Calxeda Asia Ltd. and Local Distributor Partnerships Support Growing EnergyCore Customer Base
AUSTIN, Texas – June 4, 2012 – Calxeda, Inc., today announced the opening of Calxeda Asia Ltd., and the establishment of a distributor network throughout Asia via Macnica, Inc., subsidiaries Galaxy Far East Corporation, Cytech Technology Limited, and Altima Corporation. This expanded presence in Asia will support Calxeda’s growing Asia-Pacific business through direct technical and sales support for Calxeda’s ARM-based EnergyCore server-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions and EnergyCard production-ready multi-node clusters. EnergyCore clusters can provide a ten-fold reduction in power usage and 50 percent cost savings for data center workloads such as Web 2.0, cloud and data-intensive computing while delivering the same throughput of traditional implementations. Calxeda is a leader in the low-power server market and demonstrated a Calxeda cluster running Ubuntu 12.04 and several workloads at Ubuntu Developer’s Summit in Oakland, CA, in May.
“Asian ODMs, OEMs, and datacenters are at the forefront of innovation and new technology adoption, and demand for Calxeda’s products is escalating quickly,” said Aaron Grassian, Calxeda’s Director of Asia Pacific Sales and Business Development. “Macnica and its subsidiaries are respected leaders in technology sales, and Calxeda is pleased to partner with Macnica’s network to provide the best support possible to our customers in Asia.”
Johnny Chan, CEO of Cytech Technology Ltd. and CEO of Macnica Asia Pacific added, “Macnica seeks to partner with companies that provide true technical advantages that customers demand and appreciate. We believe that Calxeda is leading the industry’s transition to more power- and cost-efficient datacenters, and we are delighted to work together as Calxeda’s business ramps throughout Asia.”
“Power supply is limited in Japan because the nuclear reactors were 100 percent shut down after the quake, but data center needs are rapidly growing,” noted Akinobu Miyoshi, President of Altima Corp. “Calxeda’s solution will be the key technology to overcome this situation in Japan.”
Macnica, Inc., will support Calxeda through its subsidiaries including Galaxy Far East Corporation in Taiwan, Cytech Technology Limited in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Singapore, and Altima Corporation in Japan.
Calxeda will be showing a live EnergyCore cluster in ARM Technologies’ suite at Computex 2012, beginning June 5. Additionally, John Mao of Calxeda will be speaking today at ITRI’s Low-Power Ecosystem and Solutions Workshop hosted by the Cloud Computing Association of Taiwan. For more information, please contact Calxeda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macnica provides services and high-value products, including semiconductor components, electronic devices, network equipment and software, primarily to Japanese and foreign electrical and electronics manufacturers who lead the information and telecommunication industry. Macnica is also focused on expanding its global network, with operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The company's business extends globally through its 34 local business centers worldwide. For more information, please visit Macnica’s website at http://www.macnica.co.jp.
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Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings unseen performance density to the data center on a very attractive power foot print by leveraging ultra-low power processors as used on mobile phones as a foundation for its revolutionary technology. Calxeda will make it possible for data center managers to increase the density of their computer resources while significantly reducing the need for power, space and cooling. At the same time, Calxeda technology will contribute to the reduction of the CO2 footprint of the data center in a significant way. Calxeda is funded by a unique syndicate comprising industry leading venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM, Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners and Highland Capital Partners.