Future Electronics Issues New Update and Guidance about Passives Market Uncertainty

Summary: Future Electronics has issued an industry update and new guidance to ensure its customers’ passive component requirements are met during the ongoing market uncertainty.

Montreal, Canada – December 30, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has issued  an important industry update and provided specific recommendations to their customers on how to meet passive component requirements during this period of ongoing market uncertainty.

“It is understandable that customers are concerned about the possibility of tight supply in 2020 and beyond,” said Jacques Hing, Corporate Vice President for Passive Components at Future Electronics. “The decisions that customers make today to their passive component supply chain are critical to their security of supply.”

The imbalance of supply and demand experienced during the MLCC market crisis of 2018 was driven in large part by the automotive and smart phone market segments. In addition, the industry has seen a significant increase in demand from newer applications including IOT, drones, connected vehicles, smart grids, and wearables. The imminent mass adoption of 5G will also require many more MLCCs and passive components.

Even during the severe MLCC shortages of 2018, Future’s best-in-class supply chain programs ensured more than 99.5% on-time delivery to customers around the world.

“We strongly recommend that customers take full advantage of Future Electronics as an extension of their own purchasing and engineering departments,” Hing said. “We can provide real-time, line by line expert consultation on your full passive spend, and we will help you make the best decisions for your business.”

Future Electronics is the world’s leading passive distributor, with the most complete line card in the industry, including MLCCs, as well as the full range of capacitive and resistive products such as film caps, supercaps, tantalum caps including polymers and inductors.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/passives to learn how Future can help ensure guaranteed continuity of supply. To access the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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
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Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

MultiVolt Series of Oscillators from ECS Featured in FTM by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring ECS Incorporated’s MultiVolt oscillators in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine.

Montreal, Canada – December 30, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring oscillators from ECS in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine (FTM).

The MultiVolt series of 32.768kHz oscillators, MHz oscillators and temperature-compensated oscillators (TCXOs) from ECS operate over a wide voltage range of 1.6V to 3.6V DC.

They are supplied in industry-standard packages, and enable designers to build multiple product platforms with a single timing device.

Today’s quartz-based oscillators offer better overall performance than the equivalent MEMS timing devices. ECS MultiVolt products feature better jitter, phase noise and operating current, and at a lower unit cost.

MultiVolt oscillators are perfect for portable, wearable and IoT devices, handheld radios, video equipment, medical devices, and navigation equipment.

Future Technology Magazine is the flagship publication of Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. FTM comes out eight times per year, and each issue is packed with new product information, application notes, and detailed technical views from Future’s Advanced Engineers and other industry experts. The magazine is available in both digital and print editions.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to Future Technology Magazine. To see the entire portfolio of ECS products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

RA Family of Arm Cortex-M-Based MCUs from Renesas Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Renesas’ RA family of Arm Cortex-M-based MCUs in this month’s edition of THE EDGE.

Montreal, Canada – December 30, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring secure and flexible MCUs from Renesas in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The RA line is a new family of 32-bit microcontrollers which is based on the Arm Cortex-M core architecture, and which benefits from Renesas’ best-in-class technology for embedded system peripherals. The RA family includes the RA2, RA4 and RA6 series, giving users a wide choice of performance ratings and features. Designers using the Renesas RA family can meet the requirements for scalability, power consumption and performance of almost any embedded end product.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Visit www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to receive the latest issues of THE EDGE newsletter, and stay up to date with the newest consumer and wearable technologies. To see the entire portfolio of Renesas products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

Advanced Tech View on Edge Computing for AI Featured in Latest FTM by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring a Technical View on different approaches to edge computing for AI applications in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine.

Montreal, Canada – December 28, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring an in-depth Technical View about different approaches to edge computing for AI applications in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine (FTM).

Sophisticated and complex applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as autonomous vehicles, have to take safety-critical decisions in nanoseconds without ever making a mistake. The lives of an autonomous vehicle’s occupants, as well as other road users, depend on the ability of high-powered Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and complex neural network algorithms to recognize in real time objects such as pedestrians, cyclists, traffic lights and road warning signs.

For many applications, the right choice might be to perform AI inferencing at the edge, rather than in the cloud. The hardware to enable this exists today, and it is the same hardware with which embedded developers are already familiar. Some applications do not even need a neural network, and where a simpler algorithm is effective, the hardware to support it can be simpler too.

This Technical View by Future’s in-house experts explores the advantages of performing AI inferencing at the edge. It includes an overview of the various hardware requirements and options for different inferencing techniques, and shows how predictive maintenance applications can run well on an MCU, and why image recognition is well-suited to an FPGA.

Future Technology Magazine is the flagship publication of Future Electronics and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. FTM comes out eight times per year, and each issue is packed with new product information, application notes, and detailed technical views from Future’s Advanced Engineers and other industry experts. The magazine is available in both digital and print editions.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to Future Technology Magazine. To see the entire portfolio of products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

BM71-XPRO BLE Board from Microchip Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Microchip’s BM71-XPRO board for BLE functionality in this month’s edition of THE EDGE.

