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AOI Announces New Partner in Japan


SUGAR LAND, TX AND TOKYO, JAPAN, January 27, 2010– Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI), a leading manufacturer of laser diodes, photodetectors, and optical modules for fiber optic communications systems, along with Fuji Electronics Company, Ltd., jointly announce a distribution agreement for the Japanese market. Under the terms of the agreement, Fuji Electronics will provide distribution, sales and marketing support, and initial customer support for AOI’s products in Japan.
The agreement covers AOI’s complete product line, including fiber optic components (such as laser diodes and photodiodes), fiber optic transceivers, cable television products, and other fiber-optic modules and subassemblies. “The market for AOI’s fiber optic products in Japan is robust and is expected to continue to grow for some time into the future as the global economy rebounds and new infrastructure projects around the world proliferate. We have been looking for a strong and diversified company to represent our products in Japan and we believe that Fuji Electronics represents exactly the type of partner we need in order to succeed in this market,” comments Dr. Stefan Murry, AOI’s Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. 

“Fuji Electronics has always endeavored to provide the latest products made from the most advanced technology. AOI’s history of innovation in optical device, module, and subsystem manufacture, especially its unique Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) process, fits this technology leadership role perfectly. Our large network of sales offices across Japan, strong financial position, and nearly 40-year track record allow us to offer exceptional value to both our customers and our principals, including AOI,” notes Mr. Kenji Otake, Fuji Electronics’ Senior Executive Officer in the Strategic Marketing Division. 

About Fuji Electronics Company, Ltd. 
Fuji Electronics Co., Ltd. founded in 1970, is an independent semiconductor trading company that mainly handles foreign made semiconductors. In fiscal year ended 2009 February, net sales were 40,590million yen on a consolidated basis, with common stock of 4,835 million yen. The company has 348 employees, 8 domestic sales offices, 4 domestic subsidiaries and 4 overseas subsidiaries. Fuji Electronics’ share was traded in the over the counter market in 1990 September, then listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Section 2nd in 2001 January, and shifted to the T okyo Stock Exchange Section 1st in 2003 February.

Additional information about Fuji Electr onics Company, Ltd. can be found at: www.fujiele.co.jp