Mouser Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with FTDI

Mansfield, Texas, USA - February 8, 2006 - Mouser Electronics, Inc., the fastest growing catalog distributor in the electronics industry, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) to stock their USB silicon and software solutions.

FTDI's products provide easy interfacing to devices over the Universal Serial Bus (USB) and combine easy-to-implement IC devices with proven, ready-to-use, royalty-free USB firmware and driver software. Their latest product, Vinculum, is a single chip USB host controller aimed specifically at embedded applications where power budget and cost are critical. These host controller ICs have a built-in 8/32-bit MCU and embedded Flash memory that encapsulates the USB device classes and can handle the USB Host Interface and data transfer functions.

"Our Oregon office, with its newly built engineering lab, is now positioned to support new design wins for the Americas. Mouser is an excellent compliment to our operations as they stock the full line of FTDI USB solutions making them quickly available to a wide variety of clients," said Jim Kenney, FTDI Sales Engineer. "Mouser's involvement gives a significant increase in our customer reach and confidence with their excellence in service and availability along with a no minimum order requirement."

"We're pleased to offer FTDI's innovative USB products to our engineering customers for their new design projects," said Mike Scott, Mouser Vice President of Active and Passive Components. "We're also pleased to help FTDI gain new customers and penetrate new markets through our innovative marketing programs."

According to Scott, the distribution agreement with FTDI is in keeping with Mouser's unique business model of rapid introduction of the newest, most innovative products and the latest technologies, further enhancing the distributor's time-to-market advantage for their design engineering customers.

Mouser reaches a unique customer base of diverse business accounts that represent a wide range of small, medium, and large companies; as well as individuals and consultants who recommend, specify and purchase board-level components for product designs that other distributors don't reach.

The distributor's broad-based product line, unsurpassed customer service, and streamlined warehouse operations make Mouser the design engineer's one-stop shop for all the board-level components and associated development tools necessary for total project design.

About Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is an electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers. features over 745,000 products online from more than 300 manufacturers. Mouser's 1,800+ page catalog is published every 90 days, providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 280,000 customers in 170 countries from its 432,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Mansfield, Texas. For more information, visit

About FTDI

Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) specialise in the design and supply of silicon and software solutions for the Universal Serial Bus (USB). FTDI offer a simple route to USB migration by combining easy to implement IC devices with proven, ready to use, royalty-free USB firmware and driver software. The company's single and multi-channel USB peripheral devices come with an easy to use UART or FIFO interface. These popular devices can be used in legacy USB to RS232/RS422 converter applications or to quickly interface an MCU, PLD, or FPGA to USB. A wide range of evaluation kits and modules are available to evaluate FTDI's silicon prior to design-in.

Vinculum is FTDI's brand name for a range of USB Host / Slave Controller ICs that provide easy implementation of USB host controller functionality within products, and utilise FTDI's tried and tested embedded firmware to significantly reduce development costs and time to market.

FTDI is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Glasgow, UK, and has regional offices in Oregon, USA, and Taipei, Taiwan. More information is available at

Ellie Rovai
Marketing Communications Manager
Mouser Electronics, Inc.
(817) 804-3857 Direct
(817) 804-3803 Fax

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