Saturday, January 30, 2010

Toshiba Electronic Components Sign Future Electronics Agreement

Future Electronics and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) Sign an Americas Distribution Agreement

Pointe-Claire, Canada, December 12 -- Future Electronics and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced today that both companies have signed an agreement for distribution of Toshiba display products in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Under the terms of this agreement, Future Electronics will distribute Toshiba's full line of TFT Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs).

"We're confident that this new relationship will add significant value to our current display offering," said Bruce Jones, executive vice president of Worldwide Corporate Marketing. "Many of our customers' applications require a ruggedized LCD with long life, which Toshiba can provide for them."

Future's strong application engineering, marketing, integration capabilities and supply chain management provides Toshiba with the opportunity to offer the highest level of service to customers across the territory.

"Combining TAEC's extensive display offering with Future's Display Solutions integration capabilities is a winning strategy for our customers," states Sean Collins, vice president, Display Devices and Components Business Unit for TAEC. "It results in a long-term, quality solution that meets all of their LCD display requirements."

About Future Electronics' Display Solutions Group
Future Electronics' Display Solutions Group is a world-class leader and innovator in the Distribution, Marketing, and Technical Solution Support of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Solutions for customers of all sizes worldwide. Our experienced and knowledgeable team can provide any display solution from smaller projects to larger fully integrated finished solutions.

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TAEC LCD Products
Toshiba displays feature LTPS technology, which enables LCDs that are significantly thinner and lighter in weight and with higher-resolution than previous generations. LTPS technology reduces energy consumption for lower operating costs and longer operating life for battery powered applications. For industrial applications, the LCD modules now offer long-life, light-emitting diode (LED) backlight systems with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)1 of 100,000 hours. The series includes eight new LCD products, available in four screen sizes: 5.7-inch, 8.4-inch, 10.4-inch, and 12.1-inch. Display resolutions are QVGA (320 x 240) and VGA (640 x 480) for the 5.7-inch module, and SVGA (800 x 600) and XGA (1024 x 768) for the three larger sizes. For additional information on Toshiba's displays please visit:

*About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributions and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2008 WW Semiconductor Revenue Estimate, Dec. 2008). For additional company and product information, please visit

1The MTBF (Mean Time between Failures) is not a guarantee or estimate of product life; it is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a large number of products which may not accurately reflect actual operation. Actual operating life of the product may not resemble the MTBF.

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Future Lighting Solutions
Heather Goldsmith

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Personal Property Insurance Coverage Expands

Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Launches New Website to Expand Personal Property Coverage

Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Co., a leading personal property insurance company, recently launched a new website, expanding personal property coverage to a wider range of agents & policyholders.

Baltimore, MD, January 02, 2010 -- Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Company, a leading personal property insurance company providing fire and smoke insurance, tornado insurance, hurricane insurance and more, has recently launched its new website,

The launch of the new website marks two important milestones for Independent Mutual. Not only does it allow Independent Mutual to experience more accelerated growth on a national level, but the new website also gives Independent Mutual the ability to offer its products and services to both captive and independent agents.

"Our top priorities at Independent Mutual have always been flexibility and fairness towards policyholders and agents alike," reports Scott Sauls, Vice President of Field Support at Independent Mutual. "The website will allow us to offer our personal property insurance products and services to a wider audience. In doing so, we will continue to focus on providing superior levels of customer service to both policy holders and agents."

According to Sauls, the new website offers innovative features that will enable Independent Mutual to offer an unprecedented level of customer service. "Both agents and policyholders can log into customized portals and receive 24/7 access to view the status of their claims reports and adjustments," he says. "We employ real-time claims adjustment technology and provide agents with the ability to instantly quote and issue policies right from their desktop through our AgenTreeT system."

"The new website offers an exciting opportunity for Independent Mutual to provide agents and policyholders with greater fairness and accuracy through the use of technology," Sauls says. For more information about Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Company, please visit or call 800-248-7072.

About Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Established in 1948 and headquartered in Cook County, Illinois, Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Company has been a leader in personal property insurance for over sixty years. Independent Mutual's Executive Office is located in Baltimore, Maryland and offers flexible, comprehensive personal property coverage throughout the United States.

Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Co. is rated as A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Known for its modest underwriting leverage, irrefutable market expertise, solid investment earnings and long-standing presence in the home service fire and burglary market sector, Independent Mutual provides personal property insurance to policyholders regardless of income or credit history. For more information about the personal property coverage offered by Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Company, please visit or call 800-248-7072.

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Independent Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Scott Sauls