MSC signs Europe-wide distribution agreement for semiconductor solutions with Fujitsu

November 20, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
MSC Vertriebs GmbH has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU). By adding the FSEU product portfolio to its distribution programme, MSC is continuing its tradition of acting as a European distribution partner to Japanese semiconductor manufacturers.

To begin with, the partnership will focus primarily on Fujitsu’s wide range of ARM Cortex-based 8-, 16- und 32-bit microcontrollers for a variety of industrial embedded control applications as well as its extensive portfolio of ferroelectric RAM solutions (FRAMs).

Since 1980, Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has developed semiconductor solutions specially designed to meet the needs of the European market. With its microcontrollers, graphics controllers, multimedia ICs, ASICs, FRAMs and extensive embedded software portfolio, FSEU has made a name for itself as an important partner to key European customers in the automotive, industrial, communications and home entertainment segments. Like FSEU, MSC has decades of experience and wide-ranging development and application expertise in the fields of MCUs and memory. This makes the company a valued distribution partner who will be able to expand FSEU’s market position in the OEM sector to other customer segments. Customers will benefit from this in two ways: Not only will MSC help them choose the most suitable microcontrollers or memory ICs for their respective applications, they will also receive active support throughout the design process.

“MSC has been one of the four largest component distributors in Europe for years, not least because we have focused on a comparatively small number of core areas. Customers and suppliers alike benefit from our outstanding consultation and technical support in these areas,” explained Thomas Klein, Director Distribution at MSC. “FSEU’s Cortex-based microcontroller families and wide range of serial I2C, SPI, parallel and RFID FRAMs will ideally complement our existing MCU and memory product portfolio and help us expand our position as a leading provider of microcontroller and memory solutions in central Europe in the coming years.”

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