Future Electronics Announces Launch of Microsemi’s Lowest Power and Cost-Optimized PolarFire FPGAs

Montreal, Canada – February 15, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced the launch of Microsemi’s new mid-range PolarFire field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

The new PolarFire FPGAs from Microsemi offer the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities and provide a cost-optimized FPGA product family targeted for access networks, wireless infrastructure, defense, commercial aviation and industry 4.0 markets.

Offering up to 50 percent lower power than competing mid-range FPGAs,  Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs deliver 500K logic elements (LEs) and 12.7 Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) transceivers with class-leading small form factors and high security.

Microsemi has been delivering programmable logic for over 28 years.
With the introduction of PolarFire FPGAs, Microsemi is now a broad line FPGA supplier with the ablity to support devices from 1K to 500K LEs.  Its IGLOO™, ProAsic3, IGLOO2, SmartFusion™2 and PolarFire FPGAs deliver industry-leading power efficiency, security and reliability, all with instant-on and non-volatile technologies.

“Future Electronics’ engineering customers are continually finding great success utilizing our IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2-based Creative Board for Microsemi’s FPGAs. The new PolarFire family’s unbelievably low power consumption — even with the transceiver operating at 12.7 Gpbs data rates — and powerful Libero SoC PolarFire design tool represent a massively disruptive technology in the mid-range density FPGA market.  PolarFire FPGAs open the door for engineers to utilize Microsemi’s highly differentiated FPGA technology in more applications than ever before,” explained Todd Baker, Corporate VP of Engineering for Future Electronics.

Baker continued, “Future Electronics is proud to collaborate with Microsemi in bringing the PolarFire FPGA launch to our broad customer base and I have no doubt that design engineers are going to find tremendous value in this cost-optimized, low power, mid-range density FPGA family.”

For more information about Future Electronics, visit:
www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 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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FUTURE ELECTRONICS
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Future Electronics invites engineers to Industry 4.0 seminar to preview new technologies for motor drives, sensing, control and connectivity

Future Electronics invites engineers to Industry 4.0 seminar to preview new technologies for motor drives, sensing, control and connectivity
‘Lösungen für Industrieelektronik im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0’ event in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia includes an exclusive tour of WAGO’s state-of-the-art factory

Egham, UK, December 2016 – Future Electronics, founded in 1968 by company president Robert Miller and now a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronics components, today announced that it is inviting applications from OEM design engineers and engineering managers to attend an ‘Industry 4.0’ seminar on 22 February 2017 in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The all-day seminar is intended for engineering professionals at companies working in the field of industrial and factory automation. It is also open to final-year engineering students. After a keynote speech by an expert from Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, they may choose to attend sessions in one of four technical streams: motor control, sensing and predictive maintenance, embedded control and displays, or wired and wireless connectivity.

Future Electronics is co-hosting the seminar with interconnect manufacturer WAGO Kontakttechnik, and the seminar will include a one-hour tour of the WAGO factory in Minden to provide a real-life example of the application of the latest Industry 4.0 technology.

The sessions will be presented by engineering experts from semiconductor manufacturers including ON Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Microchip and ROHM Semiconductor and by field applications engineers and market specialists from Future Electronics and WAGO.

At the end of the day, all those attending will be entitled to claim a free development kit suitable for their current or next development project. The seminar itself is also free of charge.

Martin Schiel, Vertical Segment Manager for Industrial Automation at Future Electronics (EMEA), said: ‘There is great scope today for industrial automation equipment to reduce factory downtime, raise energy efficiency, lower operating costs and improve productivity by embedding sensing and intelligence everywhere in the factory. This means that there is more pressure than ever before on the makers of factory and industrial automation equipment to make their products fit for Industry 4.0. The learning, networking and experiences that visitors to the WAGO/Future Electronics seminar will gain will help them be ready for the next wave of innovation in the factory equipment sector.’

The venue for the event is the conference centre at WAGO’s headquarters in Minden. The centre includes a meeting space for students attending the event, where they may learn more about WAGO and about Future Electronics.

Spaces are strictly limited, and those who are interested in attending are urged to apply immediately, at http://de.futureelectronics.com/de/promotions/eands/Seiten/L%C3%B6sungenf%C3%BCrIndustrieelektronikimZeitaltervonIndustrie40.aspx.

For more information or to ask a question, e-mail martin.schiel@futureelectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronics components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada and operating in 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.

The company’s success is largely built upon its commitment to maintain close business partnerships with suppliers and customers, coupled with the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle.

Future Electronics is globally integrated, supported by one worldwide IT infrastructure which provides real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide.

Future Electronics boasts the most knowledgeable sales team and provides the most advanced engineering/design capabilities and technical solutions, award-winning customer service, best in class global trade compliance program, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world.

Offering the industry’s highest level of overall service, including customer-specific programs and processes, and worldwide e-commerce support, the company’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.
Website: www.futureelectronics.com

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Future Electronics and Microsemi Offer Free Seminars for Designing with IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 Creative Development Kits

Summary: Future Electronics and Microsemi are offering a free “Creative Seminar Series” for designing with IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA technology.

Montreal, Canada – February 13, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, and Microsemi Corporation have announced a series of free seminars on designing with Microsemi’s IGLOO™2 and SmartFusion™2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.

The one-day hands-on workshops are based on Microsemi’s leading-edge IGLOO2 FPGA and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA technologies, highlighting the benefits of Future’s newly available Microsemi IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 Creative Development Kit.

Participants will learn about the many benefits of Microsemi’s Libero SoC Design Suite, a comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development toolset for designing with Microsemi’s power-efficient FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. Attendees will receive a complimentary Creative Development Kit from Future Electronics, to enable the development of their own SoC designs.

“We are very excited to collaborate with Microsemi on another series of workshops to promote the Future Electronics – Microsemi Creative Development Board featuring Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGA and SmartFusion2 SoC technology,” said Karim Yasmine, Corporate Vice President at Future Electronics.

Upcoming Creative Seminar Series dates include:

  • March 9, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN
  • March 21, 2017 in Rochester, NY
  • March 22, 2017 in Syracuse, NY
  • March 23, 2017 in Denver, CO
  • March 28, 2017 in Huntsville, AL
  • April 5, 2017 in Seattle, WA
  • April 5, 2017 in Clearwater, FL
  • April 6, 2017 in Orlando, FL
  • April 18, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ

For more information on seminar locations, times and Register,  visit http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/promotions/EventsAndSeminars/Pages/MicrosemiIGLOO2.aspx.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 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.

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