Matrox Statement on Business Operations Following Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Montreal, Canada, April 11, 2011 — Matrox has been closely monitoring the situation in Japan and our thoughts go out to those affected by the tragic events following the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.
Matrox products are manufactured outside of Japan, however the affected area in northern Japan supplies a large portion of the world's electronics industry with components, and shortages may affect many companies including Matrox. A number of Japanese electronic component manufacturers in the region are reporting negative impact on their production capabilities due to facility damage, power shortages and/or transportation difficulties. Matrox is in contact with all our key suppliers in the region and identifying the possible relocation of certain component manufacturing, while also exploring secondary sources of supply as required.
Although the full effect of the disaster will take time to assess, we have been able to minimize the impact on our business and customers to date. We cannot rule out disruption to the supply chain in the future, but will update our communications as we learn more.
Established in 1976, Matrox has many years of experience building innovative, award-winning hardware and software solutions under three successful divisions: Matrox Graphics, a multi-display graphics leader of add-in graphics cards, external multi-display adapters, KVM extenders, and video wall controller boards for professional environments; Matrox Imaging, a leading developer of component-level solutions for machine vision, image analysis, medical imaging, and video surveillance; and Matrox Video, a technology leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for a full range of content creation and delivery platforms. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit the Matrox website.