TOKYO, Japan — March 15, 2013 — Wind River®, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has entered into a distribution agreement with JEPICO Corporation, a leading electronic products distributor in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, JEPICO will market, distribute, and provide sales and product support for the full Wind River portfolio of software, related hardware, and other products to customers in Japan.
Founded in 1972, JEPICO‘s business is focused on three areas: sales and marketing of self-developed and manufactured electronic devices; import and sales of embedded hardware and software and electronic components; and system integration. The company has a global business presence, with sales subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and Asia. JEPICO has an especially strong presence in aerospace and defense markets, and recently contributed to a JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) project for the asteroid explorer Hayabusa.1
“With increasing demands in this region for safety and security, open source deployment, and product lifecycle management, Wind River’s relationship with JEPICO will help customers choose and roll out the right solution to meet changing software requirements for aerospace and defense systems,” said Muneo Sakurai, director of worldwide sales for Japan at Wind River. “JEPICO is well positioned to successfully provide sales and product support for the Wind River product portfolio, and we look forward to significantly expanding our reach in the market through this collaboration.”
“We are delighted to expand our relationship with Wind River,” said Koko Yamakawa, managing director of marketing promotion division at JEPICO. “As Wind River’s distributor, JEPICO’s extensive sales and support capabilities will offer Wind River’s comprehensive solution portfolio to our customer base, equipping them with all of the necessary pieces to build cutting-edge technologies on their devices with faster time-to-market and reduced cost.”
Wind River has had a strong presence in Japan for more than two decades. The company is a major player in a wide range of industries in the region, including aerospace and defense, networking, automotive, industrial, and medical.About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or on Facebook.
1 MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology): www.mext.go.jp/
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