Cygnal Expands in Japan with Three New Distributors

8/20/2003 - Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. a manufacturer of mixed-signal microcontrollers, announced that it has increased its sales presence in Japan by signing three well-known distributors. The three distributors are Microtek Inc., Takumi Shoji Co. Ltd., and Altima Corporation. Microtek Inc. has been in the Semiconductor industry for 31 years and is recognized for its expertise in sales and support of CPU and MCU products. Takumi Shoji Co. Ltd. is a full line supplier that has developed a broad base of over 1,800 active customers during its 26 years in business. Altima Corporation, known for its systems expertise and design support capabilities, brings a high-value solutions perspective to the Japanese market.

"There is high demand for our innovative products in Japan," said Derrell Coker, Cygnal’s President and CEO. "Our distributors in Japan have complementary capabilities and strengths. We are excited to have these well established distributors to provide our Japanese customers with the best possible service."

About Cygnal
Founded in March 1999, Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. of Austin, TX designs, manufactures and markets integrated-circuit products that integrate world-class analog with high-speed digital and FLASH memory in a single, powerful chip. The combination of mixed-signal integration and in-system programmability offers tangible user benefits through higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance and improved end product differentiation. Cygnal products deliver advanced application solutions expressly designed to address a broad range of markets including communications systems, industrial equipment and consumer products. Technical information is available and orders are accepted at the Company’s e-commerce site at

About Microtek Inc.
Since being founded in 1972, Microtek, Inc. has had more than 31 years of experience as a reliable semiconductor distributor in Japan. Microtek started business as an Advanced Micro Devices' distributor in Japan, providing a good foundation for Microtek’s expertise in microcontrollers and CPUs. Microtek not only keeps in step with the rapidly changing demands of today's technological revolution, but also continues to extend every effort to emerge as a sales outlet that offers technical expertise on marketing, designing, and proposals. Microtek's business model is based upon close collaboration between marketing and sales staff, which fosters a real sense of partnership and offers value-added products to their customers in a wide range of markets, from industrial to consumer. Microtek is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with sales offices in Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo.

About Takumi Shoji Co., LTD.
Established as a stocking distributor in Tokyo in 1976, Takumi Shoji Company specializes in PLD, FPGA, Microcontroller, and Programmable Crystal Oscillators, while offering all types of ICs. Development support products, including PLD support software and programming hardware are also available. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, with six regional sales offices and five offices overseas.

About Altima Corporation
Founded in March 1991, Altima Corporation of Yokohama Japan is a distributor of high-value added semiconductor products from manufacturers such as Altera, PMC-Sierra, and Cambridge Silicon Radio. Altima has approximately 200 employees and three regional sales offices in Japan. Specializing in semiconductors and other electronic components, Altima aggressively explores ways to localize and optimize manufacturers’ products to suit the Japanese marketplace. Altima has over ten years of experience as a sales agent of such products, which has resulted in the expertise to produce high performance, high reliability, and highly condensed solutions. This reduces customers design time and cost, and allows more time to concentrate on product development and differentiation. By creating technology capable of adapting foreign products to demands in Japan, Altima provides its suppliers with a competitive edge and ensures its place as a continuing leader in international trade. Cygnal and are trademarks of Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.

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