Nexcom Technology Inc. Expands Sales Channels and Adds Manufacturing Capacity for NexFLASH Products; Signs U.S. Distribution Agreement with Nu Horizons.SUNNYVALE Sunnyvale, city (1990 pop. 117,229), Santa Clara co., W Calif., near San Francisco; settled 1849, inc. 1912. A city in Silicon Valley, its many manufactures include semiconductors; machinery and instruments; electrical, electronic, and aerospace products; , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 1996--Nexcom Technology Inc. today announced the establishment of several new business relationships to broaden sales channels and increase product capacity for the company's NexFLASH(TM) Serial Memory products.
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., a leading multi-regional distributor of high technology semiconductors, has signed-on to become Nexcom's United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. distribution partner. Additionally, several well established sales representatives throughout the U.S. have also signed agreements to represent the Nexcom product line.
Nexcom, a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. , entered into the flash memory market in December December: see month. 1995 when it announced its NexFLASH technology and the market's first high density, low-voltage adj. 1. (Electricity) subjected to or capable of operating under relative low voltage, usually considered as no greater than 250 volts. Contrasted with high-voltage nt>.
Adj. 1. Serial Flash memories. The 8M-bit NX26F080 is tailored for battery-operated microcontroller-based applications that use Flash memory to store and/or transfer data, audio and images, in a portable or mobile environment.
Applications include digital cameras, portable scanners, voice/data pagers, cellular phones and accessories, hand-held terminals and meters, and portable data acquisition equipment. "Nexcom's innovative NexFLASH technology offers an attractive low-voltage, low-power alternative to manufacturers of battery-operated electronic products," said Arthur Nadata, president of Nu Horizons.
"Serial Flash is one of the hottest new design-in segments of the market. We are very excited about working with Nexcom and are looking forward to launching Nexcom's Serial Flash devices and other upcoming products."
Nexcom Technology Expands Sales Channels
"Nu Horizons is a fast growing, highly technical, service-oriented distributor, with extensive experience in providing programmable semiconductor solutions," said Nagesh Challa, president and chief executive officer of Nexcom Technology Inc.
"We are extremely pleased to team-up with the Nu Horizons organization. They are a great match for our market focus and will compliment Not to be confused with Complement.
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Recent additions to Nexcom's U.S. Sales Representative organization include:
CSR Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi Dyna Rep Southern California J.A. Daniels & Associates San Diego, California ITI New England L-Mar Associates Upper State New York Micro Sales, Inc. Illinois, Wisconsin Micro Sales, Inc. Oregon, Washington, Idaho Parallax Metro New York, New Jersey Quantum Marketing North Carolina, South Carolina SEC Florida, Puerto Rico TL Marketing Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas TMC Ohio, West Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Fab Capacity Added
To further secure wafer (1) A small, thin continuous-loop magnetic tape cartridge that has been used from time to time for data storage and specialized applications.
(2) The base unit of chip making. It is a slice taken from a salami-like silicon crystal ingot up to 12" (300mm) in diameter. capacity, Nexcom has announced volume production of Serial Flash memories from the foundries of United Microelectronics microelectronics, branch of electronic technology devoted to the design and development of extremely small electronic devices that consume very little electric power. Corp. (UMC UMC United Methodist Church
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UMC University Medical Center
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Active Development Co. . The addition of UMC provides Nexcom with two foundry A semiconductor manufacturer that makes chips for third parties. It may be a large chip maker that sells its excess manufacturing capacity or one that makes chips exclusively for other companies. sources.
The first was Oki Electronics Corp. of Japan which has a long standing strategic alliance with Nexcom. Currently, the UMC facility is producing 5V and 3V NexFLASH Serial memories using a 0.7 micron micron: see micrometer.
One micrometer, which is one millionth of a meter or approximately 1/25,000 of an inch. The tiny elements that make up a transistor on a chip are measured in micrometers and nanometers. See process technology. process with migration to smaller process geometries underway.
Nexcom Technology Expands Sales Channels
"The elegance of the NexFLASH technology is its manufacturing simplicity," said Challa. "This, combined with the high quality of our fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
n the construction or making of a restoration. partner's facilities, has given us the ability to put our 5V or 3V NexFLASH products into volume production."
Volume production capability and improved manufacturing yields have allowed Nexcom to improve pricing by more than 30 percent. The NX26F080 is priced in the $14 to $20 for quantities in the 100K range depending on voltage, temperature and test grade. Product availability is eight to ten weeks.
About Nu Horizons
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 200 fastest growing companies in the United States, Nu Horizons provides innovative, total semiconductor solutions specializing in products and technologies that are faster, smaller, and lower power. Nu Horizons has 19 branch offices and two stocking locations in the U.S.
Nu Horizons was established in 1982 and is traded on NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on under the symbol NUHC. For more information, visit the Nu Horizons home page at http://www.nuhorizons.com.
About Nexcom Technology
Nexcom Technology Inc. designs, manufactures and markets advanced Flash memory IC products tailored for emerging portable and mobile "media-storage" applications.
The company's patented low-voltage NexFLASH technology and products are ideal for designers of computers, communications, industrial, consumer, and battery-operated electronics, requiring data, audio, and image storage in a portable/mobile environment.
For further information about the complete family of NexFLASH products, write or call Nexcom Technology, 532 Mercury Drive, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94086, telephone 408/730-3690 ext. 49, fax 408/720-9258. -0-
Note to editors: NexFLASH(TM) is a trademark of Nexcom Technology Inc. All other marks are held by their respective owners.
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