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Company News Reference: FTD0003 Date: February 2007 FTDI USB silicon and software solutions now available through Mouser Electronics Hillsboro, Oregon – 8th February, 2007, Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) announces the signing of a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics Inc. FTDI’s products provide easy interfacing to devices over the Universal Serial Bus (USB). Offering a simple route to USB migration, their products combine easy to implement IC devices with proven, ready to use, royalty-free USB firmware and driver software. Vinculum, their latest product, is a single chip USB host controller aimed specifically at embedded applications where power budget and cost are critical. The agreement covers the complete product range and includes joint marketing activities, trade exhibitions and print advertising. Jim Kenney, Sales Engineer, FTDI says, “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.” Kenney continues, “Mousers involvement gives a significant increase in 2 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. +++ends For further information and reader enquiries: Future Technology Devices International Ltd. 5285 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite B800 Hillsboro, OR 97124-6499 Tel: 503-547-0988 x 312 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 503-547-0987 Web: www.ftdichip.com For further information, text and graphics by email or to discuss feature article opportunities: Robert Huntley, Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LW, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1225 470 000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: +44 (0)1225 470 047 Web: www.publitek.com 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 3 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 http://www.ftdichip.com About Mouser Electronics Mouser Electronics, Inc. is an electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers. Mouser.com features over 735,000 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 www.mouser.com.