(PRWEB) December 20, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CATALYST SEMICONDUCTOR EXPANDS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Sunnyvale, Calif. (December 18, 2002) — Catalyst Semiconductor (Nasdaq: CATS) today announced
MB Silicon Systems (Pty) Ltd , headquartered in Houghton, South Africa, has been appointed as
a Catalyst sales representative and distributor for South Africa. MB Silicon Systems will
distribute all Catalysts programmable products, including Flash memories, parallel and
serial EEPROMs, NVRAMs, Digitally Programmable Potentiometers (DPP) and microcontroller
supervisory circuits with EEPROM memory.
“MB Silicon Systems rapidly expanded its semiconductor market share in South Africa. Their
solid experience and customer knowledge within our target consumer, industrial and
communication market segments will support our 2003 growth plans,” said Dave Lathan,
Catalyst’s Vice President of European Sales. “Acting as both our representative and
distributor, MB Silicon Systems is able to serve the local needs of our customers with
reliable delivery, technical service and competitive pricing.”
Maks Buljanovic, managing director of MB Silicon Systems commented, Catalyst Semiconductors
EEPROM memory and mixed signal integrated products are key building blocks in major
customer systems in South Africa. With our local technical support and Catalysts quality
reputation, broad EEPROM product line and competitive price posture, we look forward to
rapid business success and expansion.
About MB Silicon Systems (Pty) Ltd
Established in 1997, MB Silicon Systems (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned, ISO 9002
registered electronics component distributor and manufacturers representative. Headquartered
in Houghton, South Africa, MB Silicon Systems covers all of South Africa.
MB Silicon Systems has distribution agreements with such leading firms as: Abracon, Averlogic,
California Micro Devices, Central Semiconductor, Clear Logic, Enhanced Memory Systems, E-tec, Jennings
Technologies, Maxwell Technologies, Micrel, Ramtron, Spinner, Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
(formerly Corcom), and Xmultiple. Additional information is available at http://www.mbsiliconsystems.co.za.
About Catalyst Semiconductor
Founded in 1985, Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
The Company is a developer and marketer of programmable products used in telecommunications,
networking systems, computation, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The Company
designs and markets a broad range of programmable products including Flash Memories, Parallel
and Serial EEPROMs with I2C®, SPIand Microwire interfaces, NVRAMs, Digitally Programmable
Potentiometers, Microcontroller Supervisory circuits and other programmable Mixed Signal
products. Typical applications for the Companys products include optical networks, modems,
wireless LANs, network cards, PC BIOS, DIMM modules, cellular telephones, digital satellite
box receivers, set-top boxes and Internet routers. Catalyst’s Quality Management System is
ISO 9001 certified. Additional information about Catalyst Semiconductor is available on
the Companys web site at http://www.catalyst-semiconductor.com.