Future Electronics has underlined the strength of its technical service to embedded design engineers with the announcement today that it has become the first ARM Accreditation Corporate Partner. This is the result of Future Electronics’ commitment to adopt the ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) program worldwide throughout the company, with a particular focus on the ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) certification.
Accredited Engineer status is prized in the embedded engineering community as proof of the holder’s detailed knowledge of the ARM® architecture, instructions and capabilities and of the practice of code development on the ARM platform.
To gain an Accredited MCU Engineer certification, the engineer must cover a broad range of topics laid down in the AAME syllabus, practise the implementation of ARM-based designs and then demonstrate knowledge in an exam independently administered by Prometric.
In becoming a worldwide corporate member of the AAE program, Future Electronics is extending its ability to provide advice and support on system architecture to manufacturers of embedded systems. This adds to its existing product-support service provided to users of ARM-based microcontrollers from Future Electronics’ franchised suppliers.
It has also committed resources to training 30 engineers as qualified AAME educators (ten each in North America, EMEA and Asia). These AAME educators will provide training internally to Future Electronics staff to ensure that all field applications engineers (FAEs) who provide microcontroller advice and support to customers gain AAME certification by the end of 2014.
Bruce Jones, Vice President Engineering at Future Electronics (Montreal), said: ‘Our objective is to have the best trained team in distribution. This added knowledge will ensure our engineers are adding a greater level of value to our customers”
Keith Clarke, VP Market Development of ARM said: “This is a significant milestone in the development of our corporate scheme as Future Electronics becomes the first company to gain full Accreditation status. Future Electronics are showing industry leadership with this commitment as they seek to realize the value in providing expert advice on the wide variety of ARM-based core designs to help distribution customers get to market quickly and successfully.”
Future Electronics’ corporate membership of the AAME program validates the company’s ability to support customers using microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex®-M series of cores, including the ARM Cortex-M0, -M0+, -M3 and -M4.
Future Electronics provides technical support to OEM customers using a broad range of ARM-based microcontrollers, including devices from STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors, Atmel, Microsemi and Cypress Semiconductor.
About Future Electronics
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