Data storage products maker VMETRO acquired Chatsworth, California-based Micro Memory, provider of board-level products for real-time data acquisition and memory nodes. VMETRO intends for the merger to extend its reach world-wide, incorporating its European design centers and sales infrastructure with Micro Memory’s technology, U.S. customer base, and U.S. design center. Micro Memory’s real-time embedded system products will expand VMETRO’s portfolio of embedded Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and high-performance data recording offerings. VMETRO will also expand its portfolio with Micro Memory’s Umem NVRAM cards, solid-state, non-volatile random access PCI memory cards. “There is tremendous synergy in our new organization”, Christian Jebsen, CEO of VMETRO, said in a statement. “We are able to better serve the needs of our customers with our combined resources and capabilities than if we had continued to operate as two separate companies."