Elma Electronic Acquires ACT/Technico

Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, announces today the acquisition of ACT/Technico.

FREMONT, Calif., January 12, 2009 – Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, announces today the acquisition of ACT/Technico. Serving the industry for over 30 years, ACT/Technico is now part of Elma Electronic Inc. where it will continue to provide the same quality embedded, open standards-based products and sub-system integration services to customers in the defense, semiconductor equipment, transportation, communications, medical imaging and homeland security markets.

The acquisition enhances Elma’s system integration capabilities and adds an extensive product and partner portfolio to the company’s already wide offering. Both companies are renowned in the market for their VITA-based, PICMG-based and other standards-based products and solutions. Combining Elma’s system platform packaging expertise with ACT/Technico’s embedded integration skills provides a formidable range of capabilities from components to fully integrated sub-systems.

The acquisition provides Elma with enhanced expertise in markets from telecom to medical to mil/aero and in architectures from VME to VPX and from AdvancedTCA to MicroTCA. ACT/Technico also provides single board computers, mass storage, networking, device drivers, PCI mezzanine cards and more.

“ACT/Technico is highly respected in the industry for its quality and expertise in providing complete embedded integration solutions,” said Shan Morgan, senior vice president of sales for Elma. “Its addition to our organization provides Elma with an unparalleled offering and skill set in the embedded market.”

Established in 1978, ACT/Technico is located in Warminster, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. The company will continue to operate from its current location as a part of Elma’s System Platform division, specializing in integration and board-level solutions. Elma’s other product divisions include Backplanes, Enclosures & Components, Cabinet Enclosures and Rotary Switches.

“By providing a more extensive set of computing products and services, our combined companies can further assist our customers in developing completely integrated system platforms,” said Ken Grob, vice president of ACT/Technico. “We are excited to join the Elma family of companies, in its mission to offer more complete solutions to the embedded marketplace.”

About Elma Electronic

Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for ATCA, CPCI, MicroTCA, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXS, VPX and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches, knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 45 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 - Fax (510) 656-3783. www.elma.com

About ACT/Technico

Since 1978, ACT/Technico has been supplying boards, software solutions and integrated embedded systems to companies in military/aerospace, communications, medical imaging, and semiconductor equipment manufacturing. The ISO 9000 compliant company draws from its extensive product and system integration knowledge to deliver complete solutions that expedite time to market.

ACT/Technico is also a manufacturer and reseller of embedded hardware and software. In addition to offering leading edge single board computers, mass storage and RAID products, networking solutions and device drivers for most major RTOS, Linux and Windows, the company also provides support for these products.

ACT/Technico, a division of Elma Electronic Inc., is located at 760 Veterans Circle, Warminster, PA 18974 USA. Telephone (215) 956-1200; Fax (215) 956-1201 - E-mail sales@acttechnico.com. www.acttechnico.com

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