Future Electronics Announces Worldwide Distribution Agreement with ECS, Inc. International

Montreal, Canada – May 9, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce a new worldwide distribution agreement with ECS, Inc. International.

Founded in 1980, ECS, Inc. International has grown to become one of the most recognized and experienced manufacturers of frequency control management products in the world. ECS, Inc. offers one of the most comprehensive line up of frequency control devices in the industry, from cylindrical tuning fork crystals to high stability oven controlled oscillators.

ECS, Inc.’s products are delivered through a supply chain network of global subsidiary offices. The company’s global production facilities and administrative organization of over 400 employees is dedicated to servicing a worldwide customer base. ECS, Inc. provides high performance and reliable frequency control solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations specific to quality, price and application engineering.

ECS, Inc. has a significant print position and a broad product offering including crystals, oscillators, resonators, filters, and TCXO/VCXO, for Industrial, Medical, Automotive, Lighting, Security, Telecom, and Datacom market applications.

“We are very excited to have the privilege of partnering with Future Electronics. Future is a world class organization and we’re pleased to have them as another sales channel for our growing customer base,” said Brad Slatten, President & CEO of ECS Inc. International. Slatten added, “ECS focuses on customer service. This fits hand in hand with Future’s goals and is one of many reasons why we have partnered with Future Electronics. This is a great addition to our already broad distribution network.”

“We are thrilled to partner with ECS, Inc.,” explained Heather Goldsmith, Director of ElectroMechanical Product Marketing for Future Electronics. “We look forward to working with ECS to increase their capture rate on production scale business, and adding value with our tailored supply chain solutions to further increase customer satisfaction.”

For more information about ECS, Inc., as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, 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, the company 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

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

Monolithic Power Systems Announces New Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics

San Jose, CA, May. 2, 2014 – Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced today that MPS has signed a distribution agreement with Future Electronics (Future), a global leading distributor of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of MPS products in the Americas. Future will distribute MPS high-performance power solutions addressing a wide range of analog applications, particularly in lighting and industrial markets.

This distribution agreement allows MPS to leverage Future’s extensive field engineering resources and world class physical distribution capabilities. “We are thrilled to partner with Future. I am confident that with Future’s deep knowledge in certain key markets, they will expedite MPS’ growth in the Americas”, says Maurice Sciammas, EVP WW Sales and Marketing.

MPS’ extensive product offering and roadmap, provides Future with one of the most robust line cards in the industry. “We believe that MPS’ product offering will allow our engineers to provide a wide range of product support to our customer base. Their low current and module solutions will enable us to further expand in the industrial, medical and lighting markets”, says Matthew Rotholz, Corporate Vice President, Analog and Power.

About Monolithic Power Systems
Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance analog ICs. Founded in 1997, MPS’s core technology is its innovative and proprietary manufacturing process combined with superior analog circuit design capabilities across system-level and end customer applications. These combined advantages enable MPS to deliver highly integrated monolithic products that offer energy efficient and cost-effective solutions. MPS product families include DC/DC converters, LED drivers and controllers, Class-D audio amplifiers, battery chargers and protections, USB and current-limit switches and AC/DC offline products. MPS has over 1,000 employees worldwide, located in the United States, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore and across Europe.To learn more about Monolithic Power Systems visit www.monolithicpower.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, the company 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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Monolithic Power Systems, MPS, and the MPS logo are registered trademarks of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and trademarked in certain other countries.

Contacts:
Jae H. Park
Marketing Communications
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
408-826-0798
jae.park@monolithicpower.com

Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
Future Electronics
514-694-7710 (Ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Cymbet and Future Electronics Announce Americas Distribution Agreement

Future to distribute the full line of Cymbet products in the Americas

Minneapolis, MN March 25, 2014 – Cymbet Corporation announced that they have signed a Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components to distribute Cymbet’s entire family of EnerChip™ Smart Solid State Batteries and power management solutions in North America and South America. Future Electronics customers can now purchase Cymbet EnerChip rechargeable solid state batteries that are created using semiconductor processes and are sold in both standard plastic IC packages and as bare die batteries.  EnerChips enable new innovative product capabilities that previously could not be realized using legacy energy storage devices such as coin cell batteries or supercapacitors.

