Ambiq Micro, a leader in ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, has signed a global distribution agreement with electronics distributor, Future Electronics.
The distributor will market Ambiq’s real-time clocks (RTCs) and the Apollo family of ARM Cortex microcontrollers (MCUs). These are the world’s lowest power devices of their kind, both being based on Ambiq’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) platform. This innovative technology enables the ability to operate transistors at voltage levels that are far below what is considered “standard” by semiconductor industry standards. This results in solutions that go well beyond the incremental improvements in power consumption that other semiconductor devices have offered. The devices, which are manufactured in an industry-standard CMOS manufacturing process, are an ideal solution for battery-powered and other power-sensitive applications including Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices where energy savings translate into much longer battery life. These semiconductor components can also enable much smaller batteries to be used, allowing greater creativity in the design and form factor of the end products that utilize these innovative solutions.
Ambiq Micro’s CEO and President Mark Foley commented: “The SPOT platform has redefined the meaning of ‘ultra-low power’ in the electronics industry at a time when there is an explosion in demand for small, battery-powered products. We are delighted to partner with a distributor whose technical strengths will help designers take full advantage of the breakthrough reductions in energy consumption that our devices enable.”
“The fast-growing markets of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology need solutions that improve energy efficiency and extend battery life. With up to 10x lower power consumption than its rivals, Ambiq’s solutions, including its recently released Apollo MCUs, will revolutionize these markets,” commented Dan Casey, Executive Vice President of Global Engineering at Future Electronics.
Ambiq Micro’s RTCs are available now. Apollo MCUs are sampling now and will be available in volume in June, 2015.
About Ambiq Micro
Ambiq Micro was founded in 2010 on the simple yet powerful notion that extremely low power semiconductors are the key to the future of electronics. Through the use of pioneering ultra-low power technology, we help innovative companies around the world develop differentiated solutions that reduce or eliminate the need for batteries, lower overall system power, and maximize industrial design flexibility.
Ambiq Micro has developed breakthrough technology based on our patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) platform that dramatically reduces the amount of power consumed by semiconductors thus making our integrated circuits (ICs) an ideal solution for energy critical applications.
Ambiq Micro is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.ambiqmicro.com and follow us @Ambiq_Micro.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. 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 44 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.