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EPS Global and Future Electronics Announce Global Strategic Partnership

To Provide Secure Provisioning and Supply Chain Solutions for IoT Security

EPS Global and Future Electronics Announce Global Strategic Partnership

Quebec, Canada and Dublin, Ireland – March 16, 2021 - EPS Global, one of the world's largest Programming and Secure Provisioning service providers, and Future Electronics, a leading global electronics distributor of an extensive variety of electronic components from semiconductor manufacturers, have announced today a global strategic partnership. The partnership will enable OEMs access to secure provisioning services for their security-enabled devices anywhere in the world, distributed through Future Electronics.

Security is a vital requirement for IoT devices. In the absence of end-to-end security, connected devices are vulnerable to attacks such as counterfeiting, over-production and malware. These attacks can cause devices to shut down, which can damage critical industrial infrastructure or injure users.

Thus, OEMs can be faced with complex challenges when implementing security on their connected devices. There are a wide variety of security solutions to choose from; cost and logistics need to be considered; and OEMs must comply with increasing legislative requirements.

The Global Strategic Partnership simplifies the process for customers, bringing peace of mind with access to a continuous supply of security-enabled devices through Future Electronics, long recognized for their global supply chain solutions, and the provisioning of security on these devices in secure volume production facilities all over in the world through EPS Global.

Future Electronics is a worldwide distributor of silicon partners, such as Infineon, NXP, Microchip, Renesas and ST Microelectronics, each of whom have developed security-based microcontrollers to address customers’ IoT security requirements.

Security delivers many high value benefits such as IP protection, production control, and ensures a connected product meets standards and legislation, said Colin Lynch, CEO of EPS Global. The question is how to implement it effectively, which is where our partnership with Future Electronics comes in. EPS Global offers customers cost-competitive security to fit their requirements, using the chip of their choice, and we then deliver this solution through their trusted distribution partner, Future Electronics. Together, we effectively remove the supply chain and technological complexity for the customer, designing in security in the early stages of their products designs, ensuring a seamless transition to high volume production, facilitating them to get their product to market.

EPS is a global leader in secure programming requirements. We are excited to engage with them and offer their strong value-added capabilities to simplify the path and meet the growing demand for secure programming in our customer base, said Karim Yasmine, Corporate Vice President of Strategic Supplier Development for Future Electronics.

About EPS Global

EPS Global has been working with PCB assemblers globally since 1999. EPS owns and operates 18 programming centers around the world, providing programming-as-a-service to Tier 1 Automotive electronic suppliers, Top 20 OEMs and Top 50 Contract Manufacturers, offering high-quality, reliable, versatile and extremely prompt IC programming and tape & reel services. EPS Global has achieved ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, TS16949 and VDA 6.3 certifications in its state-of-the-art programming centers. For more information visit: www.epsprogramming.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a very extensive variety of electronic components. Founded by Robert G. Miller in 1968, Future Electronics believes its 5000 employees are its greatest asset, with 170 offices in 44 countries. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contacts

EPS Global

Ciara McCarthy
Global Marketing Director
cmcccarthy@epsglobal.com
+353 (0)1 8038918

Future Electronics

Claudio Caporicci
bob.jones@originalityb2b.com
Global Director Marketing Communications & Advertising
514-694-7710
Claudio.Caporicci@FutureElectronics.com

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