Toshiba and EBV Elektronik Mark 20 Years of Effective Collaboration

Special relationship begun with semiconductor distributor in 1996 continues to thrive
Klaus Michel, General Manager Distribution Sales, Toshiba & Slobodan Puljarevic, President EBV Elektronik (PresseBox) (Düsseldorf/Poing, Germany, ) Toshiba Electronics Europe and EBV Elektronik, a leading European distributor of semiconductors, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their highly successful working relationship. In this time, collaboration between the two companies has grown from strength to strength and now sees EBV as one of Toshiba’s most important world-wide distribution partners.

The association, which began on the 1st September 1996, originally covered selected countries in central Europe. However, after a successful, initial five months it was expanded to cover the whole of Europe. This partnership quickly saw yearly sales figures surpass $20 million, with a particular focus on couplers and MCU/Echelon interception systems.

Over the last 20 years EBV has been quick to introduce their customers to products and technologies pioneered by Toshiba, such as SRAMs and NAND Flash memories, backed up with joint customer visits and presentations. This has been continued with the latest ranges of high-end photocouplers and MOSFETs, where opportunities for collaborative development and customer feedback have been taken by both parties to improve the experience of the end-user.

The close relationship between Toshiba Electronics Europe and EBV Elektronik has grown to the point that EBV is now the largest distribution partner for Toshiba semiconductor products in the EMEA region. It is expected that the collaboration will continue for years to come, as Toshiba looks to continuously improve its supplier position with EBV through innovative new products and solutions to address the technology demands of the future.

About Toshiba Electronics Europe

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products including HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.

 TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Akira Morinaga.  For more company information visit TEE’s web site at  


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