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Wolfson expands Asian operations

EDINBURGH, England — Wolfson Microelectronics is expanding its operations in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of offices in Singapore and in Osaka, Japan and with the expansion of its application engineering teams in Tokyo, Shenzhen and Seoul.

With the opening of the Singapore office, Wolfson will be able to offer more local sales and engineering applications support to customers in the South East Asia region, and hopes to increase its business in India. Eugene Goh has been recruited to lead the office and he brings to Wolfson experience in the semiconductor industry in South East Asia, including time at AMD and Arrow.

The new office in Osaka will support Wolfson’s growing business in the Kansai region of Japan, and complements the expanded Tokyo office.

David Milne, CEO of Wolfson Microelectronics said, “The Asia Pacific region including Korea and Japan now accounts for 88% of Wolfson’s worldwide sales. Specifically we saw very strong growth in Japan in 2004, tripling our sales over 2003 levels. Our expanded presence in the region is intended to strengthen our relationships with existing customers and assist us in winning new designs.”

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