Crossbow Technology, Inc., the leading end-to-end solutions supplier in wireless sensor networks and the largest manufacturer of Smart Dust wireless sensors, announced today that it will establish a subsidiary in Japan. The subsidiary, to be named Crossbow Japan Ltd. (Crossbow Kabushiki Kaisha), is a joint partnership with Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s leading companies. The subsidiary, to be established by April 2005, will be based in Sumitomo Precision Products’ complex in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan. Crossbow will retain majority interest, with Sumitomo holding a minority interest.
Crossbow has a 10-year history of delivering sensors for applications and industries with the most stringent performance requirements in the harshest of environments. Crossbow’s wireless mesh networking products, also known as Smart Dust, are being used to improve agricultural efficiency and growth, monitor and secure industrial plants and buildings, save environmentally sensitive lands, preserve national landmarks, mitigate earthquake and fire damages, and secure and protect the nations’ natural resources. Crossbow is also a leading supplier of inertial sensor systems for aviation, land and marine applications, and other instrumentation sensors.
“Crossbow has had a successful partnership with Sumitomo Precision Products for years,” said Mike Horton, Crossbow President and CEO. “Japan is a very important market for Crossbow, and this subsidiary will allow us to continue our rapid growth and further expand our footprint in Asia.”
“Sumitomo Precision Products has succeeded in the marketing of Crossbow’s products in Japan over the last four years,” said Susumu Kaminaga, President of Sumitomo Precision Products. “The new venture with Crossbow is very exciting, and will strengthen our relationship in the field of MEMS and Sensor products.”
For more information on Crossbow Japan, please visit www.xbow.jp.
About Sumitomo Precision Products
Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. is one of Japan’s leading industrial companies with major business interests in high technology, aerospace, transportation, industrial and environmental equipment. The company is also the leading company in MEMS industries, the top manufacturer of the equipment of MEMS, and one of the leading manufacturers of MEMS devices, such as gyro and other devices. The company is headquartered in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan. For more information, visit http://www.spp.co.jp.
About Crossbow Technology
Founded in 1995, Crossbow Technology, Inc. is the leading end-to-end solutions supplier in wireless sensor networks and the largest manufacturer of Smart Dust wireless sensors. Crossbow has for years been at the forefront of creating and deploying smaller, smarter, wireless sensing devices and mesh networking platforms for large-scale defense, environmental, agricultural, industrial monitoring and control, building automation, security and asset tracking applications.
Crossbow’s open architecture, TinyOS-based platform enables highly intelligent multi-sensing devices to dynamically and reliably self-organize to efficiently capture and send detailed physical data anywhere, anytime. Crossbow is also a leading supplier of inertial sensor systems for aviation, land and marine applications, and other instrumentation sensors. The company has shipped more than 500,000 of its Smart Dust and other advanced sensors to more than 1,000 customers, including select Fortune 100 and other leading industrial, defense, technology, civil engineering and manufacturing companies. The company’s strategic partners include Intel Corporation.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Crossbow has distributors in 24 countries worldwide. The company received its ISO 9001/2000 Certification in May 2002, its FAA Certification for the AHRS500GA in January 2003 and its FCC Certification for the MICAz in October 2004. Contact Crossbow at +1-408-965-3300, e-mail email@example.com or visit Crossbow on the Web at www.xbow.com.
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