Microsemi and Future Electronics Announce Global Distribution Agreement

Customers to Benefit from Strong, Worldwide Technical Support

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June (20) 2013 ̶ Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Future Electronics, a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components, today announced that the two companies have entered into a broad-based, global distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Future will provide worldwide sales, design support and fulfillment services for Microsemi’s complete line of semiconductor systems solutions, excluding certain government products and services.

“The addition of Future Electronics as a global channel partner marks yet another step forward in our strategy to build a powerful, worldwide distribution network to better support the expanding business and technical needs of our customers,” said Michael G. Sivetts III, vice president of Worldwide Distribution Sales for Microsemi. “We look forward to forging a strong relationship with the Future Electronics team and driving growth opportunities for both companies while expanding our global customer footprint.”

“Microsemi has an extensive portfolio of unique, high-performance semiconductor systems solutions that are a great match with our current line card and our customer base, particularly in the industrial sector,” said Matthew Rotholz, director of marketing, Analog and Power Products for Future Electronics. “Microsemi products are available from Future Electronics now, and we’re currently holding a series of technical training programs to bring our applications engineering and embedded system designers up-to-speed on Microsemi’s solutions as quickly as possible.”

Microsemi’s product offering includes many industry-leading products. Examples include:
· SmartFusion®2 System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGAs and IGLOO®2 FPGAs devices
· Mixed-signal analog RF power amplifiers (PAs) and front-end modules (FEMs)
· Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ICs and midspans
· Power/RF discretes and modules
· Communication interface, synchronization and timing products

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

About Future Electronics
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, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

EDITORIAL CONTACTS:
Gwen Carlson, Microsemi
Director, Corporate Communications
949.380.6135
Email: press@microsemi.com

Martin H. Gordon, Future Electronics
Director, Corporate Communications
514.694.7710 ext. 2236
Email: martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Adds “How to Select the Right Light Sensor for Your Application” to Video Series

Montreal, Canada – June 18, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added another how-to video to its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Light Sensor for Your Application” has been launched, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

A light sensor is an electronic device used to detect light. There are many different types of light sensors, each of which works in a slightly different way.

A photocell or photo resistor is a small sensor which changes its resistance when light shines on it. It is used in many consumer products to determine the intensity of light. A CCD, or charged coupled device, transports electrically charged signals and can be found in digital cameras and night-vision devices. Photomultipliers detect light and multiply it.

Devices that include light sensors have several uses in scientific applications and in everyday consumer products. A light sensor may be part of a safety or security device like a garage door opener or a burglary alarm. These devices often work by shining a beam of light from one sensor to another. If this light is interrupted, the garage door won’t close or the alarm will sound. Several modern electronics, including TV’s, computers and wireless phones use ambient light sensors in order to automatically control the brightness of a screen in situations where light intensity is high or low. These light sensors can detect the amount of light in a room and raise or lower the brightness to a more comfortable level. Light sensors can also be used in order to automatically turn on lights outside or inside a business or a home at night. Barcode scanners also work using light sensor technology.

“How to Select the Right Light Sensor for Your Application” can be found at: http://youtu.be/QmHbSa5oe44.

Many helpful videos have been recently added, with more being launched on a regular ongoing basis. For more information about light sensors, motion light sensors, light sensor switches, outdoor light sensors, ambient light sensors, outside light sensors, security light sensors, traffic light sensors, light sensor circuits, automatic light sensors, light sensor programming, and light sensor chips, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/Search.aspx?dsNav=Ntk:PlainTextSearch%7cLight+Sensor%7c3%7c,Ny:True,Nea:True,N:639.

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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, visit FutureElectronics.com.

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

“How to Select the Right Silicon Microphone for Your Application” A New Video by Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – June 17, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added another how-to video to its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Silicon Microphone for Your Application” has been launched, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

A silicon microphone is a type of acoustic sensor. Acoustic sensors detect sound, or mechanical vibration, producing an electrical signal representing the sound or vibration detected. A silicon microphone, also known as a MEMS, or Micro Electrical-Mechanical System microphone, contains a pressure sensitive diaphragm etched directly into silicon through MEMS processing technology.

Sensitivity is a measure of the weakest detectable sound field strength, in decibels. For silicon microphones, sensitivity is a measure of the microphone output response to the acoustic pressure of a 1kHz 94dB SPL sine wave. It is referenced to the output Full Scale Range, or FSR, of the microphone. Sound Pressure Level, or SPL, is defined as the level of the pressure deviation from the local ambient pressure caused by sound waves. It indicates the loudness of sound, in decibels. Signal-to-Noise Ratio, or SNR, is a measure of the difference in level between the output response of a 1kHz 94dB SPL sine wave and the idle noise output, in decibels.

