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24 February 2016

GigOptix signs UKC as Japan distributor and appoints director of Japan sales

GigOptix Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (a fabless supplier of analog semiconductor and optical communications components for fiber-optic and wireless networks) has signed Japan's largest electronic components distributor UKC Holding Corp as its distributor for all its product line sales in the country.

GigOptix says that the agreement strengthens its business presence in the Japanese enterprise and cloud connectivity markets, in particular in the telecom, datacom, RF and ASIC segments.

"We have been looking for a strong semiconductor fabless partner that specializes in the optical networks and RF connectivity space," says UKC's executive general manager Jun Takagi. "GigOptix has a well-recognized brand name, market-accepted technology, and excellent solutions, with a good match to the needs of the Japanese telecom, datacom, RF and ASIC customers. We look forward to utilizing our strong sales and engineering resources to further develop the customer base in the present markets and expanding their reach into the emerging and higher-volume consumer connectivity markets," he adds.

"UKC Holdings is an excellent ambassador for GigOptix in Japan. They have a strong presence that will enable us to expand our current market reach and provide the breadth of expertise that enables us to address new market segments," comments Dr Raluca Dinu, executive VP global customer operations at GigOptix.

In addition, Maasaki Shirashoji (formerly of Midoriya Electronics) joins GigOptix's global sales team as director of Japan sales. "We have strengthened the sales team in Japan to support our partnership with UKC Holdings and to realize GigOptix's growth aspirations for this territory," says Dinu.

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