AUSTIN, Texas and TOKYO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Japan Analyst Team Will Provide Key New Insights to Core Research Areas
Extending its reach into the key high-growth Asia Pacific region, IMS Research today announces the establishment of its research and sales operation in Tokyo, Japan. This is the fourth office the company has opened in Asia in recent years following China, Taiwan and South Korea.
"Strong double-digit growth across the Asia Pacific region make it a vital and compelling business environment central to many of our clients' global expansion strategies," says Ian Weightman, president, IMS Research. "The new Japan business is a key component of our own growth strategy and further strengthens IMS Research's footprint in the region.
"A presence in Japan is essential to us as we continue to build-out coverage of key growth markets such as LEDs, PV, the Smart Grid and Medical Electronics, as well as strengthening our core offering in the Industrial Automation, Consumer Electronics and Semiconductor sectors. Japan is a leading innovation and production center for these global industries. Having a team of analysts in Japan will deepen our understanding of the complex dynamics driving these markets, and will provide clients with the most insightful and expert research available."
With immediate effect, IMS Research Japan is headed by Masanori Wakabayashi, who joins with extensive industry experience having held leadership positions at comScore Japan and Digital Vision Inc. IMS Research is actively growing its Japanese research team to augment its 115 industry analysts worldwide. In addition, having a direct sales presence in Japan, while continuing to work closely with its reseller partner Global Information Inc., will enable IMS Research to realize its aggressive growth plans for Japan over the next few years.
"The challenges the country is currently facing actually strengthened our resolve to open an office in Japan at this time," Weightman adds. "We feel that having companies such as ours investing here and creating local jobs, as well as being able to provide Japanese electronics manufacturers with market intelligence that will help them recover from the effects of the disaster, is a very practical way that we can help."
About IMS Research
IMS Research is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry, offering syndicated market studies, bespoke research and consultancy services. Clients include most of the household names in the industry. IMS Research has offices in Europe, the US, China, Taiwan and South Korea. To find out more, contact IMS Research: firstname.lastname@example.org; T: +44(0)1933-402255; http://imsresearch.com
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