Future Electronics Announces FPGA Automotive & Transportation Webinar with Microsemi

Montreal, Canada – April 11, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a webinar with Microsemi, focusing on high security, extended temperature FPGAs for automotive and transportation applications.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2 o’clock Eastern time (1 pm Central, 11 am Pacific).

Focus technology areas and topics will include Microsemi’s SoC/FPGA automotive lineup, covering extended temperature solutions, low power features of Microsemi’s Flash Architecture, complete PPAP documentation, and AEC-Q100 Qualification; Reliability / Security, addressing secure communications and device authentication; Transportation IP; Video Processing / Analytics; Intelligent Transport; Electric Vehicle motor inverter/control, Instrument Cluster display interfaces; and case studies.

For more information and to register for the webinar, click here

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

Future Electronics Promotes SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs from Microsemi

Montreal, Canada – March 21, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 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.

For more information about Microsemi, SmartFusion2 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 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 Is Hosting A Live Webinar With Microsemi On The Drive To Enhance Motor Control

Montreal, Canada – December 18, 2015 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced that it will be hosting a live webinar with Microsemi titled, “Deterministic BLDC/ PMSM Motor Control – The Drive to Enhance Motor Control” on January 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST.

This webinar will emphasize a Field Oriented Control (FOC) implementation based on Microsemi’s SmartFusion™-2, system-on-chip (SoC), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and IGLOO™2 FPGAs, which will provide high-speed deterministic loop response. Microsemi intellectual property (IP) building blocks are available to help simplify the task and make it easy to tune and calibrate different motors.

This informative webinar will specifically cover:

  • Motor consideration
  • Control algorithms
  • Overcoming design challenges
  • FPGA advantages versus microcontroller (MCU)
  • Microsemi’s multi axis motor control solution
  • Applications

Join Future Electronics as its team takes you into the future with Microsemi. Register now to save your seat and for a chance to win a FitBit.

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 Offers the Dual-Axis Motor Control Solution from Microsemi

Montreal, Canada – May 25, 2015 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate availability of Microsemi’s dual-axis motor control on a single SoC FPGA.

Microsemi’s motor control solution is designed specially to meet the challenging industrial requirements of performance, reliability, and safety in an easy-to-use environment. The solution is compliant with industry coding standards for developing safe and reliable software for embedded applications. Microsemi offers a modular intellectual property (IP) portfolio, tools, reference designs, kits, and software to control motors such as permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)/brushless DC (BLDC) and stepper motors, all available through Future Electronics.

To purchase product or for more information about Microsemi, the SF2-MC-STARTER-KIT, or Motor Control Starter Kits, 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

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

Future Electronics Annouces the ZL38060 Series from Microsemi

Montreal, Canada – September 19, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced availability of the ZL38060 Series, a highly adaptable hardware platform from Microsemi.

The ZL38060 AcuEdge™ Technology Home Automation Wideband AEC Audio Processor from Microsemi is designed to support advanced acoustic echo canceller and noise reduction for connected home applications, and enables the full duplex operation for seamless HD voice communication.

For more information about Microsemi, the ZL38060 Series, AcuEdge Technology, home automation, embedded processing, or audio processors, 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

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

Future Electronics Features Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 Evaluation Kit

Montreal, Canada – July 23, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, features the SmartFusion2 Evaluation Kit from Microsemi.

Microsemi’s SmartFusion®2 evaluation kit is the lowest cost SoC FPGA platform for developing cost optimized SoC FPGA designs using Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGAs, which integrate inherently reliable flash based FPGA fabric, a 166MHz ARM®Cortex™-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM, and industry required high performance communication interfaces, all on a single chip.

The SmartFusion2 evaluation kit makes it easy to develop transceiver I/O-based FPGA designs to build PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet-based systems. The board is also small form factor PCIe compliant, which will allow quick prototyping and evaluation using any desktop PC or laptop with a PCIe slot.

The kit enables you to develop and test PCI Express Gen2 x1 lane designs, to test signal quality of the FPGA transceiver using the full-duplex SERDES SMA pairs, to measure the low power consumption of the SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA, and to quickly create a working PCIe link with the included PCIe control plane demo.

The board includes an RJ45 interface to 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 512MB of LPDDR, 64MB SPI Flash, and USB-UART connections, as well as I2C, SPI, and GPIO headers. The kit includes a 12V power supply but can also be powered via the PCIe edge connector. Also included is a free Gold license for the Libero®SoC software toolset to enable FPGA development and to utilize the reference designs made available with the kit. In addition, a FlashPro4 JTAG programmer is included for programming and debugging.

To purchase product(s) or for more information about MicroSemi, SmartFusion2, Evaluation Kits, Development Boards, Systems on Chip, or the M2S-EVAL-KIT, 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

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
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

 

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

Microsemi and Future Electronics Announce Global Distribution Agreement

Customers to Benefit from Strong, Worldwide Technical Support

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June (20) 2013 ̶ Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Future Electronics, a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components, today announced that the two companies have entered into a broad-based, global distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Future will provide worldwide sales, design support and fulfillment services for Microsemi’s complete line of semiconductor systems solutions, excluding certain government products and services.

“The addition of Future Electronics as a global channel partner marks yet another step forward in our strategy to build a powerful, worldwide distribution network to better support the expanding business and technical needs of our customers,” said Michael G. Sivetts III, vice president of Worldwide Distribution Sales for Microsemi. “We look forward to forging a strong relationship with the Future Electronics team and driving growth opportunities for both companies while expanding our global customer footprint.”

“Microsemi has an extensive portfolio of unique, high-performance semiconductor systems solutions that are a great match with our current line card and our customer base, particularly in the industrial sector,” said Matthew Rotholz, director of marketing, Analog and Power Products for Future Electronics. “Microsemi products are available from Future Electronics now, and we’re currently holding a series of technical training programs to bring our applications engineering and embedded system designers up-to-speed on Microsemi’s solutions as quickly as possible.”

Microsemi’s product offering includes many industry-leading products. Examples include:
· SmartFusion®2 System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGAs and IGLOO®2 FPGAs devices
· Mixed-signal analog RF power amplifiers (PAs) and front-end modules (FEMs)
· Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ICs and midspans
· Power/RF discretes and modules
· Communication interface, synchronization and timing products

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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 more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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EDITORIAL CONTACTS:
Gwen Carlson, Microsemi
Director, Corporate Communications
949.380.6135
Email: press@microsemi.com

Martin H. Gordon, Future Electronics
Director, Corporate Communications
514.694.7710 ext. 2236
Email: martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com