IMS Research Expands its Asia Pacific Footprint With New Japanese Research and Sales Operation

By Ims Research, PRNE
Sunday, June 19, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas and TOKYO, June 21, 2011 -


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
, 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: href="">;
T: +44(0)1933-402255; href="">

For more information please contact Masanori Wakabayashi, Country Manager, IMS Research Japan Tel: +81(3)5789-5765 Masanori.Wakabayashi at ;Stacy Hackenberg, Press Manager, IMS Research USA Tel: +1-512-302-1977 Stacy.Hackenberg at ;Wes Rogers T: +1-912-506-0869 wrogers at ; Clive Savage T: +44(0)7824-706-402 clive at

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