MoSys Partners with Macnica, Inc. Division, TecStar Company, to Strengthen Representation in Japan for its Bandwidth Engine(R) ICs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan 05, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY), a provider of serial chip-to-chip communications solutions that deliver unparalleled bandwidth performance for next generation networking systems and advanced system-on-chip (SoC) designs, has appointed Macnica, Inc. (TSE: 7631) division, TecStar Company, as its new distributor to meet MoSys' growing need for sales and support of its Bandwidth Engine family of ICs in Japan. TecStar serves the networking market, representing advanced semiconductor companies in the digital consumer, analog, DSP and PLD markets. TecStar is a comprehensive distributor offering services including demand creation, design and application consulting, and technical support.

"Japan is an important region in the networking and telecommunications markets for our Bandwidth Engine family of ICs. Our Japanese customers require local inventory and very strong technical support," stated David DeMaria, Vice President of Business Operations for MoSys. "We are delighted to partner with Macnica's TecStar division. TecStar is one of the top distributors in Japan and has a strong history serving the networking market. The caliber of TecStar's technical applications and support teams is outstanding. The combination of our direct sales office and channel partnership with TecStar enables MoSys to provide world class support to Japanese customers and prospects."

"We are very pleased to be selected as MoSys' distribution partner in Japan. We are excited about the Bandwidth Engine family of ICs and the value that it brings to our networking customers. Our experience in this region and in the networking industry puts us in an advantageous position to bring this innovative new product to the Japanese market," stated Yuichi Yoshioka, President of TecStar. "At TecStar, innovation and quality are of utmost importance, and we are glad to be able to bring these together with MoSys to the Japanese networking industry."

About TecStar

TecStar Company is a division company of Macnica, Inc. Since its establishment in 1972, Macnica, Inc. has specialized in supplying the electronics, information and communications industries with a wide variety of semiconductor-based, high-value-added electronic products, equipment, and software. The Company and its subsidiaries are leaders in the high-technology fields in which they operate. In recent years, in addition to supplying devices, Macnica also provides customers with in-depth technical support. The Company has two business domains, which are semiconductors and electronic devices, and network-related products. Its customers include Japan's leading electrical and electronic products manufacturers. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has headquarters in Yokohama. Its subsidiaries are located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Germany and the USA. Additional information about Macnica is available at

About MoSys, Inc.

MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) is a provider of serial chip-to-chip communications solutions that deliver unparalleled bandwidth performance for next generation networking systems. MoSys' Bandwidth Engine(R) family of ICs combines the company's patented 1T-SRAM(R) high-density memory with its high-speed interface technology. MoSys' IP portfolio includes silicon proven SerDes and DDR3 PHYs that support a wide range of data rates across a variety of standards and 1T-SRAM memory cores that provide a combination of high-density, low-power consumption, high-speed and low cost advantages for high-performance networking, computing, storage and consumer/graphics applications. MoSys is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information is available on MoSys' website at

MoSys, 1T-SRAM and Bandwidth Engine are registered trademarks of MoSys, Inc. in the US and/or other countries. The MoSys logo is a trademark of MoSys, Inc. All other marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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