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Cygnal Integrated Products and SANYO Semi. Sign Agreement for Sales Coverage in Asia
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AUSTIN, TX (08-Aug-2001) - Cygnal Integrated Products and SANYO Semiconductor Company have signed an agreement making SANYO an exclusive sales agent for Cygnal’s in-system programmable, mixed-signal microcontroller products and support tools in Japan, and non-exclusive sales agent throughout the rest of Asia. This arrangement provides the Asian electronic marketplace with easy access to Cygnal’s leading edge, mixed-signal microcontroller products through SANYO’s well-established sales channel and substantially extends SANYO’s analog/mixed-signal product portfolio.

"Partnering with a leading semiconductor manufacturer like SANYO is very a exciting development for Cygnal. We are confident that this relationship will prove to be mutually beneficial," said Derrell Coker, president and CEO of Cygnal. "SANYO will be a major catalyst in generating design wins for Cygnal in Asia, and our products will enable SANYO to offer their customers a greater range of mixed-signal solutions."

SANYO began promoting Cygnal products in Japan with their launch of a SANYO/Cygnal website at, which contains Cygnal data sheets, application notes and FAQ translated to Japanese. "We are delighted to have access to Cygnal’s unmatched line of mixed-signal microcontrollers," said Hiroshi Koyama, General Manager of System Micro Business Unit, System Business Division, SANYO Semiconductor Company. "Cygnal’s analog-intensive microcontroller products are the perfect complement to SANYO’s embedded controller product line and will allow us to address many new applications. We know our customers will benefit from the relationship that SANYO and Cygnal have established."

About Cygnal

Founded in March 1999, Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. of Austin, TX designs, manufactures and markets advanced in-system programmable, mixed-signal System-on-Chip products and associated support tools. These unique devices embody the company’s no-compromise attitude and distinguished technical skill base integrating world-class analog, high-speed digital and FLASH memory functionality into a single powerful chip. The combination of mixed-signal integration and in-system programmability offers tangible user benefits through higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance and improved end product differentiation. Cygnal products deliver advanced application solutions expressly designed to address a broad range of markets including communications systems, industrial equipment and consumer products. For more information, please visit Cygnal’s website at

About SANYO Semiconductor Company

SANYO Semiconductor Company is one of the five principle companies that make up SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. The Company provides semiconductor devices, flat panel displays and system solutions for leading applications in the electronics industry such as mobile communication equipment, PC/PC related products and analog/digital AV equipment. In the fiscal year 2000 (ending March 2001) the SANYO Semiconductor Company achieved a total production of 341 billion yen with approximately 15,000 employees worldwide including subsidiary companies. Further information is available at

Cygnal and are trademarks of Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.

Company Contact
Don Alfano
Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.
4301 Westbank Drive
Building B - Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78746
512.327.7088 x205

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Protean Marketing Inc.
9020 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Building 1, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78759

Dateline: 08/08/01