To reinforce its ability to distribute information on advanced design solutions and technologies, in 2001 JEITA formed a cooperative relationship with the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC). Together, the two organizations have undertaken various initiatives to enhance the EDSFair. One of these has been to invite EDA-related venture companies from Japan and overseas, who have not exhibited previously, to participate in the event.
The Fair has continued to receive acclaim as the sole event in Japan enabling overseas participants to cultivate clients and establish sales channels in the Japanese market. It is also highly regarded for providing Japanese designers and developers with direct access to the latest technologies from overseas. Going forward, JEITA and EDAC will reinforce their cooperative relationships with various organizations from Europe, North America and Asia, while actively pursuing technical information from around the world. In these ways, we hope to foster progress of the electronics industry.