Dena Jacobson Grigas
Lages & Associates
Semitech Semiconductor Enters Into Channel Partnerships with Distributors Throughout Europe
Singapore, May 11, 2010 - Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of power line communications solutions that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid, today announced that it has signed eight distribution and rep agreements whereby, Alcom NV/SA Alcom BV, Aptech SARL, CODICO GmbH, JM Elektronik, Lusomatrix Lda, Maris Technologies Marketing Ltd, Matrix Electronica S.L. and Mikro Elektronik will offer Semitech's full line of smart grid semiconductor solutions. These partnerships, along with an existing partnership with Consystems in Italy and a Semitech sales office located in the United Kingdom, give Semitech sales and technical support coverage across all of Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
In order to deliver targeted support and customer service, each distributor partner will focus on key regions. CODICO GmbH, one of the most reputable specialist component demand creators in Europe, will support customers in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland and Ukraine. Mikro Elektronik will focus on Turkey and Egypt, Matrix Electronica S.L on Spain, Lusomatrix Lda on Portugal, JM Elektronik on Poland, Alcom Group on Netherlands and Belgium, Maris Technologies Marketing Ltd on Israel, and Aptech SARL on France, Tunisia and Morocco.
Europe is a leading market in the adoption of power line communications. Application areas include smart metering, street lighting, digital lighting, home and factory automation, gaming and vending machines, solar / wind generation and electric vehicle charging stations.
Leveraging its multi-frequency technologies, Semitech has developed the devices that enable the world's most reliable communications over power lines. According to Stewart Gebbie, EMEA sales director for Semitech, "Demand in Europe is strong for reliable power line communications solutions, including more advanced PLC OFDM communications devices. By expanding our sales and technical support functions across EMEA, Semitech is now able to work very closely with customers to enable next generation power line communications systems."
"Narrowband power line communications are being widely adopted in Europe," noted Michael Froemel, vice president sales at CODICO. "Our customers require robust, reliable power line communications - and Semitech's products enable us to meet these requirements."
About Semitech Semiconductor Pte. Ltd.
Semitech Semiconductor, headquartered in Singapore, provides the semiconductor devices that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid. By connecting utilities to their customers, Semitech's chips help to transform homes into energy-aware "smart homes" that react to conditions on the grid, thus implementing a worldwide communications network based on the existing power grid.
Semitech's devices are used in smart meters, smart grid monitors and street light controllers to implement a connected system that is significantly more reliable and flexible than existing approaches - and interoperates well with prior deployments.
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