ACAL BFi have signed a new distribution agreement with thermistor manufacturer, Shibaura. The new agreement adds the Nordic territories and extends the franchise agreement throughout Europe. Under the new agreement, Acal BFi will sell and provide specialist technical support on Shibaura's NTC temperature sensors and customised thermistor probes which are used in a wide range of applications such as home appliances, medical, industrial and HVAC. ACAL BFi Business Development Director for Sensors, Walther Van Puijvelde, explains; "ACAL BFI's strategy is to develop a linecard which gives every customer throughout Europe access to specialist technical support and assembly services on best-in-class components from leading manufacturers. We have already helped customers in automotive and consumer applications to use Shibaura products to solve their design challenges and we will now be able to extend this capability to all of our customers." For Shibaura, General Manager/International Operations, Shuichi Watanabe, added, "Acal-BFI's expertise in supporting complete probe solutions compliments Shibaura's flexibility in manufacturing these products." The Shibaura glass-sealed PSB (Pellet Shaped Bead) NTC thermistors are used for measurement and control of temperatures ranging from +50 to +800 degrees Centigrade. The thermistors feature a fine ceramic chip which provides high stability, glass sealing for high heat resistivity and mechanical endurance and small physical dimensions for a fast response time. For further information, please visit www.acaltechnology.com/uk/shibaura1 About ACAL Technology ACAL Technology operates in the fields of Semiconductors, RF Wireless, Frequency Control, Electromechanical, Interconnect, Passive, Power Management and Embedded Systems serving customers across a broad range of markets and applications. Each technology group enjoys a diverse portfolio of products allowing ACAL to offer solutions meeting the specific requirements of the most demanding applications. ACAL Technology powers innovation through the supply of leading edge technology. Providing enabling technologies; via technical sales and marketing services, ACAL Technology creates efficiencies, productivity and enhanced profitability for organisations assisting in the development of revenue streams. Additionally ACAL Technology offers complementary value-added services including the development and manufacture of custom solutions in accordance with ISO9001: 2000. ACAL takes designs from concept to manufacture, processes are undertaken in-house enabling total control over the design, benefiting from our facilities which include an EMC chamber, copper & fibre optic cable assembly, quick-turn prototype PCB production, CAD and specialist test equipment. About BFi OPTiLAS BFi OPTiLAS, a member of the Acal Electronics group, is a pan-European technical distributor of specialist products and services including design-engineering support, to the electronics and photonics markets. BFi OPTiLAS focuses on niche technology products such as magnetic components, electro-optics, imaging, fibre-optics, RF & microwave and other specialty components, systems, assemblies and metals. Our manufacturer trained, technically qualified Field Sales Engineers will be able to assist you in all aspects of your design, enabling you to turn your ideas into reality. Serviced by our modern ISO 9001:2008 approved logistics centre, BFi OPTiLAS is able to offer a variety of client specific logistical services including : VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory), EDI processing, tape and reeling, customer-specific bar-coding, Kan-Ban/ship-to-line processes, kitting and assembly and flexible shipping arrangements.