Arrow Electronics Announces Supply Channel Agreement with Ocular

Arrow to provide Ocular touch panel products featuring Atmel maXTouch technology

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – April 3, 2012 – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced an agreement with Ocular LCD, Inc. to serve as a distributor of Ocular’s projected capacitive touch panel products in North America. Arrow customers will have access to Ocular’s Crystal Touch line of touch panels, which incorporates Atmel® maXTouch® technology, creating a high-performance, smart interface that offers up to 16 simultaneous touch points and can ignore unintended touches.

“As a current Atmel partner, it made sense for us to utilize Arrow’s supply channel since they have a high level of technical expertise with Atmel’s touch controller products,” said Joe Fiamingo, president and chief executive officer of Ocular. “Customers can now purchase a complete touch assembly with Ocular’s projected capacitive sensor and Atmel’s touchscreen controller from a leading provider of products, services and solutions.”

“We’ve had great success providing our customers with Atmel’s leading-edge technology and we are anticipating new opportunities in the capacitive touch panel market,” said Aiden Mitchell, director of supplier marketing for Arrow Electronics. “The ability to sell a touch sensor designed for the Atmel maXTouch controller will give our customers a single source for projected capacitive touch solutions.”

“Ocular’s Crystal Touch panels with maXTouch touchscreen controllers provide a powerful solution for delivering true multitouch function to a variety of applications,” said Jon Kiachian, vice president of marketing for touch products at Atmel. “The knowledge and expertise offered by Arrow, Ocular and Atmel help pave the way for this emerging technology to expand into new markets that can benefit from touch.”

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About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics ( is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 120,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 390 locations in 52 countries.

About Ocular

Ocular LCD, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading supplier of industrial touch panels and display products to the embedded technology industry. Ocular’s innovative technologies enable equipment manufacturers to quickly bring to market product solutions with leading-edge, touch-enabled display capabilities. In addition to products, Ocular’s extensive knowledge and 25 years of experience allow the team to work closely with manufacturers to design display capabilities that meet the unique requirements of their applications, including the demands of extreme environments. Ocular’s product realization services can combine customized displays and true multitouch products into a fully integrated and tested turnkey product. To learn more about Ocular, please visit

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About Atmel

Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

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