SAN JOSE, Calif. & YOKOHAMA, Japan -- March 22, 2004
-- Astro Semiconductor, an innovative supplier of analog and mixed-signal IP including PCI-Express PHYs and Serial-ATA PHYs, announced today it has partnered with Spinnaker Systems, a leading semiconductor IP and EDA distributor in Japan.
"We are pleased to be Astro Semiconductor's distributor in Japan. Astro's PHY technology has been recognized as having ultra-low jitter and superior performance. We look forward to representing Astro's analog IP to Japanese SoC manufacturers." said Mr. Kazuo Fukushima, President of Spinnaker Systems, Inc.
"We're delighted to be represented by Japan's Number One IP distributor," said Anjan (AJ) Sen, President and CEO of Astro. "This partnership will ultimately benefit the end customer; the powerful semiconductor companies in Japan who desire superior analog solutions."
Astro's sales partnership program is aimed at increasing Astro's sales and distribution channels through out the world. Under this program, Spinnaker Systems will represent Astro's line of analog interface IP and custom analog solutions in Japan. About Astro Semiconductor, Inc.
Located in San Jose, California, Astro Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company providing low-power, high-performance analog and mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP). Astro's IP addresses the complex analog and mixed-signal design challenges in the storage, communications and consumer markets. More information about the company and its products and services is available at www.astrosemi.com
or call 408-436-1548. About Spinnaker Systems
Founded in 1995, Spinnaker Systems Inc. has marketed many EDA tools and semiconductor Intellectual Properties (SIP) in Japan and has vast experience in the sales and support of various EDAs and IPs. Since 2000, Spinnaker has been 100% subsidiary of PALTEK Corp. (JASDAQ:7587), one of major distributors of ALTERA PLD/FPGA. Spinnaker Systems is based at Shin-Yokohama Square Bldg., Shin-Yokohama, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan. For more information, see the website: www.spinnaker.co.jp