WPG Americas Inc. and Future Designs, Inc. Begin Formal Partnership through Full Franchise Distribution Agreement

SAN JOSE, CA -- WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA) a subsidiary of WPG Holdings and the Global number one distributor of semiconductors, has entered into a new distribution agreement with Future Designs, Inc. Under the terms of the franchise agreement, WPG Americas (WPGA) will stock and support the full FDI product catalog. Additionally, the partnership between WPGA and FDI will offer joint design and production services strengthened by a common focus on NXP Semiconductors and touch screen display systems for Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications as well as other embedded products.

"Corporately, WPG Holdings has tremendous off-shore capabilities and expertise, but working with a US-based partner like FDI brings unique independent design house (IDH) and original design manufacturer (ODM) capabilities to our North and South American customers," said Rich Davis, President of WPGA. "We are excited to offer services that guarantee a quicker time-to-market along with additional local design and production support for these customers through our partnership with FDI."

"WPGA and FDI have common focuses on NXP, GUI/HMI display systems, design services and production customers. Adding WPGA as a formal distribution partner is an opportunity to identify new customers, drive demand creation and increase our presence in key customer accounts," said Kent Lowman, President of FDI. "We look forward to working together with WPGA's exceptionally talented team to expand our mutual success through the franchise partnership."

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