Memory Specialist Memphis Electronic Opens Office in San Jose, California

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Market expert Gary Swanson to head up the new Silicon Valley sales operations of Memphis Electronic, an international manufacturer and distributor of memory components and modules.

Gary Swanson will head up the Memphis office in California

As a memory manufacturer and distributor Memphis has a unique position in the market. My goal is to utilize the unique comprehensive memory strengths of Memphis to provide complete memory solutions to our customers.

Memphis Electronic, an international manufacturer and distributor of memory components and modules, announced the opening of a new office in San Jose, California. The expansion is a direct result of a 50 percent growth in 2010. The new Silicon Valley sales office will be led by memory expert Gary Swanson, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the memory market to Memphis. San Jose will be Memphis’ third office in the US and the 10th location globally.

The new operations will give Memphis access to one of the key technology hubs in the USA. Marco Mezger, President of Memphis’ global Sales and Marketing activities, explained: “As infrastructure, networking, and telecom products have considerable life cycles, long term availability of the required components is a key concern for our customers. With our robust line card of 20 memory manufacturers, we offer alternatives to almost every memory component in the market. Furthermore, with our Memphis memory ICs and modules, we address the long term needs of our partners, and add real value in terms of cost and availability.”

In October 2010 Memphis introduced its own brand of 1 GBit DDR1 and 2 GBit DDR2 memory ICs. Together with memory modules based upon Memphis ICs, these devices added to the company’s strong growth and are increasingly sought after by US customers. Beginning March 1, the new San Jose location will be ideally suited to serve the demands of one of the strongest customer bases for Memphis in the region.

Memory Expert Gary Swanson heads up new office

Memphis is very pleased to introduce Gary Swanson as head of the new sales operations for Memphis Electronic in California. Mr. Swanson brings more than 30 years of experience in various sales positions and executive management to the firm. Since 1978, Gary Swanson has worked in various sales and marketing roles for companies such as National Semiconductor, Toshiba, America Electronic Components, and most recently, as SVP of Sales at Hynix Semiconductor. He has a strong track record of building key relationships with some of the largest OEM customers globally. At Memphis, Gary Swanson defines his role as follows: “As a memory manufacturer and distributor Memphis has a unique position in the market, and a business model that I have never encountered before in my professional career. My goal is to utilize the unique comprehensive memory strengths of Memphis to provide complete memory solutions to our customers.”

“We are excited to have Gary Swanson joining our team," explained Marco Mezger. “With his market experience, we have a true expert on board from day one of our operations. The new office will expand our reach to Silicon Valley and enable us to serve customers globally through the entire supply chain cycle, from the design process to manufacturing."

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