Mouser Electronics Offers Actel FPGAs in Small Quantities

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the fastest growing distributor in the electronics industry, and Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL), the leading supplier of nonvolatile field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technologies, announced that the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement. This partnership complements Actel’s existing distributor relationships and expands Actel’s reach to customers seeking readily available, small-volume quantities.

Customers can browse and purchase Actel’s products through Mouser’s printed catalog or directly from their website. Later this month, Actel will also offer a “Buy Online” capability powered by Mouser on Actel’s own website. Mouser’s inventory includes the flash-based ProASIC3 and ProASIC Plus families, the antifuse-based MX, eX, SX-A and Axcelerator solutions, starter kits for the Actel Fusion, ProASIC3/E, ProASIC Plus and Axcelerator families, as well as the Silicon Sculptor3, FlashPro3 and FlashPro Lite programmers and adaptors.

“The ability to purchase smaller quantities of board-level components via credit card and start designing with them within 24-48 hours is quickly becoming a need, rather than a ‘nice to have’, for designers around the globe,” said Dennis Kish, Actel senior vice president, sales and marketing. “Working with Mouser’s efficient online global distribution capabilities, we can extend the availability of Actel’s FPGAs, providing even more customers with solutions that deliver the power, security, reliability, and total system cost advantages they require.”

“We’re pleased to offer Actel’s innovative FPGA products to our engineering customers for their new design projects,” said Mike Scott, Mouser Vice President of Active and Passive Components. “We’re also pleased to help Actel gain new customers and penetrate new markets through our innovative marketing programs.”

According to Scott, the distribution agreement with Actel is in keeping with Mouser’s unique business model of rapid introduction of the newest, most innovative products and the latest technologies, further enhancing the distributor’s time-to-market advantage for their design engineering customers.

Mouser reaches a unique customer base of diverse business accounts that represent a wide range of small, medium and large companies, as well as individuals and consultants who recommend, specify and purchase board-level components for product designs that other distributors don’t reach.

The distributor’s broad-based product line, unsurpassed customer service, and streamlined warehouse operations make Mouser the design engineer’s one- stop shop for all the board-level components and associated development tools necessary for total project design.

About Mouser
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is an electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers. features over 735,000 products online from more than 300 manufacturers. Mouser’s 1,800+ page catalog is published every 90 days, providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 280,000 customers in 170 countries from its 432,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Mansfield, Texas.

About Actel
Actel Corporation is the leader in single-chip FPGA solutions. The company is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, Calif., 94043-4655. Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835).

Mouser and Mouser Electronics are registered trademarks of Mouser Electronics, Inc. The Actel, Actel Fusion, ProASIC3/E, ProASIC Plus, Axcelerator, Silicon Sculptor3, FlashPro3 and FlashPro Lite names and logos are trademarks of Actel Corporation.