Future Electronics announces New Future Connectivity Division

Montreal, QC CANADA–(July 17, 2013) – Future Electronics, the world’s 3rd largest distributor of electronics components, has formally announced its new division, Future Connectivity Solutions. This new division provides dedicated Marketing, Sales, Technical Sales and solutions support for the rapidly growing machine-to-machine marketplace. Future Connectivity Solutions was announced earlier this week to employees worldwide and is being rolled out across all of the company’s operations over the coming weeks.

“Future Electronics has a long history of providing focused and dedicated support to emerging vertical segments such as solid-state lighting and energy solutions. We believe that our customers’ increasing desire to enhance wireless options for their own products validates the need for a unique and focused service model,” said Dan Casey, Executive Vice President of Global Engineering at Future Electronics.

Along with a dedicated product marketing team, Future Connectivity Solutions also has a team of dedicated Sales Managers and dedicated Wireless Advanced Engineers. “The availability of dedicated resources and highly specialized experts who completely understand the wireless ecosystem is something customers have requested and we are now delivering,” Casey added.

The new identity organizes and rationalizes the company’s wireless focus under a single division and allows it to provide the necessary guidance and support to its existing and emerging customer base. “We have the unique ability to customize our product offering and solution support to meet the varying capabilities of our customer base. Essentially, our product and design support ranges from wireless ICs to highly sophisticated modular solutions, regardless of the protocol,” explained Kelly Murphy, Director of Worldwide Marketing for Future Connectivity Solutions.

About Future Connectivity Solutions
Future Connectivity Solutions is the leading provider of wireless technologies, marketing services and engineering expertise designed to facilitate product development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of wireless components and solutions intended to help enable cost effective machine to machine solutions.

The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information visit: www.FutureElectronics.com/ConnectivitySolutions

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

Future Electronics Announces North American Distribution Agreement with Panasonic

Montreal, Canada – July 8, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced a new North American distribution agreement with Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America.

Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America (formerly Panasonic Industrial Company of America) is the advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R & D operations.

Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company provides cutting-edge components that power a diverse range of devices, electronics components, optical drives, semiconductors, card readers, and more.

Panasonic is a premier brand in passive and semiconductor products for application markets including computer components, consumer electronics, home appliances, business / retail, medical, government, alternative energy / smart grid, and LED lighting.

For more information about Panasonic products available through Future Electronics, including film capacitors, electrolytics, resisters, switches, Bluetooth RF modules, analog & discrete semiconductors, relays, connectors, and sensors, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Panasonic
Panasonic offers over 65,000 unique part numbers through Future Electronics, including passive components (capacitors, resistors, inductors, thermal protection, circuit protection, filters and magnetics), relays, sensors, switches, potentiometers, encoders, connectors, automation controls and wireless communication RF modules. Sourcing Panasonic through Future Electronics ensures expert design in and technical assistance required for your market and application.

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

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR AND FUTURE ELECTRONICS SIGN GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

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EDITORIAL/READER CONTACT:
Bruce Fienberg, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
Director, Corporate Communications
408.826.6150
Email: bruce.fienberg@latticesemi.com

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

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR AND FUTURE ELECTRONICS SIGN GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

HILLSBORO, OR – July 9, 2013 — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components, today announced a global distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement Future Electronics is authorized to sell Lattice’s complete portfolio of innovative low power, low cost FPGA, CPLD and programmable power management design solutions worldwide.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Lattice Semiconductor,” said Philippe Vauclair, Director of Programmable SoCs at Future Electronics. “Their product portfolio greatly expands the Future Electronics’ customer base and has had a tremendous amount of interest from our sales and engineering teams.”

“We are very happy to have Future Electronics as part of our technically focused, global distribution network,” said Tom Huffman, Director of Worldwide Distribution at Lattice. “Future’s demand creation expertise and global footprint align perfectly with our market strategy. We expect Future to significantly increase our design opportunity pipeline and take Lattice technologies into customers and markets that we have underpenetrated in the past.”

