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.

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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 and Microsemi Introduce the Lowest Cost Board on the Market Using Microsemi’s Latest FPGAs

Montreal, QC and Aliso Viejo, California — Future Electronics and Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) announced the Future-designed Creative Development Board, featuring Microsemi’s IGLOO2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) or SmartFusion2 system-on-a-chip (SoC) FPGA and Microsemi’s LX series power devices. The Future – Microsemi Creative Development Board boasts a 25k logic element (LE) FPGA, offering the lowest cost of entry for both software and hardware engineers who want to evaluate and implement their own unique designs.

The Future – Microsemi Creative Development Board features either an IGLOO2 or SmartFusion2 25k LE device, DDR2 and SPI flash memory, delta sigma ADC, USB and expansion connectors. The USB interface allows one to communicate, program and power the board. Users can add functionality via one of three expansion connectors: an Arduino connector, a MikroBUS click connector, or a PMOD connector. Microsemi’s LX7167 is an efficient power switcher that provides the board all the power necessary for a variety of applications. To further promote the capabilities of Microsemi FPGAs, Future Electronics is sponsoring hands-on design workshops in numerous cities across North America this fall.

“Future Electronics is excited to offer the Future – Microsemi Creative Development Board,” said Martin Bernier, Director of the Engineering Support Group for Future Electronics. “Microsemi has made significant progress with its Libero Development software and this board allows users to experience the capability of both its FPGAs and software at the lowest possible cost. We look forward to working with our customers on this highly capable board.”

Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs are ideal to implement a wide array of functions, including PCIe Gen2 control plane, image processing, motor control, I/O expansion and bridging. They also address fundamental requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in industrial, military, aviation, communications and medical applications.

“We are thrilled to have a sub $50 development board that customers can utilize to see all the additional resources Microsemi has in our IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 devices,” said Ted Marena, director of SoC marketing at Microsemi. “The Future – Microsemi Creative Development Board will be a showcase to demonstrate the rich feature set of our award-winning FPGAs and is an ideal platform for customers and the maker community to implement their own designs.”

The Future – Microsemi Creative Development Board retails for $49.95 and it is available in two versions for immediate delivery. Ordering numbers are: FUTUREM2GL-EVB (IGLOO2-based board) and FUTUREM2SF-EVB (SmartFusion2-based board).

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Found 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 about Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to announcing the Future-designed Creative Development Board, featuring Microsemi’s IGLOO™2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) or SmartFusion™2 system-on-a-chip (SoC) field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and Microsemi’s LX series power devices, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company’s products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs in implementing the company’s acquisitions and divestitures strategy or integrating acquired companies, uncertainty as to the future profitability of acquired businesses and realization of accretion from acquisition transactions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company’s most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi’s future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Future Electronics Promotes IGLOO2 FPGAs from Microsemi

Montreal, Canada – March 18, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGAs, offering more resources in low density devices with the lowest power, proven security, and exceptional reliability.

These flash FPGA devices from Microsemi are ideal for general purpose functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control planes, bridging functions, input/output (I/O) expansion and conversion, video/image processing, system management and secure connectivity. Microsemi FPGAs are used by customers in Communications, Industrial, Medical, Defense, and Aviation markets.

Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGAs reduce total power by ~20-40% and offer protection from overbuilding and cloning.

For more information about Microsemi, IGLOO2 FPGAs, and 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 by Robert Miller, President, 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
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Announces Registration for Microsemi Webinar

Montreal, Canada – October 28, 2013Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to invite you to register for an upcoming Microsemi webinar about SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs, taking place on Wednesday, October 30, 2103 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PDT.

SmartFusion2® SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2® FPGAs use a built-in system controller to offer security services, which are available to the user via an industry standard API call scheme. Using these services can lower the total cost of ownership by reusing dedicated silicon on these devices.

Attendees will learn how to access these services for user designs during Microsemi’s upcoming webinar, including Device and Design Information Services (including serial number, USERCODE, device certificate, and user design version services); Cryptographic Services (including 128-bit AES, 256-bit AES, SHA-256, and HMAC); and Non-Deterministic Random Bit Generator (NRBG) Services (including self test, instantiate, generate, reseed, uninstantiate, and reset services).

To register or for more information on the webinar click here.

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