San Jose, Calif. -- WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA) a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, the Global number one distributor of semiconductors, announced today it has entered into a new distribution agreement with Future Designs, Inc. Under the terms of the franchise agreement, WPG Americas (WPGA) will stock and support the full FDI product catalog. Additionally, the partnership between WPGA and FDI will offer joint design and production services strengthened by a common focus on NXP Semiconductors and touch screen display systems for Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications as well as other embedded products.
"Corporately, WPG Holdings has tremendous off-shore capabilities and expertise, but working with a US-based partner like FDI brings unique independent design house (IDH) and original design manufacturer (ODM) capabilities to our North and South American customers," said Rich Davis, President of WPGA. "We are excited to offer services that guarantee a quicker time-to-market along with additional local design and production support for these customers through our partnership with FDI."
"WPGA and FDI have common focuses on NXP, GUI/HMI display systems, design services and production customers. Adding WPGA as a formal distribution partner is an opportunity to identify new customers, drive demand creation and increase our presence in key customer accounts," said Kent Lowman, President of FDI. "We look forward to working together with WPGA's exceptionally talented team to expand our mutual success through the franchise partnership."
About WPG Americas Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, WPG Americas Inc. is a member of WPG Holdings, a $14.9B worldwide distributor of semiconductors, passive, electro-mechanical and display products. Founded in November 2007, WPGA is a franchised partner for leading technology suppliers. As a member of WPG Holdings, WPGA is uniquely positioned to offer total solutions to its diverse customer base. WPGA continues to introduce new leading edge technologies, quality service and design-in focus through its superior engineering programs. For more information, visit www.wpgamericas.com.
About Future Designs, Inc.
Future Designs, Inc. is a full service design and production company that specializes in transforming "back of a napkin" concepts into tangible product plans. We offer customers hardware, software, mechanical, and system-level expertise and a 26-year history of proven success to provide any level of support from prototyping through high volume production. Our ELI® and uEZ®™ GUI family of products for touch screen LCD graphical user interface and human machine interface applications are "off-the-shelf" solutions for quick and cost effective upgrades to user interfaces. FDI is committed to minimizing your time-to-market, reducing costs and eliminating your product-development headaches. For more information, visit www.TeamFDI.com.