BURNABY, B.C., May 6, 2010 – Icron Technologies (TSX Venture: IT), leading providers of ExtremeUSB® USB extension solutions, announced the appointment of Bay Technologies as Icron’s official sales agent in Japan, and the launch of its Japanese language website http://www.icron.jp/ to support its growing base of global customers.
Icron’s market growth, beyond North America and Europe into Asia, has come from sales of its USB connectivity products into the medical, industrial automation, digital signage, and Pro AV (audio visual) markets – through its worldwide reseller network and OEM partners. The new local agent appointment and Japanese website will better enable Icron’s Japanese customers to gain access to technical, marketing, and sales support.
“Bay Technologies is excited about representing Icron Technologies in the Japan marketplace. Icron’s USB Extension and new Video Extension products are very impressive and we look forward to growing Japanese sales for Icron and Icron partners,” said Nobuo Araki, Principal, Bay Technologies.
“Icron’s sales in Asia were up 250% over last year and we see Japan as a key growth market for the future,” said Brian Donnelly, VP of Marketing and Business Development. “We appointed Bay Technologies as our local agent in Japan and launched our new Japanese website to provide better localized service to existing and new customers and OEM partners.”
About Icron Technologies Corp.
Icron Technologies (TSX-V:IT) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance PC Video and USB extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets. Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of any USB peripheral device over Cat 5e, Wireless, Fiber and Powerline, at distances up to 25 miles (40km). Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including: digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging, aerospace, and KVM extension. Icron’s ExtremeUSB® technology is available in a variety of formats including branded and private-label products, OEM modules, and Integrated Circuits.
Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com.
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