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GigOptix Expands ASIC Presence in Japan

Photonics.com
Dec 2010
PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 — High performance electronic and electro-optic components maker GigOptix Inc. announced it has signed with Solekia Ltd. to expand its ASIC product distribution in Japan.

The semiconductor and component device trading company will offer GigOptix’ structured ASIC devices and standard cells along with local designs and sales support to Japanese customers that focus particularly on the industrial and medical markets.

“Solekia is a superb addition to the GigOptix distributor network,” said Anil Chaudhry, director of marketing for the ASIC products at GigOptix. “They have excellent technical expertise and deep customer relationships with over 20 years of experience in providing ASIC solutions to Japanese customers, particularly in industrial and medical markets.”

Midoriya Electric Co. will continue to be the company’s sole distributor for optical and RF sales in Japan.

For more information, visit: www.gigoptix.com 



GLOSSARY
electro-optics
1. The branch of physics that deals with the use of electrical energy to create or manipulate light waves, generally by changing the refractive index of a light-propagating material; 2. Collectively, the devices used to affect the intersection of electrical energy and light. Compare with optoelectronics.
electronics
That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
optical
Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
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