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Excelight Communications and Eudyna Devices USA Merge into Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, USA.

ExceLight Communications and Eudyna Devices U.S.A. Inc., the North America sales and marketing arm of Eudyna Devices Inc., today announced they are merging into a single sales and marketing company named Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations U.S.A., Inc., beginning August 1, 2009.

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations U.S.A. will provide communication system equipment companies access to the broadest array of optical and wireless communication products, technical expertise, and unmatched service and support. The combined company will be able to serve customers better through combined technologies, additional R&D resources, and the economies of scales of combined manufacturing operations. The company will be structured around optical modules, optical devices, and wireless components.

“This is a merger of two leading optical and wireless product suppliers who have transformed the communications market with leading-edge innovations,” says John Wyatt, current president of ExceLight and president and CEO of the new company. “Our value proposition is unparalleled service to systems equipment designers, with fixed and wireless solutions for the entire network. Our quality practices and results provide a true leadership benchmark to meet the ever-increasing high quality standards of our customers.”

With the dynamic communications market facing ever-present consolidation and restructuring, the new company helps position parent Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) as the market leader in optical and wireless components. Market analyst OVUM/RHK identified SEI as the largest optical component supplier in the first quarter of this year.

The new Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations U.S.A. has a strong customer base of over several hundred leaders in their field for fixed and wireless communications. “Our goal is to supply solutions that will help customers shorten their design cycles and get to market faster,” says Wyatt. The new company will be headquartered in San Jose, CA, with product development in San Jose and sales and technical support in both San Jose and Durham, NC.


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