17 May 2012
FTDI signs global distribution deal with Arrow
USB specialist Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) has signed a deal with Arrow Electronics to distribute its complete portfolio to customers in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.
"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. "Arrow's strength in design demand support, global supply chain and value added services will be appreciated by existing and new FTDI 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."
Jeff Eastman, senior vice president of global supplier marketing and asset management for Arrow Electronics, added: "USB is one of the more ubiquitous standards for data transfer, and FTDI helps simplify usb implementation. 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."