Laird Technologies, Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products, aquisition
Laird Technologies Acquires Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products
News Release from:
06 March 2012
Laird Technologies, Inc. today announced its acquisition of Microwave Materials Group, the holding company of Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products. For the year ended 31 December 2011, Emerson & Cuming's revenues were €16.3. Revenues in 2011 increased over the previous year by 20%.
The purchase enhances Laird Technologies’ EMI solutions product offering with the addition of ECCOSORB®, ECCOSTOCK®, ECCOSHIELD® and ECCOPAD®. These established product brands will continue to increase Laird Technologies’ customer base in the wireless and satellite communications, military and aerospace, automotive, RFID and medical markets.
“Electronic devices are always evolving into smaller, more powerful products so the shielding requirements continue to change,” said Michael Sutsko, President of Laird Technologies Performance Materials Division. “MMG broadens the range of products we can offer our existing customers as well as expands our customer base.”
Emerson & Cuming is a global leader in the development and manufacture of microwave absorbing materials, low-loss dielectrics and electrically conductive shielding materials combining that absorber technology with a wide range of capabilities, in-depth knowledge of materials science, chemistry, microwave theory, and measurement techniques coupled with modern R&D laboratories , to offer high quality leading edge products and customized solutions.
“Laird Technologies already has a strong position in the field of EMI solutions and the addition Emerson & Cuming’s engineering and technology expertise as well their established product brands, allows us to build on our existing EMI business,” said Naoto Mizuta, Vice President and General Manager of Laird Technologies’ EMI Solutions business unit.
Peter Van Der Weyer, Chairman of MMG, commented, “Laird’s global presence and outstanding customer base will provide the ideal platform for Emerson & Cuming’s technology and product capability, which is increasingly required to deal with EMI issues as electronic devices grow more powerful and prolific” MMG will become part of Laird Technologies’ EMI Solutions Business.