With the help of advanced MEMS processing technologies, silicon microphones offer advantages of smaller size and higher overall performance compared to the popular electret condenser microphone.

Silicon microphones are gaining popularity due to the small size and overall performance compared to other types of traditional microphone technologies, especially in high density and high performance applications like cell phones, cameras, audio players, portable navigation systems and other accessories.

“How to Select the Right Silicon Microphone Sensor for Your Application” can be found on Future Electronic YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/yuZOVJ3jE2E

Many helpful videos have been recently added, with more being launched on a regular ongoing basis. For more information about mems sensors, audio sensors, mems microphones, microphone mems, mems devices, mems devices, microphone chips, vibration microphones, mems manufacturing, mems cost, mems manufacturers, mems products, silicon microphones, acoustic pressure sensors, mems microphone applications, mems microphone fabrication, mems microphone manufacturers , the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/Search.aspx?dsNav=Ntk:PartNumberSearch%7csilicon+microphone%7c1%7c,Ny:True,Nea:True

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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

Sales Achievement Award – TDK Recognizes Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada – June 13, 2013 – TDK Corporation recognized Future Electronics for its outstanding sales growth in the fiscal year 2013. The company was presented with the Sales Achievement award during the EDS 2013 trade show held at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

The award, which was presented to Future Electronics’ top management on May 8th, recognizes the distributor’s significant sales growth of both the TDK and EPCOS brands of electronic components during the past fiscal year. “We presented the award to Future for their great sales success in North America and for their significant contribution to the success of the TDK Group in our last fiscal year,” stated Jon Nelson, President and CEO, TDK Corporation of America.

“We are truly honored and proud to accept this award. The Future Electronics team is committed to continue growing our sales for the entire TDK and EPCOS product portfolio. The results achieved in 2012 reflect exactly that commitment,” said Jacques Hing, Worldwide Corporate Director of Marketing, Passives at Future Electronics.

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About Future Electronics
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, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK’s portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems which are marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2013, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.1 billion and employed about 80,000 people worldwide

Media Contacts:
Mrs. Sara M. LAMBETH
TDK Corporation of America
Richardson, TX/ USA
+1 972-409-4519
Sara.lambeth@us.tdk.com

Mr. Martin H. GORDON
Future Electronics
Canada
+1 514-694-2671 (ext 2236)
Martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Adds “How to Select the Right Magnetometer for Your Application” to Video Series

Montreal, Canada – June 12, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added another how-to video to its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Magnetometer for Your Application” has been launched, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

A magnetometer is a device that can measure magnetic field strength or direction. Combined with other sensing devices and microprocessors, electronic compasses, remote control or location-based service can be achieved.

MEMS magnetometers, which measure the magnetic field strength or direction, can acquire accurate orientation-independent compass heading information when used in conjunction with a three axis accelerometer.

Magnetometers are used in Mobile phones, Remote controls, Tablets and Navigation and Gaming devices. They can also be found in Automotive applications such as Steering angle, pedal position, seat position, battery current monitoring, charge level indication and hybrid vehicle battery control systems.

The video explains the various kinds of magnetometers, discusses how they are used and demonstrates how to use various parameters on the company’s website to find the right magnetometer for your application.
“How to Select the Right Magnetometer for Your Application” can be found at: http://youtu.be/-iGW1NACJxc

Many helpful videos have been recently added, with more being launched on a regular ongoing basis. For more information about magnetometers, magnetic sensors, magnetic field sensors, magnetometry, electromagnetic field meters, electromagnetic field detectors, magnoresistive sensors, magnetometer sensors, marine magnetometers, magnetometer circuits, compass magnetometers, mems magnetometers, handheld magnetometers, hall effect magnetometers, triaxial magnetometers, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit Future Electronics YouTube channel.

About Future Electronics
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 further information, please contact:
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com.
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

How to Select the Right Digital Pressure Sensor for Your Application: A New Future Electronics Video

Montreal, Canada – June 11, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced the addition of another video in its how-to series on selecting the right electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Digital Pressure Sensor for Your Application” is now available, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company’s YouTube channel.

A pressure sensor is a device that generates an electrical signal as a function of the pressure measured in a media. Various technologies can be used to measure pressure, for example piezoelectric, piezoresistive strain gage, capacitive or electromagnetic.

