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.

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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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Future Electronics Holds Expert Panel on Localized AI, Machine Learning at AEU ‘19

Summary: Future Electronics hosted a keynote panel on embedded intelligence as part of the 2019 edition of their Advanced Engineering University.

Montreal, Canada – October 17, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, hosted a keynote panel about artificial intelligence and machine learning on Thursday, September 26th at their global headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

As consumers increasingly expect their devices to understand them instinctively, this new paradigm has the opportunity to bring electronics into markets never before considered.

“Embedded Intelligence Rising: Keeping up with Advances in Localized AI and Machine Learning” explored ways to meet this challenge, including through expanded knowledge of more complex embedded firmware and software, and identifying which markets will bring customers the most value.

The expert panel featured senior representatives from Future’s platinum-level suppliers, including Ganesh Balamitran, Senior Business Development Manager for Embedded Microprocessors and Embedded AI at Renesas, Neil Rice, Senior Marketing Manager of the Microprocessor division at Microchip Technology, Bharath Sudarsan, Director of Artificial Intelligence at SomaDetect, and Dwight Kitchin, Chief Technology Officer at Cottonwood Creek Technologies.

Embedded Intelligence Rising was part of Advanced Engineering University (AEU) ’19, Future’s premier event for training the members of its Advanced Engineering Group on the latest technologies and applications from their valued partner suppliers.  AEU is an opportunity for Future’s Field Engineers to expand their technical knowledge and experience so they can help customers succeed in getting their products into production.

Future’s full Advanced Engineering team for the Americas attended AEU ‘19, along with Advanced Engineering staff from various offices around the world.

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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
www.FutureElectronics.com

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

Future Electronics hosts Manufacturing Leadership Council at their Memphis Area Distribution Center

Summary: Future Electronics hosted the Manufacturing Leadership Council at their Memphis Area Distribution Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Montreal, Canada – May 09, 2019 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently hosted the National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Leadership Council at the Memphis Area Distribution Center (MADC).

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council attended the MADC’s quarterly meeting on May 1, 2019. Future was able to demonstrate their use of Automated Intelligence and Machine Learning at the Distribution Center, and how they manage thousands of highly integrated supply chain programs with customers in North America and around the world.

“It was an amazing opportunity to share our journey with the Council members,” said Tom Galligani, Global Vice President, Supply Chain at Future Electronics. “We were able to show them the benefits of building our automated state-of-the-art distribution centers, and how they contribute to our innovative supply chain solutions.”

The Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large by focusing on the intersection of critical business and technology issues that will drive growth today and in the future.

The MADC is Future’s flagship Distribution Center in North America Its close proximity to carrier hubs and to one of the world’s largest cargo airports allows same-day shipments to be processed quickly and efficiently, which enables Future to offer the latest cut-off times in the industry.

For more information about 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