SOURCE: Octasic


June 09, 2009 08:30 ET

Octasic Adds Distribution Partner in Japan

Partnership Provides Localized Support to Communications Equipment Manufacturers Throughout Japan

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of media processing and wireless solutions, today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Hakuto Co., Ltd., a distributor of electronic components and semiconductor devices. Under terms of the agreement, Hakuto will provide sales support for Octasic's hardware and software solutions to communications equipment manufacturers throughout Japan.

"As a company committed to delivering cutting-edge technologies and contributing to the development of Japanese industries, we are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Octasic," said Takeshi Inaba, semiconductor device manager at Hakuto. "By supporting Octasic's full line of media processing solutions, we're able to round out our portfolio of top-of-the-line semiconductor solutions and demonstrate our commitment to bringing remarkably high-performance products to our customers."

Octasic's products are based on its unique clock-less Opus DSP core architecture, which provides the highest performance-to-power ratio in the industry. Coupled with Octasic's pristine voice and video quality algorithms, developers can significantly reduce their system cost while enhancing total solution quality.

"Hakuto has an extensive reach and solid reputation in providing technical sales support for semiconductor devices," said Fabio Gambacorta, vice president of sales and business development at Octasic. "This partnership will allow us to better serve our customers in Japan and respond quickly to their needs."

Octasic continues to deliver a complete line of specialized products for communications equipment both directly and through its network of international distribution representatives throughout North America, Europe, EMEA, and Asia. Octasic's product family includes its Vocallo BTS, a fully integrated digital signal processor sub-system optimized for Layer 1 GSM/EDGE basestation applications, the award-winning Vocallo MGW, a media gateway solution that increases system density while reducing system cost by delivering the lowest power per channel, and the OCT6100 series of echo cancellation and voice quality enhancement devices.

About Octasic

Octasic Inc. is a global provider of media and wireless modem processing silicon and software solutions for the converged carrier, enterprise and end-point communication equipment markets. The company's leading quality VoIP and multi-standard wireless basestation DSP solutions are based on Opus, a unique clock-less DSP architecture. Octasic allows next-generation equipment manufacturers to significantly reduce system costs by offering unmatched performance in terms of density and power consumption. Founded in 1998, Octasic is a privately-held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

About Hakuto Co., Ltd.

Through partnerships with over 200 high-tech suppliers worldwide, Hakuto imports and distributes electronics products. Hakuto also provides full technical support to customers, including technical guidance and demonstrations. Founded in 1953, Hukuto is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Octasic Contact:
    Joyce Radnor or Bree Clidence
    SVM Public Relations
    +1-617-787-5192 or +1-760-754-7025
    Email Contact or Email Contact

    Hukuto Contact:
    Sadao Shimazu or Futoshi Mochizuki
    Second Sales Group, Third Sales Dept.
    Semiconductor Devices Second Div.
    Hakuto Co., Ltd.
    +81-3-3355-7622 or +81-3-3225-8910
    Email Contact