Molex and profichip announce technology partnership

  Molex and profichip announce technology partnership

               Cooperation to focus on PROFINET IRT technology

Business Wire

LISLE, Ill. -- November 30, 2012

Molex Incorporated and profichip GmbH announce a strategic cooperation
focusing on PROFINET technologies.

Molex software development kits (SDK) are the first choice of many PLC
manufacturers and device makers for 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 designs and produces state of the art, innovative andsophisticated
ASIC solutions backed up by high levels of expertise and application support.

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 organizations, 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,” said Damien Leterrier, Director
Industrial Communications, Molex.

profichip, located in Herzogenaurach, Germany, manufacturer of
high-performance PLC processors, also offers further electronical components
for communication, such as Ethernet TCP/IP, Profibus-DP, MPI as well as a
serial and parallel bus structure. Wolfgang Seel, CEO, profichip GmbH,
commented 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 solution they require.”

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About profichip GmbH

profichip is a leading fabless ASIC design house with focus on providing
sophisticated chip solutions for industrial control and communication
applications. Many years of field experience combined with state-of-the-art
design methodologies and latest semiconductor technologies result in unique
products. Since its foundation in 1999 profichip’s technical expertise and
outstanding support inspires customers worldwide. For further information,
please visit the profichip website:

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions
for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications,
consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military and lighting.
Established in 1938, the company operates 40 manufacturing locations in 16
countries. The Molex website is Follow us at watch our videos at, connect with us at and read our blog at

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