Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and RF radio company, has announced a distribution agreement with Hakuto in Japan. Hakuto will promote Energy Micro’s complete range of ultra low power ARM® Cortex™ based EFM32 Gecko MCU and EFR4 Draco RF devices.

Established in 1953, Hakuto is recognised as one of Japan’s leading distributors of semiconductor devices, electronic components and manufacturing equipment. It operates offices in Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kansai and Nagoya and a technical centre in Isehara. With fully automated warehouse facilities, the company offers customers a complete range of inventory control systems, including consignment, Kanban and VMI.

“After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Energy efficient design has become more important in Japan. With ultra low power microcontrollers, Energy Micro can meet a growing demand for energy efficiency. We are very proud to be partnered with Energy Micro and expect to succeed together in this new and growing market” said Jun Takagi, Director and Vice President Semiconductor Devices First Division of Hakuto.

Andrea Marchi, Energy Micro’s VP of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific region said, “Hakuto’s standing in the Japanese market, with its in-depth knowledge of microcontroller technology and energy sensitive applications, will help us to significantly boost our presence in Japan. With a Hakuto sales and field application engineering team dedicated to both the EFM32 Gecko microcontroller and EFR4 Draco radio products we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”


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