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GainSpan, WPG Have Distribution Deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. — GainSpan® Corporation, a leading developer of ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions, and WPG Americas, Inc., today announced a strategic distribution partnership whereby WPG Americas will sell GainSpan's complete line of low power Wi-Fi products in the Americas.

WPG Americas, based in San Jose, CA, is a member of WPG Holdings, the world's third largest electronics distributor.

Under the agreement, WPG Americas will distribute, sell and service GainSpan's ultra-low power Wi-Fi Chips, Modules, and Evaluation Kits. GainSpan products address market demand for low power and low-cost Wi-Fi connectivity, and are designed for applications such as Smart Energy, Healthcare, and control and monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets.

“GainSpan's Wi-Fi portfolio is a strong addition to WPG America's line card,” said Greg Provenzano, North America VP of Sales and Engineering Solutions for WPG America. “GainSpan addresses the high demand we see from our customers for easy-to-implement and cost-effective Wi-Fi solutions. GainSpan not only makes implementation easy, but it is also a leading edge technology solution. It fits right in alongside our strong RF and wireless offering. Our engineering team and customers are excited to have access to GainSpan's technology. We look forward to expanding the customer base for their solutions in the Americas.”

“Our partnership with WPG Americas, our first distributor in the Americas, will accelerate our market penetration and capitalize on the growing opportunities for low power embedded Wi-Fi, driven by the constant demand by device manufacturers to connect to the Internet, smartphones or existing infrastructure,” said David Casey, vice president of worldwide sales for GainSpan. “The breadth of experience and customer relationships of WPG Americas, particularly in areas such as lighting control, as well as the global reach of parent company WPG, will be a great asset to GainSpan, and we look forward to a profitable and growing relationship.”

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