatec is a new one – bring high-end embedded modules to the typically low-margin APAC market. To achieve this, Lin and his team are working to establish the German company’s quality reputation in the Far East through the company’s selection of computers-on-module (COMs), the only board type they offer, as well as congatec’s global design and full lifecycle support.
Lin admits, as others did, that the future of the IPC market lies in customization and services, whereas in the past it has focused on standards. With this in mind, congatec has equipped itself and its clients with both ARM and x86 capabilities, evident in their Qseven and COM Express products. Specifically, the conga-QA3 Qseven COM is part of an IoT starter kit that includes the “Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT” package, individually available starting around $1,000.