8 December 2010

Solekia to distribute GigOptix’ ASICs in Japan

GigOptix Inc of Palo Alto, CA, USA, which designs modulator and laser drivers and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) ICs based on III-V materials as well as polymer electro-optic modulators for fiber-optic communications systems, has signed Solekia Ltd (a distributor of electronic components and information technology) to expand its ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) product distribution in Japan.

Solekia will offer GigOptix’ Structured ASIC devices and Standard Cells along with local design and sales support to Japanese customers, focusing particularly on the industrial and medical markets. Midoriya Electric Co will continue be the sole distributor for GigOptix’ optical and RF sales in Japan.

“They have excellent technical expertise and deep customer relationships, with over 20 years of experience in providing ASIC solutions to Japanese customers, particularly in the industrial and medical markets,” comments Anil Chaudhry (GigOptix’ director of marketing for ASIC products) about Solekia.

GigOptix has taped out more than 2000 designs. “Our Structured ASIC technology is particularly suited for the industrial and medical applications in Japan,” reckons Chaudhry. “Solekia’s reputation for providing dedicated customer service and superior technical support to the ASIC customers will greatly enhance GigOptix’ cost-effective solutions and best-in-class service for the Japanese market,” he adds.

“This partnership will enable us to provide our customers with an enhanced and cost-effective portfolio of Structured ASIC and Standard Cell solutions for the industrial and medical applications,” says Takashi Miura, general manager, System Business Group of Solekia in Japan. “GigOptix’ ASIC technology and market focus closely aligns with Solekia's expertise.”

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