Arrow to Distribute MathStar Field Programmable Object Arrays in India

Arrow Asia Pac Ltd., a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), announced that it has signed a distribution agreement for the India market with MathStar (Nasdaq: MATH), a leading fabless semiconductor company offering high-performance programmable logic solutions. Through the agreement, Arrow will distribute the full range of MathStar’s field programmable object array (FPOA) semiconductor devices, evaluation boards, design software and IP cores.

“We welcome the addition of MathStar’s Arrix FPOAs to Arrow’s extensive product portfolio,” said CC Lim, vice president of marketing for Arrow Asia Pac. “Offering advantages such as shorter development cycles and lower design cost, FPOA technology is considered an attractive alternative compared to other methods of programmable logic design. With MathStar, our customers will gain access to a broader selection of high-performance, programmable logic solutions to effectively meet their design needs for applications requiring high data speeds such as, professional video, medical imaging, and digital signal processing.”

“We are pleased to be expanding into the fast-growing and dynamic India market with Arrow,” said Russell Corvese, vice president of sales for MathStar. “Arrow’s unparalleled demand-creation ability, wide customer base and strong technical expertise will be a great asset to MathStar in establishing a strong sales and marketing channel and growing our business in India.”

About MathStar
MathStar (Nasdaq: MATH) is a fabless semiconductor company offering best-in-class, high performance programmable logic solutions. MathStar’s Field Programmable Object Array (FPOA) can process arithmetic and logic operations at clock rates of 1-gigahertz, which is up to four times faster than even the most advanced FPGA architectures in many applications. MathStar’s Arrix family of FPOAs are high-performance programmable solutions that enable customers in the machine vision, high-performance video, medical imaging, security & surveillance and military markets to rapidly and cost effectively innovate and differentiate their products. FPOAs are available now and are supported by development tools, IP libraries, application notes and technical documentation.

About Arrow Asia Pac
A business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), Arrow Asia Pac is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading electronic component distributors. In addition to its regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Arrow Asia Pac operates 52 sales offices, four primary distribution centers and 13 local warehousing facilities in 12 countries/territories across Asia. Providing a full range of semiconductors, passive, electromechanical and connector products from over 170 leading international and local suppliers, Arrow Asia Pac serves more than 10,000 original equipment and contract manufacturers and commercial customers in Asia-Pacific.