29 January 2010


AOI announces Fuji Electronics as distribution partner in Japan

Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AOI) of Sugar Land, near Houston, TX, USA has announce a distribution agreement for the Japanese market in which Tokyo-based Fuji Electronics Company Ltd will provide distribution, sales and marketing support, as well as initial customer support for AOI’s products in Japan.

AOI is a vertically integrated manufacturer with epitaxial growth, wafer processing, and optical module packaging as well as transceiver and component manufacturing facilities in Taipei, Taiwan, and component and module manufacturing facilities in Ningbo, China. The agreement covers AOI’s complete product line, including fiber-optic components (such as laser diodes and photodiodes), fiber-optic transceivers, cable television products, and other fiber-optic modules and subassemblies.

“The market for AOI’s fiber-optic products in Japan is robust and is expected to continue to grow for some time into the future as the global economy rebounds and new infrastructure projects around the world proliferate,” says Dr Stefan Murry, AOI’s VP of global sales & marketing. “We have been looking for a strong and diversified company to represent our products in Japan and we believe that Fuji Electronics represents exactly the type of partner we need,” he adds.

“Fuji Electronics has always endeavored to provide the latest products made from the most advanced technology,” says Kenji Otake, senior executive officer in Fuji Electronics’ Strategic Marketing division. “AOI’s history of innovation in optical device, module, and subsystem manufacture, especially its unique molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) process, fits this technology leadership role perfectly,” he adds. “Our large network of sales offices across Japan, strong financial position, and nearly 40-year track record allow us to offer exceptional value to both our customers and our principals, including AOI.”

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