Future Electronics, founded in 1968 by company president Robert Miller and now a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronics components, has announced its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor has been extended to include the IoT product lines which Cypress recently acquired from Broadcom.
The acquisition of Broadcom’s IoT product lines by Cypress in July combined Broadcom’s wireless products and its WICED developer ecosystem (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices – pronounced “wik-id”) with Cypress’ high-performance microcontroller, analog, memory and USB connectivity solutions, consolidating Future Electronics’ already-strong offering in IoT devices.
The former Broadcom products offer wireless technologies like Wi-Fi for wireless local area networks (WLAN), Bluetooth for content streaming, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for ultra-low-power connectivity, which are the foundation of the Internet of Things (IoT), providing easy-to-use wireless connectivity solutions for consumer, industrial, medical, automotive and other applications.
Under the distribution agreement Future Electronics will stock Cypress’s broad wireless portfolio, which includes fully-certified, production-ready modules or silicon together with easy-to-use software for Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo solutions that integrate IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN and Bluetooth with Basic Rate (BR), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) & Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE); Wi-Fi solutions with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and integrated ARMCortex R4/M3 host MCUs; Bluetooth solutions with Basic Rate (BR) + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) + BLE ; and Automotive Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
“Future Electronics is proud to carry such a dynamic range of IoT products which, doubled with our engineering expertise, makes Future Electronics unrivalled for providing both high-quality products and support for our consumers to take their products from start to finish,” said Jill Thomas, Future Electronics technical marketing director, EMEA.
“As a long time partner with Cypress, we are thrilled by this acquisition,” said Kelly Murphy, director of product marketing from Future Connectivity Solutions. “The addition of more industry-leading solutions in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocols greatly expands our offering to customers and further strengthens our position in serving our customers’ IoT needs as this market continues to grow at a rapid pace.”
Future Electronics will also continue to sell modules from manufacturers such as Murata, CEL and Laird which contain wireless and controller ICs from Cypress.