“Future Electronics is an ideal partner for Cymbet as they have deep and long term relationships with electronics companies around the world,” said Blair Wilson Cymbet VP of Sales. “Future has a unique focus on Green Tech and Energy Harvesting with their Future Energy Solutions team. Cymbet solid state batteries, power management devices and energy harvesting solutions such as the EnerCard™ EH power module are an excellent fit.”

EnerChips Go Where Coin Cell Batteries and Super Caps Can Not
EnerChip rechargeable solid state batteries have a footprint as small as the CBC005 bare die that is 1.37mm x 0.85mm x 175 microns thick. Packaged EnerChip batteries with integrated power management range from 4 x 5 x 0.9mm to 9 x 9 x 0.9mm depending on battery capacity size.

“We are extraordinarily pleased to now represent Cymbet in the Americas,” said Richard Ankcorn, Director of Future Energy Solutions, a division of Future Electronics. “Our customers will be able to accelerate their new product innovation by using Cymbet rechargeable solid state batteries and ultra-low power management solutions.”

Experimenting with EnerChips using Evaluation Kits
Future can now provide their customers with EnerChip Evaluation Kits to develop new products using Cymbet solutions:

  • CBC-EVAL-05B  EnerChip CC Evaluation Kit contains everything needed to test EnerChip,  5uAh, 12uAh and 50uAh thin film batteries with Integrated Battery Management for power backup.
  • CBC-EVAL-09  Universal Energy Harvesting Kit provides a platform to try any type of  EnerChip Harvesting transducer with the Cymbet Energy Processor and EnerChip batteries.
  • CBC-EVAL-10B Solar Energy Harvesting Kit provides a cost effective solar EH solution with the PV cell tied directly to the EnerChip internal power management IC. Supports wireless endpoints.
  • CBC-EVAL-11 RF Induction Charging Kit provides a method of wirelessly charging an EnerChip CBC3150. Supports wireless sensor nodes.
  • CBC-EVAL-12 EnerChip RTC Real-Time-Clock Evaluation Kit: includes a Cymbet EnerChip RTC chip that combines a Real Time Clock, EnerChip solid state battery and power management IC in a single 5mmx5mmx1.4mm package. This kit also   includes a Windows based Graphical User Interface to set the clock & test RTC operation in backup and count-down modes.

Included with all Cymbet evaluation kits are links to full datasheets and application notes that include reference designs and schematics. All the information designers need for easy EnerChip integration into their new products is on www.cymbet.com. Contact information for Future is under the www.cymbet.com Buy tab.

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, the company 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.

About Cymbet

Cymbet Corporation is the leader in solid state energy storage technology. The company is the first to market eco-friendly rechargeable storage devices that provide embedded systems designers with new embedded energy capabilities. The company’s EnerChip™ solid state batteries with integrated power management enable new concepts in energy storage application for ICs and new products for medical, sensor, RFID, industrial control, communications and portable electronic devices. Visit Cymbet online at www.cymbet.com.

 

For Further Information:
Steve Grady VP Marketing
Cymbet Corporation
+1 763-633-1792
sgrady@cymbet.com

 

Future Electronics Media Contact:
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
E-mail: martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

 

Future Electronics the First Distributor to Become an ARM Accreditation Corporate Partner

With Accredited Engineer status, Future Electronics’ applications engineers can help OEM customers make better decisions during the early stages of their designs

Montreal, Canada – February 19, 2014
Future Electronics has underlined the strength of its technical service to embedded design engineers with the announcement today that it has become the first ARM Accreditation Corporate Partner. This is the result of Future Electronics’ commitment to adopt the ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) program worldwide throughout the company, with a particular focus on the ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) certification.

Accredited Engineer status is prized in the embedded engineering community as proof of the holder’s detailed knowledge of the ARM® architecture, instructions and capabilities and of the practice of code development on the ARM platform.

