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July 22th, 2016



Macnica Invests in ATD Electronique to Extend Its Geographical Coverage to Southern Europe

【22nd July, 2016, Paris】Macnica Inc., the leading electronic component distributor in Japan, and ATD Electronique, a value added distributor headquartered in Montesson, France, have entered into an agreement for Macnica to acquire 49% of ATD's outstanding shares on July 22nd, 2016.

ATD is a value added distributor specialized in the imaging application providing its customers with image sensors along with in depth technical support such as design services. Recently high quality image sensors are becoming a very critical part of electronic systems not only in conventional applications of security surveillance, medical and machine vision but also in autonomous driving for advanced vehicles.

Macnica's European headquarters is now in Ingolstadt with branch offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Dortmund and Stuttgart in Germany and Warsaw in Poland. It formed a subsidiary company in Cambridge, UK last year. The new alliance with ATD is expected to greatly improve its service to customers in Southern Europe especially in daily communication in the local languages.

‘We are very pleased to have access to Macnica's global network to support our customers who move their production locations depending on their target markets and the expertise of their manufacturing partners. Also, Macnica's engineering assets, such as intellectual properties for imaging applications will help our customers shorten design time' said Antoine Hide, president of ATD. ‘We are very excited to have an opportunity to jointly develop business in Europe with ATD who has rich technical knowhow in the imaging application, which is still evolving with new technologies for better image quality' added Shiro Watanabe, general manager of business development at Macnica Inc.

ATD will keep its operations independent but closely work with Macnica to enhance its service to customers by promptly realizing the supportive synergies of this alliance, such as utilizing Macnica's global network for sales and production support and adding product lines currently carried by Macnica that are a best fit to imaging solutions.


For more information, please contact:

ATD: Macnica:
Antoine Hide Shiro Watanabe
President General Manger, Business Development
ATD Electronique S.A.S  
Tel:  + 33 1 30 15 69 70 Tel:  +81-45-470-9861
Fax: + 33 1 39 76 50 65 Fax: +81-45-470-9853
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About ATD
ATD Electronique, who was founded in 1990 represents and distributes innovative electronic component brands and offers engineering services for machine vision and imaging applications through its offices in France and Germany and its representatives in Italy and Spain. Its product portfolio includes image sensors, controller & interface ICs, ISPs as well as development tools and design services enabling fast and efficient realization of new high performance camera systems for markets such as automotive, medical, security and machine vision.

About Macnica
Macnica has been established since 1972 as a semiconductor distribution company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan servicing customers in Japan, the Americas and Asia through its 66 sales offices around the world. Total number of employees is over 2,600 worldwide and total revenue for fiscal 2015 was approximately US$4B. Macnica is famous for having an excellent engineering team of more than 800 application engineers with strong focus on providing technical support for its customers. Macnica is continuing to improve its presence globally by having successful partners in strategic areas in the electronics market.

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