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Future Electronics and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) Sign an Americas Distribution Agreement

Pointe-Claire, Canada, December 12, 2009 --( Future Electronics and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced today that both companies have signed an agreement for distribution of Toshiba display products in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Under the terms of this agreement, Future Electronics will distribute Toshiba’s full line of TFT Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs).

“We're confident that this new relationship will add significant value to our current display offering,” said Bruce Jones, executive vice president of Worldwide Corporate Marketing. “Many of our customers’ applications require a ruggedized LCD with long life, which Toshiba can provide for them.”

Future’s strong application engineering, marketing, integration capabilities and supply chain management provides Toshiba with the opportunity to offer the highest level of service to customers across the territory.

“Combining TAEC’s extensive display offering with Future’s Display Solutions integration capabilities is a winning strategy for our customers,” states Sean Collins, vice president, Display Devices and Components Business Unit for TAEC.

“It results in a long-term, quality solution that meets all of their LCD display requirements.”

About Future Electronics’ Display Solutions Group

Future Electronics’ Display Solutions Group is a world-class leader and innovator in the Distribution, Marketing, and Technical Solution Support of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Solutions for customers of all sizes worldwide. Our experienced and knowledgeable team can provide any display solution from smaller projects to larger fully integrated finished solutions.

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TAEC LCD Products

Toshiba displays feature LTPS technology, which enables LCDs that are significantly thinner and lighter in weight and with higher-resolution than previous generations. LTPS technology reduces energy consumption for lower operating costs and longer operating life for battery powered applications. For industrial applications, the LCD modules now offer long-life, light-emitting diode (LED) backlight systems with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)1 of 100,000 hours. The series includes eight new LCD products, available in four screen sizes: 5.7-inch, 8.4-inch, 10.4-inch, and 12.1-inch. Display resolutions are QVGA (320 x 240) and VGA (640 x 480) for the 5.7-inch module, and SVGA (800 x 600) and XGA (1024 x 768) for the three larger sizes. For additional information on Toshiba’s displays please visit:

*About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributions and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today’s leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world’s third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2008 WW Semiconductor Revenue Estimate, Dec. 2008). For additional company and product information, please visit

1The MTBF (Mean Time between Failures) is not a guarantee or estimate of product life; it is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a large number of products which may not accurately reflect actual operation. Actual operating life of the product may not resemble the MTBF.

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