Jul. 12, 2011 (Business Wire) -- RF Monolithics, Inc. (RFM (NASDAQ: RFMI) the "Company"), a leader in M2M and wireless communications-enabling technology, has signed a world-wide franchise distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Under the new agreement, Future Electronics will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment services for RFM certified RF modules, short-range IC radios, and RF components products.
"RFM's extensive product portfolio targets the burgeoning demand for RF products in the M2M industry that consume very little power and are highly reliable. As a result, RFM's products give Future Electronics a broader horizon of customers than ever before," said Todd Fiske, VP RF & Wireless Solutions of Future Electronics. "Many of RFM products operate in the 2.4 GHz band in a broad assortment of technologies, plus a wide range of ISM bands. Adding all these products into our product mix increases our ability to create design solutions across a wide range of applications and markets for our global customers."
Said Duane Covell, RFM's Director of Worldwide Distribution, "With their world-class web platform and distribution capabilities, Future Electronics is effective at serving both the small volume market space and the very large production market. As a result, RFM customers can competitively source R&D, prototyping and production quantities from the same global distributor - Future Electronics."
In addition to their state-of-the-art web capabilities and distribution facilities, Future Electronics also offers RFM customers advanced engineers and System Design Centers to assist customers with new product development, product design evaluation, reference design validation, proof-of-concepts, and various other design consulting services.
Said Covell, "A key benefit for RFM customers will be the use of our developer kits in the Future Electronics Tool Loaner Program during initial platform evaluation, verification and design process conducted with customers. Opportunities such as this where RFM and Future Electronics partners together to support customers are why we look forward to our relationship with Future Electronics." In addition to being made available through the Tool Loaner Program, the RFM developer kits (and all RFM products) are sold globally through www.futureelectronics.com or through any of Future Electronic's local sales representatives around the world.
RFM's broad line of standards-based certified modules and short-range IC radios, in addition to RFM proprietary certified modules and short-range IC radios and RF components can be integrated into a long list of common M2M and communications applications.