Sony NEC Optiarc to Establish Sales Company for the Americas

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Sony NEC Optiarc Inc. is set to begin operating a sales company called "Sony NEC Optiarc America Inc." on April 2 to support North and Latin America sales and marketing activities. The new office will be located at 1730 N. First Street in San Jose, Calif.

"Sony NEC Optiarc America will handle sales and marketing activities in the Americas for optical disc drive storage products," said Aki Hasegawa, president of Sony NEC Optiarc America. "Our products combine the technologies and expertise of Sony and NEC to deliver innovative and high quality optical storage solutions to leading computer manufacturers and distributors."

The new sales company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony NEC Optiarc Inc. based in Tokyo, which was established as a joint venture company by Sony Corporation (55%) and NEC Corporation (45%) last year. For more information about Sony NEC Optiarc Inc., visit

SOURCE: Sony NEC Optiarc Inc.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Boukis of Sony NEC Optiarc Inc., +1-408-352-4593,

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