FUTURE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES THE USABLE LIGHT TOOL (ULT) VERSION 2.4, FOR UV AND HORTICULTURE APPLICATIONS

Montreal, QC – June 19, 2017 – Future Lighting Solutions, the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announces the inclusion of non-visible LEDs and horticultural LEDs to its Usable Light Tool (ULT). Available free of charge to engineers worldwide, the ULT enables lighting designers to simulate usable light from LEDs, allowing the user to make critical LED selection decisions.

The UV and IR markets are expected to grow significantly in the next five years. Customers need to have the ability to simulate non-visible LEDs in the same way as for visible LEDs. The ULT now has the ability to process non-visible LEDs such as UV-A, UV-B, UV-C and IR LEDs along with horticulture LEDs. Different LED vendors publish flux for horticulture LEDs in different units where the 3 options are µmol/s, mW, and lm, which until now, had made it difficult to compare performance between horticulture LED vendors.

“Users can now select LEDs with different flux units where the ULT will automatically convert the flux of the second LED to the unit of the first LED in order to generate an equivalent comparison,” said Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions.  “Making sense of µmol/s versus mW is now automatically processed, which will enable our customers to quickly and accurately select the most appropriate LED for meeting their needs,” added Durand.

For more information about the ULT, visit: http://www1.futurelightingsolutions.com/ULT/

About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools. Our mission is to facilitate application development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of LED system components, and integrated solutions that enable our customers to manufacture cost effective, energy efficient lighting applications.

 We provide a comprehensive range of LED light sources, including high-power LEDs, mid-power LEDs, low-power LEDS, COB, LED arrays, LED modules and LED light engines. Our portfolio is completed with a range of optical solutions, LED drivers, passive and active thermal solutions, connectors and controls.

Our world-class team of lighting experts, along with our global lighting resource centers, supply chain solutions and network of specialized partners, ensure the highest quality solid-state lighting solutions for customers.

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

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Future Electronics Named Distributor of the Year by Panasonic

Summary:
Future Electronics was named Distributor of the Year for 2016 by Panasonic for the third year in a row at EDS in Las Vegas.

Montreal, Canada – June 15, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was named the Americas Distributor of the Year for 2016 by Panasonic, for the third consecutive year.

The announcement was made at the recent EDS Summit held at The Mirage in Las Vegas from May 16-19, 2017. This is the first time that a distributor has won the award three years in a row.

“This achievement amplifies our position within Panasonic as a respected valuable global partner,” said Lucy Diodati, Supplier Development Manager for Future Electronics. “Panasonic is a tremendous brand and we are honored by the recognition of our performance in 2016.”

“Channel Partners are continuously measured by Panasonic by a detailed set of standards that go beyond increased sales revenue,” said Tony Tomasso, Director Sales and Marketing of the Components Sales Division for Panasonic. “To be named Distributor of the Year, distributors need to excel for Panasonic in other areas such as operational efficiency, marketing, support for new products and a host of other criteria. We are pleased to name Future Electronics Distributor of the Year for Fiscal 2016 as a result of their excellent partnership with Panasonic and we look forward to continued growth together.”

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 5,500 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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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 Announces Expanded Distribution Agreement with TAIYO YUDEN

MONTREAL – June 6,  2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a newly expanded distribution agreement with TAIYO YUDEN, a leading global supplier of high quality electronic components.

The distribution agreement covers North and South America, giving design engineers in the Americas valuable access to TAIYO YUDEN’s well-known brand of electronic components combined with Future’s full range of services.

Future Electronics’ 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. This partnership between Future and TAIYO YUDEN assists electronic manufacturers by offering certified solutions, optimizing their designs and critical supply needs.

TAIYO YUDEN is a worldwide electronic component manufacturer with a wide application base for their technology. They have achieved growth by undertaking the research, development, manufacture and sale of capacitors, inductors, circuit modules and energy devices. Future’s partnership will promote TAIYO YUDEN’s diversified line of highly technical electronic components, RF filters and wireless modules.

“Future Electronics is very proud and excited to expand our distribution agreement with TAIYO YUDEN to include the Americas. Our ever-growing customer base will now have a world leading supplier in TAIYO YUDEN to add to their choice of manufacturers while also benefiting from the best supply chain programs the distribution industry can offer,” said Jacques Hing, Corporate Vice-President of Future Electronics.

Osamu Takahashi, President of TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.) Inc., stated, “TAIYO YUDEN, as an electronic components manufacturer, aims to continually transform and approve our business model and build a stronger earnings structure. Specifically, we will increase the sales ratio in the IoT, Automotive and Industrial markets by making use of our strengths in product development. Along with these efforts, we will concentrate on creating new businesses that focus on high value-added products. Our newly formed relationship with Future Electronics is a critical part of this strategy for us in the Americas.”

For more information about Future Electronics and access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, including industry-leading products from TAIYO YUDEN, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About TAIYO YUDEN
TAIYO YUDEN is a worldwide electronic component manufacturer with a wide application base for their technology. Since their inception in 1950, they have achieved growth by undertaking the research, development, manufacture and sale of various types of electronic components. The source of the company’s strength comes from the undertaking of development starting from material development to product commercialization.

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 5,500 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