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

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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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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.

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Future Electronics Announces Immediate Availability of Microsemi’s PFX Fanout PCIe Switch Family

Montreal, Canada – June 1, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate shipping availability of Microsemi’s family of Switchtec™ PFX Fanout PCIe Switches.

The new Gen3 PCIe Switches from Microsemi provide up to 60% lower system power, and utilize 75% fewer chips in many common use cases.  Additionally, the PFX Switches offer 2x the port density as well as advanced error containment (DPC, eDPC and CTS), diagnostics and debug capabilities.

Microsemi Switchtec™ PFX Fanout PCIe Switches provide the industry’s highest density, lowest power PCIe switch for data center, communications, defense and industrial applications. With simple hardware configuration, advanced diagnostics and debug capabilities, the PFX enables PCIe solutions for a wide variety of systems requiring low power and high-reliability PCIe switching.
The Switchtec PFX family comprises switches from 24 lanes to 96 lanes, providing the most flexible port bifurcation in the industry, from x2 to x16 lanes per port; the highest port and non-transparent bridge (NTB) density, with up to 48 ports and 48 NTBs; the highest switch partition density, with up to 24 for efficient use of system resources; advanced error containment and surprise-plug and unplug support to prevent system crashes; advanced diagnostics and debug features to identify, diagnose and fix problems; and SRIS for cabled PCIe and lower cost system designs.

Future Electronics has a complete available-to-sell offering of Microsemi switches, including the PM8536B-FEI, PM8535B-FEI, PM8534B-FEI, PM8533B-F3EI, PM8532B-F3EI, PM8531B-F3EI. Evaluation cards for the devices are also available for sale. For more information about Microsemi’s Switchtec PFX family and the entire portfolio of Microsemi products available through 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
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514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Named Distributor of the Year by Vishay

Montreal, Canada – May 19, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was named Passives Distributor of the Year, Actives Distributor of the Year, and Overall Distributor of the Year for 2016 by Vishay for the Americas.

The announcement was made at the recent Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) held at The Mirage in Las Vegas from May 16-19, 2017. This is the first time that one distributor has won all three awards in the same year.

“Future Electronics and Vishay have had a close and mutually rewarding partnership for many years,” said David Valetta, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Vishay. “These awards are well deserved in recognition of outstanding support for Vishay and for superior business performance, and I thank Future for their efforts and commitment.”

“This is a truly fantastic achievement and we are very proud to have been honored by the Vishay management team. It has been a collaborative effort between our Marketing, Sales, Engineering and Operational teams. It also would not have been possible without the management support from Vishay. They have led from the top and pushed the message of support down to their teams in sales and within the product divisions,” said Karim Yasmine, Vice-President of Supplier Development for Future Electronics.

Yasmine added, “2017 is also shaping up to be a strong year, and we look forward to keeping the momentum going.”

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
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Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Lighting Solutions Releases Largest Ever All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide

MONTREAL, CANADA (May 19, 2017) – Future Lighting Solutions is pleased to announce the release of its 12th annual All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide. This definitive resource guide details the complete product offering for solid-state lighting solutions. LEDs, drivers, optics, thermals and wireless controls and accessories are all included in this comprehensive solid-state lighting guide.

The guide features a broad range of industry–leading suppliers and covers all the latest available solid-state lighting products and technologies.

“The 2017 guide encompasses over 300 pages and represents our most complete and ambitious guide ever. This is an invaluable resource for engineers and buyers alike,” said Jamie Singerman, Corporate Vice-President, Future Lighting Solutions.

The guide will also be published in multiple languages including simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Free copies of the guide are available by request by e-mailing Jasmine.Kim@FutureElectronics.com, or by downloading the file at FutureLightingSolutions.com.

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.

Future Lighting Solutions Media Contacts:
Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Africa
Jasmine Kim
Jasmine.Kim@FutureElectronics.com

Asia Pacific
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Future Electronics Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Rigado

Montreal, Canada – May 18,  2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently signed a new global distribution agreement with Rigado. Rigado offers integrated IoT solutions, including certified wireless modules, configurable IoT gateways and cloud-based management tools.

The full Rigado portfolio of products and services will be supported by Future’s RF/Wireless division, Future Connectivity Solutions.

“Future Connectivity Solutions has made some significant investments in both technical and marketing support in all regions. We believe that their model and structure will provide a significant boost to our global footprint,” said Kevin Tate, CRO of Rigado. “We look forward to leveraging their technical expertise in positioning and support of our IoT solutions.”