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 Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice is a service-driven developer of innovative low cost, low power programmable design solutions. For more information about how our FPGA, CPLD and programmable power management devices help our customers unlock their innovation, visit www.latticesemi.com. You can also follow us via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

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BRIDGELUX AND FUTURE ELECTRONICS SIGN GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR BRIDGELUX PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

Livermore, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Under the new agreement, Future Electronics’ lighting division, Future Lighting Solutions, will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment services for Bridgelux’s portfolio of LED products sold through distribution.

“We are very pleased to partner with a respected global partner that will broaden our reach into the rapidly emerging markets for LED lighting,” said Max Hong, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bridgelux. “With a world-class web platform, deep lighting application knowledge and leading global distribution capabilities, Future Lighting Solutions has distinguished itself as an innovative and extremely customer-focused organization, with strong demand creation programs. Combining Future Lighting Solutions’ leading-edge selling, marketing and technical support strengths with Bridgelux’s high performance LED technology portfolio will produce an alliance to accelerate the worldwide transformation to solid-state lighting.”

“Bridgelux’s innovative product offering targets the rapidly increasing demand for high quality, energy efficient internal and external LED lighting solutions for retail, commercial and residential environments,” said Jamie Singerman, Corporate Vice-President, Worldwide of Future Lighting Solutions. ‘The partnership with Bridgelux presents Future Lighting Solutions with significant growth opportunities by delivering access to an even broader base of customers. Innovative new Bridgelux® products such as the Vero™ array platform, complement our SSL product line, increasing our ability to deliver design solutions across a wider range of applications and markets for our global customers.

About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions is the leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools to facilitate application development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of LED system components, as well as integrated or customized solutions to enable cost effective, energy efficient lighting applications. From retrofitting bulbs to building LED systems from the ground up, we offer industry leading LEDs, optical solutions, power modules and ICs, passive and active thermal solutions, light engines, modular systems and remote phosphor technologies. Our world-class team of lighting experts, along with our global lighting resource centers, supply chain solutions and network of specialized partners, ensures the highest quality solid-state lighting solutions for customers. The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information visit: www.FutureLightingSolutions.com.

About Bridgelux
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com

Contact:
BRIDGELUX, INC.
Julie Still
Phone: 925.583.8650
E-mail: juliestill@bridgelux.com

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

Bridgelux and the stylized Bridgelux logo design are registered trademarks, and Vero is a trademark, of Bridgelux, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Future Electronics extends embedded computing offering after signing franchise agreement with TechNexion

Egham, UK – 03 July, 2013 – Future Electronics today announced that it has signed a worldwide franchise distribution agreement with embedded System-on-Module manufacturer TechNexion (www.technexion.com).

TechNexion manufacturers a wide range of embedded boards and System-on-Modules (SOM) featuring ARM-based processors from Texas Instruments, Freescale, and x86 processors from Intel. The company also supplies complete embedded systems, and touch-interface panel PCs and fanless systems.

For design engineers TechNexion provides ease to use development kits that include tested and verified versions of Linux and Android operating systems and Windows Embedded. This together with detailed high quality documentation, and hardware / software implementation examples assist engineers to quickly validate and implement the latest technology in their end equipment.

TechNexion’s commitment to technology development on behalf of the embedded design community has resulted in the introduction of the EDM standard, an open-source hardware and software interface between a system-on-module (SOM) board and a carrier board. This is the first standard interface to provide pin-to-pin and software compatibility between ARM and x86 SOM embedded modules.

Colin Weaving, European Technology Director of Future Electronics, said: ‘The embedded and industrial computing world is largely standards-based, and so the choice between one board or SOM supplier and another normally comes down to comparisons of price and quality. We think that TechNexion excels on both counts. It gives our customers a low-cost entry route into SOM solutions for industrial applications. And through the EDM interface, TechNexion provides an unusually easy way to extend, modify and customize its off-the-shelf hardware. This is why we are very happy to have signed this new distribution agreement with TechNexion.’

For more information about TechNexion and its products, go to www.technexion.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.

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