Melexis Chooses Managed IP Network From Verizon Business to Enhance Global Communications Capabilities

READING, England - Melexis, a Belgium-based semiconductor supplier for the automotive industry, has chosen a fully managed IP network from Verizon Business to enhance its global communications capabilities.

Verizon Private IP will connect more than 800 Melexis employees at 12 locations in Asia, Europe and the U.S. The highly scalable, fully managed network also offers a firm foundation on which the company can deploy future advanced IP communications, including voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) applications.

With operations dispersed globally and faced with increasing competition worldwide, Melexis decided to consolidate its communications with a single supplier to improve network management and efficiencies. The company wanted to focus on its customers, turning the complete management of its network to a trusted partner.

In addition, Melexis required a scalable, secure infrastructure with high levels of reliability and speed (low latency); it also wanted a platform that could support its future IP-based services. 

Koen Bosmans, global network manager, Melexis said: "Our communications infrastructure is the nerve-center of our business and must have the reliability and global reach to effectively support the central ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and other business-critical applications integral to our development and production processes. With Verizon Private IP, we are able to streamline dataflow for maximum business efficiency today, as well as plan for the next stage of our IP-based business growth. Verizon Business has been our trusted communications partner for over seven years, and the company's proven extensive capabilities, global reach and high quality of service perfectly supported our requirements."

Nicholas De Walsche, sales director for Verizon Business Belgium and Luxembourg, said: "For companies whose global communications is business-critical, a managed infrastructure can be a real competitive advantage. Verizon Business offers proven IP-based global communications and IT solutions.  Our world-class network is the foundation for offering integrated, secure communications and computing solutions -- backed by industry-leading service guarantees."

About Melexis
Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems N.V. (Euronext Brussels: MELE) is a mixed signal semiconductor manufacturer. Our core experience supplying ICs for automotive electronics sustains the expansion into Application Specific Standard Products for industrial and consumer product applications. Melexis' enthusiastically pursues its role as a component supplier whose innovations, while physically small, are the essential element in nearly every one of our customers' extraordinary systems. At Melexis we believe that "Small things make a big difference." Melexis' products include sensor, communication, actuator ICs and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). www.melexis.com

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), operates the world's most connected public IP network and uses its industry-leading global-network capabilities to offer large-business and government customers an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed.  The company integrates advanced IP communications and information technology (IT) products and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services.  These solutions power innovation and enable the company's customers to do business better. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com