Azzurro strengthens customer support in Taiwan by assigning Sumitomo as exclusive local distribution partner

March 20, 2012
Date Announced: 20 Mar 2012 Dresden – AZZURRO Semiconductors, a pioneer and leader in GaN-on-Si technology announces SUMITOMO Taiwan as their sole distributor partner in Taiwan.Capitalizing on the overwhelming success and customer traction, AZZURRO stepped up its customer support by opening its Regional Office Asia in Taipei, Taiwan in August and is now expanding its support by signing an agreement with SUMITOMO Taiwan as their sole distribution partner in Taiwan.High acceptance of AZZURRO’s products in the power semiconductor and LED markets continues to rise. As the production ramp up is currently under way it is important to have a smooth supply chain and be extremely reactive to customer and logistic market requirements.AZZURRO enables the use of gallium nitride wafers in standard silicon processing lines by growing the gallium nitride on large area silicon substrates with its proprietary strain engineering technology. As this is a breakthrough step in massively reducing the costs for LEDs and power semiconductors AZZURRO is designated to become a strong global player in the GaN markets. Accordingly establishing an agile support structure for its Asian business partners by means of its own local expert facility in Taiwan with direct access to all design and engineering as well as corporate functions in Germany was of high importance to AZZURRO. This pivotal bridge function will assure a smooth implementation at customers with product roadmap support for customer, technical product optimizations, adaptation to technical customer requirements and effective communication of newest market trend and suitable AZZURRO products.Erwin YSEWIJN VP Marketing & Sales of AZZURRO Semiconductors said: “The agreement will considerably contribute to establish AZZURRO further in the pivotal Asian markets, were Taiwan is in the spearhead position. We see SUMITOMO as a well established player in the market, close to customers having an entranced relationship and able to fulfil regional business requirements. This agreement will assure that our customers will receive optimum care and service.”Shin Udatsu Managing Director SUMITOMO Taiwan said: “We are welcoming the innovative product line from AZZURRO to our line-up of products to serve the emerging markets for next generation LED and power semiconductor devices. Our customers will now have the access trough SUMITOMO to the top notch technology option from AZZURRO.”About AZZURRO SemiconductorsAZZURRO is a strongly growing semiconductor company and has pioneered the growth of gallium nitride on silicon substrates (GaN-on-Si). The customers worldwide are supplied with the next generation of epitaxial wafers for LED and power semiconductor applications. Comparing to current generation wafers the use of AZZURRO’s large diameter GaN-on-Si-wafers allows the industry to facilitate standard semiconductor production sites to allow massive cost saving.For additional product und company information please refer to the company’s website: www.azzurro-semiconductors.comAbout SUMITOMO TaiwanLeveraging its position as an integrated trading company, in addition to conducting import and export trade between Taiwan and Japan, Sumitomo Taiwan also engages in trade between Taiwan and other countries, merchant trade, as well as Taiwan’s domestic retail business. Sumitomo Taiwan is dedicated to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility and satisfying the needs of its clients and partner vendors.Sumitomo Corporation Taiwan Ltd.:

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