SOURCE: Optichron, Inc.

May 19, 2008 00:01 ET

Optichron® and Brilliant Technologies Company, a Division Company of Macnica, Inc., Forge Distribution Agreement for Japan

Leading Companies Partner to Deliver Industry-Leading Digital Signal Linearization Solutions With Expert Support for Japanese Customers

FREMONT, CA and YOKOHAMA, JAPAN--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Optichron, Inc., the U.S.-based leader in digital nonlinear signal processing, and Brilliant Technologies Company, a division company of Macnica, Inc. (TSE: 7631) of Japan, today announced the appointment of Brilliant Technologies Company as the authorized Optichron distributor for Japan. Brilliant Technologies Company will serve as a stocking distributor for the country. To provide customer support in the region the companies have created a team of sales, marketing and applications engineering resources in Japan and equipped Brilliant Technologies Company with an engineering lab and tools that enable customers to develop infrastructure products containing Optichron's DPD and CFR solutions. Brilliant Technologies Company will also have direct access to Optichron's sales, marketing and technical resources in the U.S.

Optichron's proprietary signal processing technology eliminates nonlinear distortion, the main cause of costly transmission inefficiencies in basestations. Brilliant Technologies Company, a leading high-value-added distributor in Asia, specializes in the supply of a wide variety of electronic parts and equipment, particularly semiconductors, to the electronics, information and communications industries.

Brilliant Technologies Company will offer innovative Optichron products including high-performance digital pre-distortion (DPD) linearization and crest factor reduction (CFR) solutions. These offerings are ideal for makers of wireless infrastructure equipment that need to shorten time to market and reduce the cost and operating expense of equipment for all major wireless protocols including 3G, WCDMA, Super 3G, LTE, WiMAX and PHS.

"We are happy to work with Brilliant Technologies Company to promote and support our signal linearization solutions in the Japanese market. Brilliant Technologies Company's proven philosophy of investing in advanced technologies and their significant technical capabilities make them a clear choice to help Optichron advance in this key market," said Perry Constantine, chief executive officer of Optichron. "Their strong relationships with a broad range of customers, and the added value of their highly-trained sales and field applications engineers and sophisticated lab facilities, combine to give Optichron a strong presence for success in Japan."

"As the mobile society rapidly evolves, there is constant demand for new products with more bandwidth, expanded functionality and improved efficiency. We believe that Optichron's digital signal linearization solutions help meet this demand by enabling rapid design of wireless equipment that provides better performance at lower costs for manufacturing and operation," said Ken Kato, Company President at Brilliant Technologies Company. "Our customers in Japan include leading manufacturers for domestic and global markets, and we will benefit significantly from this partnership with Optichron, one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative signal processing technology."

About Optichron

Optichron, Inc., a leader in digital nonlinear signal processing technology, designs and manufactures integrated circuits that enable significant improvements in system-level cost:performance for communications applications. Optichron® proprietary linearization technology is the industry's most efficient solution for correcting nonlinear distortion, a problem present in all signal processing systems. Signal linearization gives system designers more headroom to implement faster, more efficient systems that cost less to build and operate. For more information and product details please visit www.optichron.com.

About Brilliant Technologies Company

Brilliant Technologies Company is a division company of Macnica, Inc. Since its establishment in 1972, Macnica Inc. has specialized in the supply of wide a variety of high-value-added electronic parts and equipment, particularly semiconductors, to the electronics, information and communications industries. The company is justly known as a leader in the high-technology fields in which it operates. In recent years, Macnica has expanded its lineup to provide in-depth technical support to customers in addition to the supply of devices. Its customers include Japan's leading electrical and electronic products manufacturers.

The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has headquarters in Yokohama. Its subsidiaries are located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore, Thai Land and the USA. Further information is available at http://www.macnica.co.jp/english/.

OPTICHRON® and Hexagon Design™ are all trademarks of Optichron, Inc. Any product name of another company mentioned is the property or trademark of its respective owner.

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