In a merger characterized as “highly synergistic” by both CEOs, Ampro Computers has agreed to be acquired by ADLINK Technology. The acquisition combines Ampro’s expertise in board-level embedded computers with ADLINK’s low-cost manufacturing capabilities and products targeting the industrial control and communications markets.
Ampro 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 growing line of computer-on-module (COM) products in ETX, XTX, and COM Express formats. 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.
“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.”