| Natural MicroSystems Establishes Japan Subsidiary
July 7, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Natural MicroSystems of the United States, a
hardware/software vendor for computer telephony integration (CTI),
announced that it established Natural MicroSystems K.K. in Japan.
|The company set up the Japanese unit because it expects future
growth of the CTI market following deregulation of Japan's
telecommunications business. It was registered as a Japanese
company on June 17, and is capitalized at 10 million yen (US$71,500
Yoshinobu Nakamura serves as president of the Japan unit. He had
worked as general manager for Japan at Natural MicroSystems of the
United States. The company started with a staff of two, and it
plans to increase the number of employees to ten in a month by
adding technical support staff. No sales targets were revealed.
The company intends to "aim for a 50 percent market share in the
Japanese CTI market," said Robert Schechter, president, chairman
and CEO of Natural MicroSystems.
Natural MicroSystems developed the Alliance Generation series, a
digital signal processing board for computer telephony for Windows
NT, OS/2, and PC UNIX, as well as FUSION, an Internet telephony
In Japan, NTT International Corp. buys products from Natural
MicroSystems and markets a group of digital signal processing
boards under the VOCALNET product name.
(Hi-Tech News Center)