Future Technology Devices International Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Arrow Electronics

GLASGOW, Scotland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Future Technology Devices International (FTDI Chip), a leader and
innovator specializing in total solutions for converting legacy
peripherals to the USB connectivity standard, has signed a global
distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. Under the agreement,
Arrow will distribute FTDI’s complete portfolio to customers in the
Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

“USB is one of the more ubiquitous standards for data transfer, and FTDI
Chip helps simplify USB implementation”

“Arrow brings best-in-class engineering and support infrastructure,
successful execution and global reach to the connectivity needs of the
USB interface market,” said Fred Dart, founder and chief executive
officer of FTDI Chip. “Arrow’s strength in design demand support, global
supply chain and value-added services will be appreciated by existing
and new FTDI Chip users. With the recent launch of our new X-Chip series
of USB bridge interface chips, our teams can now engage the market to
deliver the X-treme value proposition of these devices.”

“USB is one of the more ubiquitous standards for data transfer, and FTDI
Chip helps simplify USB implementation,” said Jeff Eastman, senior vice
president of global supplier marketing and asset management for Arrow
Electronics. “The FTDI portfolio offers comprehensive USB solutions for
existing and new applications, with full compatibility, support and
leadership products. FTDI is a solid addition to our line card and we
look forward to a productive relationship.”

About Future Technology Devices International (FTDI Chip)

Future Technology Devices International (FTDI Chip) specializes in the
design and supply of silicon and software solutions for the Universal
Serial Bus (USB). FTDI Chip offers a simple route to USB migration by
combining easy-to-implement IC devices with ready-to-use, royalty-free
USB firmware and driver software. A wide range of evaluation kits and
modules are available to evaluate FTDI Chip’s silicon prior to design-in.

FTDI Chip is a global fab-less semiconductor company with RD centers in
Glasgow and Singapore and regional sales offices in Oregon, USA,
Shanghai, China and Taipei, Taiwan. More information is available at: http://www.ftdichip.com

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