July 18, 2007 12:39 ET

ChipX Signs Distribution Agreement With Nu Horizons Electronics for U.S. and Europe

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - ChipX, leading the way with a broad range of next generation ASIC solutions, announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ: NUHC), a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination and system solutions. The agreement is effective immediately and provides Nu Horizons customers with global fulfilment and distribution access in North America and Europe to the widest range of ASIC solutions and services from ChipX.

"ChipX is a leader and reputable supplier of Structured ASICs, Embedded Arrays and Standard Cell ASICs and has established an outstanding record of first-time working silicon," said Rita Megling, senior vice president of marketing at Nu Horizons. "We are excited about the opportunity to partner with ChipX and offer more value to our customers through ChipX's broad portfolio of products and services."

ChipX engineering services, a key value component of ChipX's offering, include complete back-end ASIC design from RTL to prototypes, mixed signal and analog intellectual property (IP) integration, seamless migration from Structured ASIC to Standard Cell, replacement of End-Of-Life (EOL) FPGAs and ASICs, and Shuttle Service for prototyping. These engineering services are complemented by a manufacturing operation with a 97% record of on-time delivery and a three-week lead time from GDS2 to prototypes on many Structured ASIC products. ChipX is ISO 9001 certified, RoHS/Green compliant, Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic of Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliant. ChipX is committed to long life cycle support and continues to manufacture devices that were sampled more than ten years ago.

"Nu Horizons is a leader in the global distribution of advanced technologies who possesses the experience, focus, and applications expertise ChipX requires as we expand and strengthen our presence globally," said Michael Brown, ChipX vice president of worldwide sales. "We look forward to building on the engineering, technical sales and marketing resources Nu Horizons offers to promote our product lines globally."

About Nu Horizons

Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. is a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination and system solutions to a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronic manufacturing services providers (EMS). With sales facilities in 51 locations across North America, Europe and Asia and regional logistics centers throughout the globe, Nu Horizons partners with a limited number of best-in-class suppliers to provide in-depth product development, custom logistics and life-cycle support to its customers. Information on Nu Horizons and its services is available at

About ChipX

ChipX, Inc. is a broad ASIC supplier and a pioneer and leader in the development and manufacturing of value-added ASIC solutions, including Structured ASIC and Embedded Array technology. The company's innovative, patented technology consolidates wafer production tooling, reduces time-to-market and minimizes the total cost to profit. ChipX products are widely used in consumer equipment, computing peripherals, communication systems, industrial control, medical equipment, instrumentation and military/aerospace systems. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, ChipX is a privately held corporation, founded in the U.S. in 1989. A subsidiary, ChipX (Israel) Ltd., performs Research & Development. Investors include Elron Electronic Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELRN), VantagePoint Venture Partners, Wasserstein Venture Capital, Newlight Associates, Parker Price Venture Capital, UMC, Needham Capital Partners and Insite Capital. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • ChipX Contact:
    Elise Wallworth
    ChipX, Inc.

    U.S. Agency Contact:
    Matthew Quint
    Quint Public Relations

    European Agency Contact:
    Nick Foot
    Billings Europe
    +44 1491-636393