To gain an Accredited MCU Engineer certification, the engineer must cover a broad range of topics laid down in the AAME syllabus, practise the implementation of ARM-based designs and then demonstrate knowledge in an exam independently administered by Prometric.

In becoming a worldwide corporate member of the AAE program, Future Electronics is extending its ability to provide advice and support on system architecture to manufacturers of embedded systems. This adds to its existing product-support service provided to users of ARM-based microcontrollers from Future Electronics’ franchised suppliers.

It has also committed resources to training 30 engineers as qualified AAME educators (ten each in North America, EMEA and Asia). These AAME educators will provide training internally to Future Electronics staff to ensure that all field applications engineers (FAEs) who provide microcontroller advice and support to customers gain AAME certification by the end of 2014.

Bruce Jones, Vice President Engineering at Future Electronics (Montreal), said: ‘Our objective is to have the best trained team in distribution.  This added knowledge will ensure our engineers are adding a greater level of value to our customers”

Keith Clarke, VP Market Developmentof ARM said: “This is a significant milestone in the development of our corporate scheme as Future Electronics becomes the first company to gain full Accreditation status. Future Electronics are showing industry leadership with this commitment as they seek to realize the value in providing expert advice on the wide variety of ARM-based core designs to help distribution customers get to market quickly and successfully.”

Future Electronics’ corporate membership of the AAME program validates the company’s ability to support customers using microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex®-M series of cores, including the ARM Cortex-M0, -M0+, -M3 and -M4.

Future Electronics provides technical support to OEM customers using a broad range of ARM-based microcontrollers, including devices from STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors, Atmel, Microsemi and Cypress Semiconductor.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronic components 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 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.

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

 

Central Semiconductor Expands Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics

Egham, UK, – January 22, 2014 – Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors, today announced that it has expanded its Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics, one of the top worldwide broadline distributors of electronic components, headquartered in Montreal Canada, into EMEA.

“We are pleased to be adding Future on board in the EMEA territories after forging a successful affiliation in North America over the past ten years,” said Al Simon, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Central Semiconductor. “Future has the geographical presence and logistical expertise to expand the Central brand throughout Europe and we look forward to continuing to expand our relationship.”

Andy Keenan, Vice President Marketing EMEA, added “With the expansion into EMEA, we look forward to working closely with Central Semiconductor. Their ease of doing business and stocking position makes this a win-win for both companies.”

Central Semiconductor Corp., established in 1974, is headquartered in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York. Central designs and manufactures high quality innovative discrete semiconductors for today’s latest electronic products serving the consumer, industrial, alternative energy, communications, computer, avionics, and automotive markets. Central’s product focus includes highly energy efficient ultra miniature devices with superior electrical performance, as well as custom multi discrete modules,and diminishing source product support for older technology devices. For further details on Central Semiconductor’s products and capabilities, visit www.centralsemi.com

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, the company 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 Contacts:
Central Semiconductor Corp.
Tom Donofrio
Marketing Manager
631-435-1110 (ext. 263)
Fax: 631-435-1824
tdonofrio@centralsemi.com

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

Future Electronics Wins 3 ECIA Marketing Awards

Montreal, Canada – November 1, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was recognized with three marketing awards at the Electronic Components Industry Association’s Executive Conference held October 27-29, 2013 in Chicago.

The Electronics Choice Industry Awards celebrate the industry’s efforts in marketing their brands. Partnered with Penton Media, the organization considers hundreds of entries and chooses winners based on key factors including creativity, strategy and results.

Future Electronics was awarded as having the Best Internal Branding and Communications for its corporate magazine, My Future. In addition, the company won the People’s Choice award in the category of Best Brand Image Digital Marketing Static Banner Ads for Future Lighting Solutions Applications, while its full page “We Stand Out” ad earned top honors for Best Brand/Image Print Marketing.

“We are thrilled to receive these awards and for our team’s creativity to be recognized by our industry peers,” said Robert Cloutier, Director of Global Advertising for Future Electronics. “The competition was tough as always. We know there were a lot of impressive submissions, and we are honored to be a part of such an elite group of participants.”

