Update: Synopsys Expands Security Solutions with Acquisition of Elliptic Technologies (June 29, 2015)
December 17, 2003 – Ottawa, Canada.
Elliptic Semiconductor, a leading company in broadband wireless semiconductor products, announced today that Microtek Incorporated has become a member of its Elliptic Alliance Partner Program (EAPP). As member of the EAPP program Microtek will distribute and support Elliptic’s security and protocol processors in Japan through its professional sales and applications engineering staff.
Microtek is one of Japan’s leading integrated circuit distribution companies with 141 employees and offices in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Mictotek distributes AMD, SST, Intersil and Silicon Image products in Japan. Microtek has now recognized that it needs to develop semiconductor IP distribution and support capabilities as the semiconductor business requires this tier of product now for the Japanese market and major distributors such as Microtek need to become involved in this new business.
“Elliptic Semiconductor offers extremely valuable and timely semiconductor IP products that are ideally suited for Japanese customers”, stated Sadao Hondo, Board Director of Marketing. We are pleased to develop our new semiconductor IP distribution business with these products and a company of Elliptic’s reputation and capabilities.
”Elliptic welcomes Microtek with their powerful distribution capabilities to our partners program” said Gord Harling, President and CEO of Elliptic Semiconductor. “Selling and supporting complex networking products such as ours requires excellent technical skills and Microtek has a very impressive staff skilled in both technical sales and applications engineering that will help Elliptic with design-wins in the highly strategic Japanese market.”
Elliptic will make available, through Microtek, its entire family of virtual components, which encompass TCP/IP protocol processors with integrated security including secure socket layer (SSL) and Internet security protocol (IPSec) support. In addition, the complete family of highly optimized ciphers, hashing engines, complete SSL record processing engines and an IPSec security engine are part of the portfolio. About Microtek Incorporated
Since being founded in 1972, Microtek, Inc. (www.microtek.co.jp
) 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 Elliptic Semiconductor
Headquartered in Ottawa, Elliptic Semiconductor Inc (www.ellipticsemi.com
) provides semiconductor products for low power designs of packet offload and security processing for wireless and handheld devices. The products offload the host processor and greatly reduce the power required for data transmission in 802.11, Ultra-wideband, Bluetooth, W-CDMA, CDMA-2000, EDGE and many other wireless data services. Working in the most advanced semiconductor processes, Elliptic Semiconductor will become the leading player in the emerging semiconductor intellectual property market.