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Torex Semiconductor Expands its Silicon Valley R&D

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on March 15, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

Silicon Valley is maintaining its image as the center of the semiconductor universe. The latest example is Torex Semiconductor moving its R&D Center from Sunnyvale to larger headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

Torex opened its R&D Center in Silicon Valley in April 2016. Now, within a year it is expanding its total floor area roughly three times its previous location. Arrangements are being made to support a personnel increase in association with a growing number of research and development projects. Its goal is to move even further forward with its development of high value‐added ICs for analog and power management.

The goal of Torex relocation and expansion is to strengthen its development environment by extending and enhancing its evaluation facilities and analysis equipment essential for research and development, along with an increasing number of development projects.

Director of the R&D Center is Koji Ichiba, who has over 20 years semiconductor development experience. His staff now consists of four engineers, with three or four engineers expected to be added within three years.

Besides the San Jose location, the company has technology centers in Sapporo, Tokyo, and Kansai, Japan. Manufacturing facilities are in Viet Nam as well as Okayama and Kagoshima, Japan.

The company was founded in Okayama, Japan, in 1995. Corporate headquarters are now in Tokyo. Its president is Koji Shibamiya.

It produces CMOS power management ICs targeted toward battery-powered and energy-efficient applications. The company specializes in CMOS analog technology, with LDO voltage regulators, voltage detectors, and dc/dc converters.

For additional Torex product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on March 15, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

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