Montreal, Canada – December 27, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the new BLE functionality board for XPRO tools from Microchip in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The BM71-XPRO board is designed to easily add Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) functionality to your XPRO development tools. It can be used as an extension to your favourite SAMx or AVRx XPRO boards, or it can be used standalone. The BM71 XPRO is fully supported within Atmel Studio, with example code in ASF3.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Visit www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to receive the latest issues of THE EDGE newsletter, and stay up to date with the newest consumer and wearable technologies. To see the entire portfolio of Microchip products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

AP3917 AC-DC Switching Buck Converters from Diodes Featured in FTM by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Diodes Incorporated’s versatile AP3917 AC-DC buck converters in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine.

Montreal, Canada – December 27, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring mains-powered buck converters from Diodes in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine (FTM).

Diodes Incorporated’s AP3917 family of non-isolated AC-DC switching buck converters are ideal for low-power applications powered by a mains electricity outlet. The AP3917 family consists of the AP3917B, rated for a 170mA nominal load, AP3917C for a 270mA load and the AP3917D, which has a 370mA rating.

The small AP3917 parts offer direct, non-isolated AC-DC conversion at high efficiency, while drawing a low standby current. These attributes are in increasing demand due to the proliferation of small, mains-powered appliances operating as either stand-alone devices or as IoT endpoints.

The AP3917 family features 200µA operating current and a 2W power rating, frequency modulation to suppress EMI, and over-temperature, overload and short-circuit protection. They are perfect for use in home appliances, office equipment, and industrial and IoT devices.

Future Technology Magazine is the flagship publication of Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. FTM comes out eight times per year, and each issue is packed with new product information, application notes, and detailed technical views from Future’s Advanced Engineers and other industry experts. The magazine is available in both digital and print editions.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to Future Technology Magazine. To see the entire portfolio of Diodes products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

RF Antennas from AVX Featured in FTM by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring AVX’s full line of RF antennas in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine.

Montreal, Canada – December 23, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring RF antennas from AVX in the latest issue of Future Technology Magazine (FTM).

AVX’s Ethertronics off-the-shelf, ready-to-use RF antennas are compact, high-performance devices, and are available in multiple form factors to meet the requirements of all common signalling protocols and frequencies. AVX antennas are also available in custom configurations using a wide variety of materials to ease antenna integration and maximize performance.

AVX passive antennas establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability across various applications, from mobile phones to Wi-Fi routers to IoT devices. AVX has supplied billions of antennas to leading wireless handset and device manufacturers worldwide.

Future Technology Magazine is the flagship publication of Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking to keep up with the latest developments in the industry. FTM comes out eight times per year, and each issue is packed with new product information, application notes, and detailed technical views from Future’s Advanced Engineers and other industry experts. The magazine is available in both digital and print editions.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to Future Technology Magazine. To see the entire portfolio of AVX products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

Sliding Power Connectors from TE Connectivity Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring TE Connectivity’s sliding power connector in this month’s edition of THE EDGE.

Montreal, Canada – December 21, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring sliding power connectors from TE Connectivity in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

TE’s sliding power connector is one of the only connectors of its kind that allows for hot swapping of components in a server drawer. This power solution is ideal for applications up to 75A and eliminates the need for a bulky cable management system within the drawer.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to THE EDGE newsletter, and stay up to date with the latest power management technologies. To see the entire portfolio of TE Connectivity products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

BMI270 Smart IMU for Wearables from Bosch Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring Bosch’s smart IMU for wearable applications in this month’s edition of THE EDGE.

Montreal, Canada – December 20, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring the BMI270 smart IMU for wearables from Bosch in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The BMI270 is the latest member of Bosch Sensortec’s BMI260 family of IMUs. It includes intuitive gesture, context and activity recognition with an integrated plug-and-play step counter, which is specially optimized for accurate step counting in wrist-worn devices. The IMU is also well-suited for other types of wearable devices, such as hearables, smart clothes, smart shoes, smart glasses and ankle bands.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Visit www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to receive the latest issues of THE EDGE newsletter, and stay up to date with the newest consumer and wearable technologies. To see the entire portfolio of Bosch products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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

NIS5x2x Integrated eFuses from ON Semiconductor Featured in THE EDGE by Future Electronics

Summary: Future Electronics is featuring ON Semiconductor’s NIS5x2x eFuse protection solution in this month’s edition of THE EDGE.

Montreal, Canada – December 20, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is featuring NIS5x2x Series eFuses, the integrated overcurrent, thermal and overvoltage protection solution from ON Semiconductor, in the latest edition of THE EDGE.

The NIS5x2x Series eFuses are cost effective, resettable fuses which can greatly enhance the reliability of a hard drive or other circuit from both catastrophic and shutdown failures.  The devices are designed to buffer the load device from excessive input voltage which can damage sensitive circuits. They include an overvoltage clamp circuit that limits the output voltage during transients but does not shut the unit down, thereby allowing the load circuit to continue its operation.

THE EDGE is the latest e-newsletter from Future Electronics, and is geared toward engineers and buyers looking for new or leading-edge products. THE EDGE comes out twice per month, and each edition features product information, datasheets and videos showcasing the most advanced new technology in a specific area, such as sensing, lighting, or automotive.

Click www.FutureElectronics.com/subscribe to subscribe to THE EDGE newsletter, and stay up to date with the latest power management technologies. To see the entire portfolio of ON Semiconductor products available through Future Electronics, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, 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