Laird Accelerates Time to Market for Embedding Wireless Connectivity

November 4, 2014, 1:00 am
Laird Accelerates Time to Market for Embedding Wireless Connectivity

New Distribution Partnership with Future Electronics Expands Global Reach

November 4, 2014 – Laird, a global technology company, is proud to announce that it has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary wireless modules across North America, Europe, and APAC.

Laird offers wireless solutions for digital signage, medical, hospitality, industrial, and more. This distribution agreement allows Laird to take advantage of Future’s extensive field engineering resources and world class physical distribution capabilities to help better serve Laird’s customers.

“As Laird’s world class wireless product portfolio continues to expand, it was important for us to select a partner that has a global reach, shares our passion for quality support, and accountability to customer success. For us, Future Electronics was the perfect choice”, said Greg Janke, Vice President of Sales for Laird. “We are very excited to be partnering with Future. Speed to market is a top priority for our customers and we believe that Future Electronics has the resources and experience to deliver Laird’s innovative solutions with reliable fulfillment and speed.”

“The Future Connectivity Solutions team is very eager to promote Laird’s feature-rich embedded wireless modules. We anticipate high growth in demand for these products in the coming years and are very pleased to be partnered with Laird on this venture”, said Pierre Luc Vigneault, Product Marketing Manager of Future Connectivity Solutions. “They are a serious
competitor in the wireless space and offer high value solutions for our customer base.”

To learn more about Laird wireless solutions available through Future Electronics, visit www.futureelectronics.com/en/manufacturers/laird/.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Laird
Laird is a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems.
Products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the smartphone, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.
Laird, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 50 facilities located in 19 countries.

Contact Information
For additional information, visit www.lairdtech.com or contact us at:
Americas: +1-800-492-2320
Europe: +44-1628-858-940
Asia: +852-2932-0610
Email: WirelessInfo@lairdtech.com

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