Pressure sensors are commonly divided into five types, according to the relative way in which they measure pressure, which also implies the environment to which one or both sides of the pressure sensor element is exposed to. An absolute pressure sensor measures relative to a perfect vacuum. A gauge sensor measures pressure relative to atmospheric pressure. A differential sensor measures the pressure’s difference between two fluid ports. A sealed sensor is combination of a gauge and absolute pressure sensors. A vacuum sensor is intended to measure pressure relative to and below atmospheric pressure.

Digital pressure sensors are used in atmospheric or altitude measurement such as barometers and weather balloons. They are also found in engine control, pneumatic and hydraulic machines. They can also be used in process monitoring and control applications such as compressor controls and tank liquid level monitoring. In medical devices they are used in wrist and arm-cuff blood pressure instruments, hospital beds and respiratory equipment. Digital pressure sensors are also used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications.

“How to Select the Right Digital Pressure Sensor for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/dvRD758rJKY

Many helpful videos have been recently added, with more being launched on a regular ongoing basis. For more information about pressure sensors, oil pressure sensors, fuel pressure sensors, air pressure switches, water pressure gauges, digital pressure gauges, fuel tank pressure sensors, electronic pressure sensors, barometric pressure sensors, atmospheric pressure sensors, absolute pressure sensors, fluid pressure sensors, digital barometric pressure sensors, digital water pressure sensors, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: Future Electronics YouTube channel.

About Future Electronics
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, visit FutureElectronics.com.

For further information, please contact:

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

Future Electronics Has Immediate Availability of World’s Broadest USB Portfolio from Cypress

Montreal, Canada – June 10, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the world’s broadest USB portfolio from Cypress, providing industry leading quality, extensive design resources and worldwide support for all kinds of USB applications.

USB is the most successful peripheral interconnect and is heavily adopted in consumer electronics and PC peripherals. USB3.0 is the next revolution in the wired USB market, offering the same ease of use and flexibility that users have become comfortable with, but at the much higher data rate of 5Gbps. The USB3.0 specification also delivers excellent power management, which is very important for “Sync & Go” applications that need to maintain long battery life.

Cypress entered the USB market in 1996 with the goal of “Making USB Universal®” and has since become the leading USB device supplier in a wide variety of applications. Cypress offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of USB devices, including low-, full-, and high-speed controllers, embedded hosts, hubs, application specific bridges, transceivers and wireless solutions.

Cypress’s well established portfolio includes enCoRe™ and EZ-USB® USB controllers, West Bridge® peripheral controllers and WirelessUSB™ 2.4-GHz radios. The company’s hallmark USB device, the EZ-USB FX2 controller, provides unparalleled flexibility to customers seeking to add USB to new applications.

Cypress also provides the industry’s most comprehensive USB software support, reference designs and driver suites. This “whole product” support enables customers to bring USB-enabled products to market faster and has helped to forge long-lasting relationships with leading manufacturers worldwide.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Cypress’s comprehensive USB portfolio, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Has Stock of Hittite SPDT Switches Reducing Signal Loss, Noise, Interference

Montreal, Canada – June 5, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of new Hittite SPDT Switches designed to reduce signal loss, minimize noise and interference and operate at high frequencies and power levels.

Hittite Microwave Corporation is a world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets. Their GaAs pHEMT SPDT (Single Pole, Double Throw) MMIC Switch is ideal for automotive telematics, private mobile radio (PMR), cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and test equipment applications from DC to 6 GHz.

The HMC849LP4CE is a low loss, high linearity GaAs pHEMT SPDT MMIC switch for use in transmit and receive applications which require wide bandwidth and high isolation. This versatile switch is ideal for cellular/LTE/4G infrastructure applications offering up to 60 dB isolation and +52 dBm input IP3, with insertion loss as low as 0.8 dB. Power handling is excellent up through the 5 – 6 GHz WiMAX band with the switch offering a P1dB compression point of +32 dBm. In addition, the HMC849LP4CE features on-chip circuitry which accepts a single positive control voltage of 0/+3V or 0/+5V at very low DC currents. An enable input (EN) set to logic high will put the switch in an “all off” state with both outputs terminated into 50 Ohms. Conveniently housed in a RoHS compliant, 4×4 mm QFN SMT package, the HMC849LP4CE complements Hittite’s broad line of SPST and SPNT switch products with frequency coverage up to 86 GHz.

