Fishers, N.Y.--June 15, 1998--Xynetix has expanded its presence in the FarEast, citing continued demand in this region for specialized advanced ICpackage design software as well as tools for pre-layout analysis of both ICpackages and printed circuit boards. Industry veteran Jonathon Cheah wasappointed to the newly-created position of Director of Asia PacificOperations to manage the company's Asia-Pacific business from the Xynetixoffice in San Jose.
Cheah was previously Sales Director/General Manager for Asia with BrooktroutTechnology, and has more than ten years experience in sales, marketing, andsales channel management with Mentor Graphics, Altium (an IBM company) andAtlas Telecom. He has lived and worked in Singapore for much of this time. He has a BSEE from the National University of Singapore and a Master'sDegree in Enterprise Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology inAustralia.
Xynetix has also formed relationships with several new distributors in theregion. They are:
Marubeni Solutions Corp., Japan. Marubeni is Japan's leading supplier ofsoftware, equipment, and services for semiconductor and electronic systemsdesign and production. With more than 25 years experience in both IC andprinted circuit board design software, the company has experience supportingproducts from ARCSYS/ISS (now AVANT!), Cadabra, EPIC/Synopsys ETG, MentorGraphics, SSI, and Viewlogic. Major Marubeni customers include Canon,Fujitsu, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, NEC, Sharp, Toshiba, and Xerox.
Encore Technologies, Taiwan. Encore was formed this year to focusexclusively on sales and service of Xynetix's Encore(tm) software foradvanced IC package design. The Encore team has over 30 years collectiveexperience in EDA software and IC packaging.
Frontline Technologies, ASEAN region. Operating from its headquarters inSingapore, Frontline is the leading distributor of EDA solutions in theregion. Incorporated in August 1994, it provides solutions sales, platformsolutions, training, design services, customer support (hardware andsoftware) and project implementation assistance.
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