LONDON, ON – Jan. 2, 2009
- Microtronix® announced today that it has signed a formal distribution agreement Galaxy Far East Corp. (GFEC), one of the leading distributors of electronic components in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. GFEC carries the complete line of Microtronix FPGA and intellectual property (IP) Core products. The two companies are focusing on increasing the presence of highly integrated video imaging processing and IP development solutions in Taiwan.
"Microtronix is delighted to extend our dealer network with the addition of GFEC to offer a variety of quality video IP development products to meet the needs of their customers." said Norman McCall, President, CEO of Microtronix. "Using our advanced multi-port memory controller IP technology we enable customers to leverage the cost advantages of Altera's Cyclone III FPGAs to build next-generation consumer HD 1080p, 100/120 Hz video display systems."
Bob Hsia, President of GFEC comments, "Our signing with Microtronix confirms our respect for their product line up and market leading position in FPGA and IP Core products. The partnership with Microtronix is comprehensive and includes training, technical and marketing programmes. We're pleased to be bringing our competitive strengths of successful product strategy, vertical integration of product ranges and our specialist technical distribution approach to our partnership with Microtronix."
Microtronix provides designers with all of the building blocks they need to integrate Flat Panel Displays into their next product and to develop advanced HD video systems. The new ViClaro III Video IP Development Kit
with its suite of HD Video Quartus Reference Designs leverages the design advantages of the Altera Avalon-ST video interconnect framework and the Microtronix Avalon Multi-port DDR2 Memory controller to greatly simplify the development of HD 1080i/1080p video systems reducing the engineering design cycle and development costs. The Kit is an ideal solution for building next-generation HD 1080p 100/120 Hz video systems used in a broad range of applications such as: video surveillance, broadcast, video conferencing, medical imaging and flat panel displays. About GFEC
Founded in 1979, Galaxy Far East Corporation (GFEC) is the first A/D converter importer in Taiwan and the first local electronic component distributor introducing Harris and Altera products into Taiwan. Over the past 20 years or so, GFEC has been a successful technology and service oriented distributor with glorious achievements. Now GFEC is a public company in Taiwan listed on TSE (Taipei Stock Exchange).
GFEC has been growing steadily over the years as witnessed by the progress in various aspects, either in product R&D or market expansion, and all have been getting on the right track. GFEC has a well-organized technology application team to provide technical support for customers developing products with its products. GFEC's customers are coming from all industries and areas, including IT, communication, industrial electronics, and military industry. Today, GFEC is one of the leading distributors of IC products in Taiwan and China. Especially in recent years when high-tech industries are growing rapidly, GFEC has taken the opportunity to accelerate the R&D of PLD technology to facilitate the enterprise to enter the market and to help customers develop their products according to their time to market. Nowadays, almost all high-tech chipsets and ASICs (Intersil, Micrel, Micrel-Synergy, GenesysLogic, Teknovus, IXYX, Crystal Media), PLDs (Altera), logic ICs (AverLogic, Terawin), wireless BB & RF (Altair, DesignArt, TM ), GPS solution (Trimble), audio codec (Tenor), processor (IntellaSys, Cyan, CoreRiver), multimedia platform (Socel), high-speed connector (Samtec), etc are distributed by GFEC. About Microtronix
Microtronix has been in business for over 30 years. The company had its beginning as a designer of custom networking equipment targeted at the TELCO marketplace. The company has intensified their engineering skills on a line of embedded networking products and on providing a turnkey engineering design-development service from product concept through to full production. Microtronix specializes in the rapid development of FPGA-based hardware, IP cores, printed circuit board and software solutions for embedded applications.