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Chipworks expands presence in Asia Pacific

Posted: 10 Nov 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Chipworks? intellectual property? semiconductor? semicon? wafer?

Aggressive in its expansion drive in Asia Pacific, Chipworks Inc., a provider of reverse engineering of semiconductor ICs, opened its fourth office in Osaka, Japan this month and appointed two industry veterans to executive roles.

Chipworks said that the Osaka office complements the company's Tokyo operations. The new office provides increased levels of service in response to the growing demand for technical competitive analysis and intellectual property support in the Kansai region of Japan.

Taiso Kazuta will serve as the company's sales and business developer to lead the new operations. In Greater China, Richard Wu was appointed as director of sales for the company's office in Taipei, Taiwan.

"This expansion responds directly to escalating demand for Chipworks' competitive technical analysis and patent support services in the highly competitive Asia Pacific region," says Terry Ludlow, Chipworks CEO and founder. "As defensive and offensive patent strategies continue to evolve for Asia Pacific based companies, Chipworks is ready to support customers as they develop new designs, assert their patents or protect their revenues against licensing aggressors."

According to a recent report, revenues from the semiconductor market in Taiwan are forecasted to grow to over $60 billion by 2009. In Japan, trends are into increase in litigation and focus on more assertive patent licensing strategies.

"The Asia-Pacific region is home to many of Chipworks valued customers and continues to be a major source of growth for the company," said Ludlow. "We are poised for growth in the Asia-Pacific region and look forward to building long term relationships with these customers and working closely with them to achieve their business goals."

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