Altima to Distribute Energy Micro Microcontrollers in Japan
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Energy Micro AS
P.O.Box 4633 Nydalen
Press release date: December 7, 2010
Yokohama, Japan and Oslo, Norway, - Altima Corporation, the leading Japanese electronic products distributor and solution provider and Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller company, today announced a distribution agreement for the ultra low power EFMŪ32 Gecko microcontroller product family. Established in 1991, Altima distributes an array of electronic products, ranging from semiconductors and subsystems through to software and is a provider of comprehensive design services. The company's extensive experience of working with innovative technologies combined with strong sales and technical support teams allows it to partner customers from initial product concept through to mass production.
"Today, thrifty use of power is a vital concern and we believe that Energy Micro's EFM32, with its ARM Cortex-M3 core, will be the most effective solution for those applications where ultra low energy consumption is the essential requirement", said Akinobu Miyoshi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Altima. "Working with Energy Micro's cutting-edge technology and expertise, it is our great pleasure to offer ultra low energy solutions to customers in Japan".
"In choosing to work with a distributor of Altima's calibre, we are confident that customers will enjoy a high level of technical support and exceptional customer service", said Andrea Marchi, Energy Micro's Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific region. "We look forward to working together with Altima to promote the ideals of true energy friendly design and increasing awareness of EFM32 microcontrollers in the Japanese market".
Energy Micro's EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family. has been proven to consume a quarter of the energy required by other 8, 16 and 32-bit low power microcontroller solutions. Suiting a range of energy sensitive applications including energy metering, alarm/security, portable medical and lifestyle products, the EFM32 microcontroller architecture has been designed to dramatically reduce total system energy consumption.
Energy Micro has just announced its intention to introduce a complete graphical user interface development suite for its microcontrollers. Simplicity Studio will comprise all the information, documentation and tools required by engineers to more efficiently develop embedded systems. Elements of Simplicity Studio already available as free downloads include energyAware(TM) Profiler, the world's first energy debugging tool for embedded microcontroller system development, and energyAware Designer, for resolving I/O pin conflicts.
For further information and reader enquiries:
Yokohama, Japan 222-8563,
Tel: +81 45 476 2045,
Fax: +81 45 476 2046,
Energy Micro AS,
PO Box 4633,
Nydalen, N-405 Oslo,
Tel: +47 23 00 98 00,
Fax: +47 23 00 98 01,
About ALTIMA Corporation ALTIMA Corp. is a leading distributor and solution provider of electronics products ranging from semiconductors to software, subsystems and design services in Japan since its inception in 1991 as a 100% subsidiary of Macnica, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 7631), one of Japan's largest independent distributors. Altima provides highly optimized sales and technical support for leading technology products from the entire world to its broad customer base through its extensive knowledge and experience in the technologies, market, customers and applications. Altima stands out for its capabilities to support its customers from product concept and definition stage to mass production stages for their cutting edge end products in various markets. For more information about Altima please visit www.altima.com
About Energy Micro Energy Micro develops, markets and sells the world's most energy friendly microcontrollers, based on the industry leading ARMŪ Cortex(TM)-M3 32-bit architecture. The company was founded in 2007 by experienced semiconductor professionals with previous expertise from Chipcon, Texas Instruments, Atmel and Nordic Semiconductor. Energy Micro is backed by leading Nordic investors Northzone Ventures and Investinor. More information on Energy Micro is available at www.energymicro.com