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Molex, profichip Tackle PROFINET


LISLE, IL, Nov. 30 – 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 and sophisticated 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.”

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.

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.

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