Arrow to Distribute Triad Mixed-Signal Via-Configurable Array ASICs

The North American Components business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) and Triad Semiconductor, Inc., a leading mixed-signal ASIC provider, will make Triad’s mixed-signal via-configurable array ASICs available through Arrow’s North American sales and design centers.

Arrow will provide technical sales and support and product logistics for Triad’s mixed-signal ASIC customers. Triad’s patent-pending approach significantly reduces engineering labor and fabrication costs for high-performance ASIC designs, and can speed “time-to-prototype” by more than half a year.

“As designs become more highly integrated, many of our customers have been asking for mixed-signal ASIC support,” said Chris Miller, director of the customer logic solutions group of Arrow’s North America Components business. “Over the last 6 months, we’ve seen a significant interest in Triad’s technology. Customers appreciate how Triad has addressed their analog integration challenge with a competitive and flexible single-mask configurable technology. Customers are seeing the benefits with a lower NRE, faster time to production, along with the ability to make design changes quickly and inexpensively.”

“Arrow is the ideal strategic design and distribution partner, with its outstanding design support and unparalleled reach to 40,000 customers throughout North America,” said Lynn Hayden, chief executive officer at Triad Semiconductor. “Our combined efforts short circuit the time, cost and risk associated with full-custom layout, letting companies in the medical, industrial, communications, sensor and other sectors achieve cost-effective, high-performance mixed-signal ASIC designs.”

About Arrow North American Components
The North American Components (NAC) business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductors and passive, electromechanical and connector products, computing solutions, services and supply-chain solutions tailored to serve distinct customer segments with dedicated sales teams. Two primary, customer-focused NAC groups serve these market segments: The Arrow Electronics Components Group serves North American-based OEM and contract manufacturing customers and the Arrow/Zeus Electronics Group targets the aerospace and military markets. Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products.

About Triad Semiconductor
Triad Semiconductor is a fabless ASIC company that develops, prototypes and produces mixed-signal ASICs for production volumes from the low thousands to millions. Its patent-pending Via Configurable Array (VCA) technology creates ASIC arrays with silicon-proven analog and digital functions, reducing the time, cost and risk associated with full custom layout. Triad’s via-only routing also significantly reduces engineering effort and fabrication time, resulting in fast-turn prototypes and design changes at minimal cost. Founded in 2003 and privately held, Triad is headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C.