Ampro To Be Acquired by ADLINK Technology

SAN JOSE, CA /PRNewswire/ -- Privately held Ampro Computers Inc. accepted an offer to be acquired by ADLINK Technology (6166 TT, "ADLINK"). The acquisition, characterized as highly synergistic by both companies' CEOs, merges Ampro's unmatched expertise in board-level embedded computers with ADLINK's low-cost manufacturing capabilities and products targeting the industrial control and communications markets.

"This acquisition will be a win-win for ADLINK and Ampro, as it combines the competitive edge of both parties," said Jim Liu, ADLINK President and CEO. "ADLINK will gain access to Ampro's unmatched expertise in developing 'extreme rugged' board-level embedded computers, as well as its strong and mature U.S. sales channel."

"We are excited about this opportunity to grow, lower our costs, and bring our high-quality, standards-based modular embedded computing technologies into new markets," said Joanne Mumola Williams, president and CEO of Ampro. "I am confident that our customers will be as pleased as we are with the addition of these significant new engineering, low-cost manufacturing, and support resources."

"Ampro has a long track record of innovation and market leadership in this industry, and it's a privilege to contribute to this new entity's continuing success," said Rick Lehrbaum, Ampro co-founder and chief technology officer. "This combination makes us unbeatable."

The closing of this acquisition is expected to take place upon the completion of specified conditions.

About Ampro Computers
Now in its 25th year, Ampro is renowned as a pioneer in the "embedded PC" industry. The company originated the PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and EBX standards for stackable single-board computers (SBCs), co-created the popular EPIC standard for highly compact full-function SBCs, and more recently began offering a rapidly growing line of computer-on-module (COM) products in ETX, XTX, and COM Express formats. Ampro markets board- and system-level products based on these standards to original equipment manufacturers in a wide range of markets including medical electronics, defense systems, industrial control, retail devices, avionics, and wired/wireless communication equipment.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test and measurement, automation and process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and COM Express modules for industrial computing. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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