Hittite’s HMC536MS8G is a Positive Control, DC to 6 GHz, GaAs MMIC T/R Switch in an 8 lead MSOP8G SMT package with an exposed ground paddle. This switch is ideal for WiMAX and Fixed Wireless applications, featuring low 0.5 dB insertion loss and high 26 dB isolation. Power handling is excellent up through 6 GHz with a P1dB compression point of +37 dBm, and +52 dBm input IP3. The HMC536MS8G offers 30 nS switching speeds and operates with either 0/+3V or 0/+5V control logic.

The HMC214MS8, also from Hittite, is a High IP3 GaAs MMIC Mixer in an 8 lead MSOP SMT package and covers 2.4 – 4.0 GHz. Excellent input IP3 performance of +34 dBm for down-conversion, and +31 dBm for up-conversion is provided for WiMAX and other 3.5 GHz Fixed Wireless applications. The HMC214MS8 offers wide IF bandwidth of DC to 1 GHz and high LO to IF and LO to RF isolations of 25 to 30 dB, while requiring no external matching components and no DC bias.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about Hittite SPDT Switches, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Has Immediate Availability of 3rd Generation SupIRBuck of International Rectifier

Montreal, Canada – June 04, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of  the SupIRBuck Series from International Rectifier, with third generation, highly integrated, feature rich SupIRBuck point-of-load voltage regulators in stock and ready for immediate shipment.

International Rectifier is a world leader in power management technology, offering its third generation of integrated, feature-rich SupIRBuck® synchronous buck voltage regulators designed to address the new requirements of emerging energy efficient netcom, server and storage applications.

The new SupIRBuck single output devices feature a newly patented modulator scheme that generates the industry’s smallest, jitter free pulse widths. The ability to generate narrow pulses coupled with robust source/sync current handling capability makes this family ideal for generating DDR memory termination voltage directly from 12Vin.

With this third generation of SupIRBuck devices, IR has addressed the challenges of high frequency, narrow duty cycle operation. By dramatically reducing jitter for pulse widths as small as 50ns, IR has enabled customers to have higher closed loop bandwidth resulting in even better transient response and lower output capacitance. In addition, the integration of a smart LDO has further increased the SupIRBuck’s industry leading efficiency within the same compact footprint” said Cecilia Contenti, IR’s POL Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Power Business Unit.

In addition to standard SupIRBuck features of switching frequency up to 1.5MHz, pre-biased start-up, input voltage aware enable, tracking and programmable power-good, these third generation SupIRBuck devices offer a host of additional features and improvements compared with previous generation devices to address the needs of telecom, netcom, server and storage customers including reference voltage accuracy of 0.5%, enhanced line/load regulation with input voltage feed-forward and thermal compensation for current limit. Other enhancements include analog input for margining, PLL for smooth external frequency synchronization, start/stop ramp and minimum input voltage of 1.0V.

The IR3894 and IR3895 SupIRBuck voltage regulators and trackers integrate IR’s latest generation high performance controller with power MOSFETs in a slim PQFN 5x6mm package, and deliver 12A and 16A output current respectively to achieve more than 96% peak efficiency. The IR3897, IR3898 and IR3899 deliver 4A, 6A and 9A respectively in a 4x5mm package. These are ideal for low duty cycle single input applications, from 5V or 6.8V to 21V with operating junction temperatures of -40oC to 125oC. The common footprint of the devices provides design flexibility and allows cut-and-paste layout for fast time-to-market.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about International Rectifier’s third generation SupIRBuck Series, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Offers Immediate Availability of TE CoolSplice Connectors

Montreal, Canada – June 03, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of CoolSplice connectors from TE.

TE Connectivity’s (TE) CoolSplice connectors are designed to connect a pair of discrete wires, or a twin cord cable in line to a pair of discrete wires or twin cord cables. The insulation displacement, free hanging connectors are available in either 18 AWG or 20-22 AWG stranded or solid wire in unsealed and sealed, color coded configurations.

TE’s CoolSplice connectors eliminate the need to pre-strip the insulation from the wire conductors and provide a visual controlled termination. The push connect buttons provide a more ergonomic wire termination than conventional twist-on wire connectors/nuts (marrettes). The slim, symmetrical contoured, snag resistant connectors fit through a 16.00mm [0.630] diameter hole or PVC tube.

Featuring simple push button termination, reliable insulation displacement technology, left/right side independent terminations, TE’s CoolSplice connectors have a slim-symmetrical glossy appearance and are available in sealed and unsealed versions.

Typical applications include outdoor architectural lighting, commercial display cabinet lighting, commercial refrigeration lighting, residential and office furniture lighting, and security/alarm systems. To order or for more information about CoolSplice connectors, simple push button termination, insulation displacement, and independent termination, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com