“The addition of Rigado to our already strong RF/Wireless Module portfolio allows us to better support the NXP Semiconductor family of wireless chipsets,” said Matthew Rotholz, Vice President, Marketing for Future Connectivity Solutions. “The need for embedded technology is continuously advancing as customers are under significant pressure to shorten design cycles.”

For more information about Rigado products available through Future Electronics, please visit: www.FutureElectronics.com/Rigado

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, and 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.

About Rigado
Rigado provides integrated IoT solutions for a connected world. Their wireless modules, configurable gateways and cloud-based tools power solutions for consumer, commercial & industrial IoT. Rigado is headquartered in Oregon, USA.

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Future Electronics Announces New PSoC 6 Microcontroller Architecture from Cypress

Montreal, Canada – May 11, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced it will be carrying the new PSoC® 6 microcontroller from Cypress Semiconductor Corp., with samples available now, and full production planned for the fourth quarter of 2017.

The new PSoC 6 offers the lowest power and most flexible MCU architecture in the industry, and sets a new standard for battery-powered, secure IoT devices. Its game-changing architecture uses a dual-core ARM® Cortex®-M processing platform and integrates critical hardware-based security and connectivity for the Internet of Things.

The new architecture from Cypress is built on an ultra-low-power 40-nm process technology, delivering the industry’s lowest power and most flexibility, with integrated security features required for next-generation IoT devices. The architecture fills a gap in the IoT solution space between power-hungry and higher-cost application processors and performance-challenged, single-core MCUs, with its dual-core ARM® Cortex®-M4 and Cortex®-M0+ architecture, enabling designers to optimize both power and performance.

“With billions of potential vulnerabilities, security is paramount and the need to design in security at the lowest level in an IoT device is more important than ever,” said John Weil, Vice President of the MCU Business Unit at Cypress. “We built PSoC 6 to enable our customers to protect their products from cyber-attacks while at the same time empowering them to create new, innovative IoT devices leveraging the ultra-low-power, flexible and easy-to-use PSoC architecture.”

To stay informed, learn more and have a chance to win a development kit, join the PSoC 6 Early Adopter Community today.

To find out more information about Cypress products available through Future Electronics, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Cypress
Cypress is the leader in advanced embedded system solutions for the world’s most innovative automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. Cypress’ programmable systems-on-chip, general-purpose microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-based connectivity solutions and reliable, high-performance memories help engineers design differentiated products and get them to market first. Cypress is committed to providing customers with the best support and engineering resources on the planet enabling innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers to disrupt markets and create new product categories in record time.

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
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Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Announces Franchise Extension of Global Distribution Agreement with Sunon Inc.

MONTREAL – May 4, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a franchise extension of the company’s distribution agreement with Sunon Inc., to include EMEA and Asia.

Sunon Inc. is a leader in the field of cooling solution technologies. Sunon’s Research Center has accumulated 30 years of experience in product development. Backed by advanced simulation system and analysis engineering, Sunon offers a wide variety of services for cooling solutions.

“Future Electronics is one of our distributors who is truly global, which is the primary reason why we chose to expand our agreement with them,” explained James Brown, VP Sales and Marketing for Sunon.

“Sunon and Future have an excellent relationship in the Americas, and we look forward to replicating our successful model with them around the globe,” said Heather Goldsmith, Product Marketing Director for Future Electronics.

For more information about Future Electronics and access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, including industry-leading products from Sunon, 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.

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 Announces Availability of New High Speed PIN Photodiode from Vishay

Montreal, Canada – April 30, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced availability of a new high speed silicon PIN photodiode with enhanced sensitivity for visible light, from Vishay Semiconductors.

The new PIN photodiode, part number VEMD5080X01, from Vishay is available in a compact 5 mm by 4 mm top-view, surface-mount package with a low 0.9 mm profile. It offers fast switching times and low capacitance for precise signal detection in wearable devices as well as for medical, industrial, and automotive applications.

With a large radiant-sensitive area and high radiant sensitivity with a reverse light current of 45 µA and dark current of 0.2 nA, the device detects visible and near infrared radiation across a wide range from 350 nm to 1100 nm, a 30% increase compared to prior-generation solutions.

The VEMD5080X01 is tested to AEC-Q101 standards for Automotive Grade semiconductors, is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and has a moisture sensitivity level (MSL) of 4 in accordance with J-STD-020 for a floor life of 72 hours.

Samples and production quantities of the VEMD5080X01 are available through Future Electronics, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for large orders.

For more information about the VEMD5080X01 PIN photodiodes and the entire Vishay portfolio of products available through 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.

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