Infinite acquires Kaelus, PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, RadioWaves

May 9, 2017

Irvine, CA. Infinite Electronics Inc., a supplier of engineering-grade wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has acquired Smiths Interconnect’s Microwave Telecoms business (SMT) from Smiths Group plc, a London-based global technology company.

SMT comprises the Kaelus, PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, and RadioWaves brands. Each of these companies provides a unique set of capabilities and product offerings deployed in critical communications networks worldwide, while also setting global standards through innovation and customer service. Collectively, SMT is committed to ensuring reliable communications network performance from the tower to the core.

Infinite said SMT brings strong engineering capabilities, world-class manufacturing operations, a diversified set of products that are poised for growth, and strategic customer relationships with many of the world’s largest telecom operators.

“This acquisition extends Infinite Electronics existing presence in the global telecommunications marketplace by broadening the products, technologies, and services Infinite can collectively offer the telecom customer, while also providing attractive sourcing and manufacturing synergies,” said Terry G. Jarnigan, CEO of Infinite Electronics Inc.

In addition to an improved telecom market presence for Infinite, this acquisition will also provide the SMT companies a unique opportunity to more quickly serve its global customer base with a broader product offering through the adoption of Infinite’s urgent availability service model, Infinite said. Moreover, SMT’s product lines are aligned to also support new markets such as defense, medical, and transportation—industries already widely served by Infinite portfolio companies.

“This shared business model provides engineers and technical buyer’s access to same-day shipment of products as well as highly responsive technical and sales support to address their critical applications,” explained David Quinn, who will lead the wireless telecom business segment for Infinite Electronics.

Advisory services were provided by KPMG.

Based in Irvine, CA, Infinite Electronics offers a range of RF components, assemblies, and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical, and telecommunications markets. Operating under the Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, KP Performance Antenna, and Aiconics brand names, Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base. The company said it serves over 100,000 customers, offering technical support and a global distribution footprint with same-day shipment capabilities.

Smiths Interconnect’s Microwave Telecoms brands provide high-reliability cell-site radio-frequency conditioning, test and measurement, and surge protection solutions for a variety of industrial and commercial applications.

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