For more information about Future Electronics and 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 45 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 44 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 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

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.

How to Select the Right Microprocessor for Your Application: New Future Electronics Video

Montreal, Canada – January 9, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to introduce an additional how-to video in its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. “How to Select the Right Microprocessor for Your Application” is now available along with many other helpful tutorials on the company’s YouTube channel.

A microprocessor development board is a printed circuit board containing a microprocessor as well as the minimal support logic needed for a programmer to become acquainted with the microprocessor on the board and learn how to program it.

Microprocessor development boards can be used as a way to prototype applications in products. A development board usually contains a provision to be able to accept and run a program supplied by the user.

One advantage of a microprocessor is its speed, which is measured in hertz. For instance, a Microprocessor with 3 gigahertz is capable of performing 3 billion tasks per second. Another advantage of a Microprocessor is that it can quickly move data between the various memory locations. Microprocessors are used to perform complicated mathematical operations, like operating on the floating point numbers.

Microprocessor development boards have a wide range of applications including applications processing, digital signal control, embedded communication, embedded control, audio applications and industrial control. They can also be found in building automation, automotive, motor control, consumer and medical applications and in networking systems.

Step-by-step visuals and narration assist the viewer in understanding the basics of microprocessors, and then the process of finding the right products on the company’s website is demonstrated in real time, showing how quick and easy it is to navigate the site, filtering by application, type, core supported, packaging, manufacturer and more, and find the best parts for any application.

“How to Select the Right Microprocessor for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/T3YPlMNXgGs.

Many helpful videos have been introduced over the past few months and more will be launched in coming weeks. For more information about microprocessors, microprocessor chips, microprocessor programming, microprocessor development board, microprocessor manufacturers, 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 Proximity Sensor for Your Application: New Future Electronics Video

Montreal, Canada – December 18, 2012 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has launched another how-to video as part of its series about how to select the best electronic components for different applications. “How to Select the Right Proximity Sensor for Your Application” is now online, along with many other helpful tutorials available on the company’s YouTube channel.

A proximity sensor is an electronic sensor capable of detecting the presence of nearby objects without physical contact. It emits an electromagnetic field or a beam of electromagnetic radiation and then looks for changes in the return signal or field.

The object that is being sensed is the proximity sensor’s target. Depending on the proximity sensor targets, different sensors may be used. For example, an inductive proximity sensor requires a metallic target, whereas a capacitive photoelectric sensor may be suitable for a plastic target. A proximity sensor that is adjusted to a very short range can often be used as a touch switch.

Proximity sensors have a long functional life and high reliability due to the absence of mechanical parts and the lack of physical contact between the sensor and the target. Proximity sensors are able to work in high shock applications and can measure accelerations down to zero Hertz. They can also be used in any orientation and have no moving parts. Other advantages are that they are compact, have a large dynamic range, are cheap and easy to use, and offer long term stability.

Proximity sensors have a wide range of applications including parking assistance for car bumpers (which sense the distance to other nearby cars). They can also be used in conveyor systems, vibration measurements of rotating shafts in machinery, roller coasters, ground proximity warning systems for aviation safety, anti-aircraft warfare and touch screens on mobile devices that come in close proximity with the user’s face.
Clear step-by-step visuals and narration help explain the basics of proximity sensors, and show how to find the right proximity sensor on the company’s website. The narrator demonstrates easy, user-friendly site navigation, filtering by application, as well as characteristics like sensing axis, operating temperature range, sensing range, supply voltage, packaging type, supply current, manufacturer and more, and find the right part for all kinds of applications.

“How to Select the Right Angular Position Sensor for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/LKHA4UrhyHc.

Many helpful videos have been recently added and more will be launched in coming weeks. For more information about proximity sensors, ultrasonic proximity sensors, infrared proximity sensor, car proximity sensors, proximity sensor alarms, wireless proximity sensors, inductive proximity sensors, capacitive proximity sensors, proximity sensor manufacturers, 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