InfiniSwitch Expands Internationally with Nissho Electronics and Andiamo

12/6/2002 - InfiniSwitch Corporation, the market leader in developing InfiniBand switching solutions designed for the data center, announced it has formed strategic partnerships with Nissho Electronics Corporation and Andiamo, a Crucible Group Company, giving InfiniSwitch entry into the Japanese and European markets respectively.

The Nissho Electronics partnership establishes Nissho as InfiniSwitch’s distribution partner and sales representative in Japan. The companies will work to open and develop the Japanese market for InfiniBand technology. InfiniSwitch currently has products installed in some of the leading Japanese companies. Headquartered in Tokyo, Nissho Electronics has distribution and partnership agreements with some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Adaptec, Auspex, Compaq HP and Network Appliance.

Andiamo will serve as InfiniSwitch’s sales representative in the European market. Andiamo will work to promote InfiniSwitch in all the major countries, which comprise the European marketplace through its sales activities as well as through co- marketing initiatives with InfiniSwitch. Through its experienced management team, Andiamo brings to bear a tremendous amount of expertise in the European market.

“At Nissho, we strive to provide the Japanese market with advanced products incorporating new technologies, as well as to offer new approaches to make business operations more productive,” said Takashi Fukuda, Managing Director and Company Board Member, Nissho Electronics Corporation. “Partnering with InfiniSwitch will help us realize our mission. We view InfiniSwitch as a leader in the InfiniBand space, and thus the perfect business partner to help deliver InfiniBand technology to the Japanese market.”

“Andiamo is pleased to be working with InfiniSwitch to develop the European market for InfiniSwitch products. We are very confident the European adoption of InfiniBand and of InfiniSwitch products for High- Performance computing will be outstanding,” said Piero Falotti, CEO, Andiamo.

“Nissho Electronics and Andiamo have the experience and proven track record of navigating new markets that will enable us to solidify a strong presence in Japan and Europe,” said Don Zereski, CEO, InfiniSwitch Corporation. “With Nissho and Andiamo we look forward to increasing the exposure of InfiniSwitch and InfiniBand, by providing these key markets with InfiniSwitch’s complete InfiniBand switching and host channel adapter solutions early next year.”

About Nissho Electronics Corporation
Since its inception in 1969, Nissho Electronics Corporation has provided best-in-breed technology products and services from around the world to the Japanese market. As one of Japan’s leading distributors and system integrators, Nissho Electronics handles various products and services from over a hundred business partners in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, semiconductors and electronics. With nearly 800 staff, 16 offices throughout Japan and 2 offices in the US for efficient international communications, Nissho Electronics can support all our customers on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, please visit our website at: or call us at 408-969-9700.

About Andiamo
Andiamo is a company specializing in getting North- American technology companies successfully and profitably started in Europe. Andiamo provides strategy, marketing, sales, channel management, logistical, pre-sales and post-sales related services to seek and close business all over Europe. Founded in 2000 by industry veterans, Andiamo is Switzerland- based, with presence in Germany, France, Italy, the UK and Belgium.

About InfiniSwitch Corporation
InfiniSwitch Corporation is the recognized market leader in developing InfiniBand switching solutions designed for the data center. InfiniSwitch was founded in the Fall of 2000 by an experienced team with a proven industry track record of more than 250 combined years designing, developing and delivering switch and system solutions at leading companies such as Compaq, Data General, Digital Equipment, IBM, Lucent and Nexabit. InfiniSwitch is located in Westborough, Massachusetts, and is a member of the InfiniBand Trade Association. It has received nearly $30 million in venture funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, Flagship Ventures (formerly NewcoGen Group and One Liberty Ventures), Moore Capital Management and TL Ventures. For more information visit

*InfiniBand is a TM/SM of the InfiniBand Trade Association

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