Luminary Micro and Arrow UEC Japan KK Announce Distribution Agreement
Arrow UEC Japan Now Stocking Luminary Micro Stellaris(R) Microcontroller Products AUSTIN, Texas, and TOKYO, July 24 /EMWNews/ -- Arrow UEC Japan KK, and Luminary Micro, creators of the world's largest portfolio of ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs), announced today they have entered into a distribution agreement. Effective immediately, customers will have access to Luminary Micro's award-winning Stellaris microcontroller products through Arrow UEC Japan's sales and support centers in Japan. "We are very excited to add Luminary Micro's Stellaris microcontrollers on our linecard," said Shigeru Uehara, CEO of Arrow UEC Japan KK. "With cost effective microcontrollers starting at $1 for ARM Cortex-M3-based processors, Stellaris microcontrollers will be very popular with our industrial customers. There is a lot of momentum for microcontrollers migrating from 8/16-bit to 32-bit in the Japanese MCU market." Luminary Micro's Stellaris family of microcontrollers currently contains over 100 feature-rich MCUs, supported by low-cost evaluation kits and full reference design kits, all available through Arrow UEC Japan KK. Stellaris mixed-signal microcontrollers contain specialized capabilities for applications in the energy, security, and connectivity markets. The Stellaris line of MCUs is targeted at embedded and industrial applications, such as building and home automation; factory automation and control; industrial control power devices; stepper motors; brushed and brushless DC motors; and AC induction motors. "We are delighted with the strategic partnership with Arrow UEC Japan KK," said Arline Nieder, vice president of Sales, Luminary Micro. "Arrow UEC Japan brings excellent service to Japanese customers by effectively leveraging Arrow's total enterprise power, mobility and enormous corporate resources. Together we will reach customers in Japan that we would otherwise not be able to serve effectively."
About Arrow UEC Japan KK Arrow UEC Japan KK has started out new life as 100% owned subsidiary of Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products. As the Electronic Industry is in the middle of global scale reorganization, we are committed to provide good products in the world and good services to Japanese customers by effectively leveraging Arrow's total enterprise power, mobility and enormous corporate resources. About Luminary Micro and Stellaris Luminary Micro, Inc. designs, markets and sells ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs). Austin, Texas-based Luminary Micro is the lead partner for the Cortex-M3 processor, delivering the world's first silicon implementation of the Cortex-M3 processor. Luminary Micro's introduction of the award-winning Stellaris(R) family of products provides 32-bit performance for the same price as current 8- and 16-bit microcontroller designs, providing entry-level pricing at $1.00 for an ARM technology-based MCU. Stellaris mixed-signal microcontrollers contain specialized capabilities for applications in energy, security, and connectivity markets. With the world's largest selection of ARM-based microcontrollers, Luminary Micro's Stellaris family allows for standardization that eliminates future architectural upgrades or software tools changes. Stellaris and the Luminary Micro logo are registered trademarks of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. Luminary Micro Company Contact: Jean Anne Booth / CMO / +1.512.917.3088 mobile / +1.512.279.8801 office / JeanAnne.Booth@LuminaryMicro.com
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