austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has today announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Future Electronics will now distribute austriamicrosystems products to customers worldwide. This expands on the previous agreement that covered Europe and the Americas. Products from austriamicrosystems are now available for purchase on Future’s global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs. Future Electronics focuses on supporting customers of all sizes worldwide, introducing leading edge technology, superior service, and design-in focus through their Advanced Engineering program. The resulting synergy, partnership in a global market, and worldwide design support will enable designers to more quickly develop applications and reduce time to market. “Future Electronics offers two huge advantages for our customers -- in addition to others inherent in a global franchise -- they invest heavily in technical support, which is key to successful analog product integration, and they pioneered global visibility of inventory, which translates to short lead-times. Those two benefits allow fast time to market as well as fast and flexible growth ramp-ups,” said Eric Janson, austriamicrosystems’ Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We are pleased to announce the global expansion of our partnership with austriamicrosystems,” said, Anthony Alberga, Corporate Vice-President Analog and Discretes at Future Electronics. “This strategic expansion enables us to provide our customers with a stronger portfolio of high-performance analog products, and will strengthen our ability to further build upon our proven track record as a leading global analog supplier in all market segments." About Future Electronics Founded in 1968, Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronic components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today. Headquartered in Montreal and operating in 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.