The company’s focus is to supply a complete system solution for implementing USB connectivity within a product, including ICs, hardware platforms, as well as software and firmware solutions. As a result, FTDI are recognised as experts in the field of USB technology with an extremely broad customer base ranging from major OEMs to hobbyist users.
FTDI’s products include their popular range of USB converter ICs, which provide USB based connectivity to a range of external interfaces including support for legacy RS232 / RS422 / RS485 interfaces. More recently the company have expanded their product expertise with the Vinculum range of USB Host / Slave microcontrollers, offering connectivity and embedded processing capabilities. All products are supported by FTDI’s industry leading USB software drivers offering comprehensive support for Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms.
FTDI is a privately held company that was founded by CEO Fred Dart in the mid 1990s. The company’s main headquarters are based in Glasgow UK. The company also has regional sales and support offices in Portland (OR) - USA, Taipei - Taiwan and Shanghai – China with an R&D center in Singapore. Global sales activities are lead through the company’s growing list of distribution partners. The main product design and operations activities are lead from the company’s UK office. These activities include:
- IC Design: System Verilog and VHDL based design.
- Software Design: Driver development. Real Time Operating System (RTOS) design. Development of compilers, linkers, debug tools and IDEs.
- Technical Support: First level technical application support to our worldwide customer base, by e-mail and telephone.
- Sales & Marketing: European sales and global marketing.
- Operations: Supply chain management, distribution and quality control
FTDI are ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management accredited for the design and supply of Universal Serial Bus (USB) semiconductor devices with legacy support. With FTDI’s industry respected USB expertise, the company is always looking for talented individuals to help them continue their innovations and maintain their worldwide leadership in USB technology.