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Molex and Profichip announce technology partnership

Molex : 13 December, 2012  (Company News)
Molex Incorporated and Profichip GmbH - a leading fabless ASIC design house with focus on providing sophisticated chips for industrial control and communication applications - have announced a strategic cooperation focusing on Profinet technologies.
Molex and Profichip announce technology partnership

Molex software development kits (SDK) are the first choice of many PLC manufacturers and device makers for Profinet connectivity where maximum throughput and efficiency are key requirements. The Molex offer includes Profinet IO-Controller and IO-Device SDK based on ANSI “C” source code.
 
Profichip , located in Herzogenaurach, Germany, is a manufacturer of high-performance PLC processors, also offers further electronic components for communication, such as Ethernet TCP/IP, Profibus-DP, MPI as well as a serial and parallel bus structure. The company designs and produces state-of-the-art, innovative and sophisticated ASIC solutions backed up by high levels of expertise and application support. Since its foundation in 1999, Profichip has built up field experience combined with state-of-the-art design methodologies - using the latest semiconductor technologies results in unique products.

Together, Molex and Profichip will design, promote and provide dedicated solutions to provide Profinet Isochronous Real Time (IRT) capability for manufacturers looking to implement automation devices such as controllers, remote I/O, drives and field instruments.
 
Molex and Profichip have more than 20 years of expertise respectively in the development of industrial communication solutions. Both companies are actively involved in industrial trade organisations, such as Profibus/Profinet International (PI) and envisage that the cooperation will directly increase their abilities to provide best-in-class solutions to worldwide customers.
 
Molex manufactures and supplies a range of connectivity, power and communication products designed for a variety of protocols. “The cooperation with profichip will enable us to better serve our customers and directly aid our continuing development of industry-leading industrial communication technologies, products and software,” says Damien Leterrier, director industrial communications, Molex.

Wolfgang Seel, CEO of Profichip, comments on the announced cooperation: “We are delighted to partner with Molex and believe that through our combined experience of industrial communication technologies we will be perfectly positioned to provide industrial customers with the communication solutions they require.”


 
 
 

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