22 September 2010


GigOptix signs distribution deal

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 Midoriya Electric Co Ltd as its sole distributor for optical and RF sales in Japan.

Makoto Kuroha, president of Midoriya Electric Co Ltd, said, "We believe that optics will replace copper interconnect technology in the future and we have been looking for a strong partner in the optical space. GigOptix has great technology and great solutions and is a good match with the Japanese optical communication customers. We look forward to utilizing our strong sales and engineering resources to further develop the customer base in the Telecom and Datacom markets and expanding their reach into higher volume consumer, PC and semiconductor markets."

"Midoriya is an excellent ambassador for GigOptix in Japan, they have a strong presence that will enable us to expand our current optical market reach and provide the breadth of expertise that enables us to address new market segments such as consumer and computer devices. We look forward to working with Midoriya to develop these exciting new business opportunities in Japan," added Jay de la Barre, VP of Sales at GigOptix.  

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