Murata expands North American distribution agreement with Future Electronics

Focus On Power Products For Industrial Applications, Lighting and Energy Markets

Smyrna, GA, January 5, 2012 – Murata Electronics North America today announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Future Electronics, Inc. to include the company’s power solutions offerings. Future Electronics has significant experience in the industrial applications, lighting and energy markets, which is coupled with class-leading sales training, logistical resources and solutions support. This agreement builds on a relationship with the distributor that was first established in 1994.

“This expanded arrangement is a further step in the alignment of our sales channel in North America. Future Electronics has a proven record of servicing our customers with our entire portfolio of passive electronic components. The addition of Murata’s power products is a natural extension,” stated Tony Coalson, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Murata Electronics North America.

We are very pleased to be launching the expansion of the Murata franchise to include the extensive product line of Murata Power Solutions,” said Jodie Metsos, Director, Product Marketing for Future Electronics. “This line has had a tremendous amount of interest from our sales and engineering teams and most importantly, our customers. “

About Murata Electronics North America (www.murata-northamerica.com)

Murata Electronics North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., whose global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan. Established in 1944, Murata Manufacturing is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale of ceramic based passive electronic components and power supply modules. With annual revenues in excess of $7 billion dollars, Murata is committed to the environmentally conscious development and stable supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Products include: monolithic ceramic capacitors, polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors, electric double layer energy device (EDLC), noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters, inductors, resistor products, resonators, filters, RF components, communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, power supplies, sound components, piezo actuators, micromechatronics products, ceramic applied products, and RFID solutions. Murata’s products are found in a wide range of applications including consumer, mobile communications, computers and networking equipment, automotive electronics, advanced metering equipment, digital home electronics, lighting and illumination, and lifestyle healthcare devices. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

About Future Electronics (www.FutureElectronics.com)

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®.

For more information:

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com