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Samtec acquires fibre-optic component manufacturer

24 November 2021 News

Samtec announced the acquisition of Ultra Communications, a manufacturer of high-speed digital and RF fibre-optic components based in California, USA.

Ultra Communications’ core competencies include circuit design, optoelectronic package design and manufacturing of fibre-optic components. Founded in 2005, the company holds substantial IP and technology, with active programmes in the mil-avionic, space/satellite, ground vehicle, radar and shipboard connectivity arenas.

The acquisition provides Samtec with an opportunity to strengthen and expand its fibre-optic product offering for mil/aero and harsh environment applications. Ultra Communications’ expertise in high-speed mixed-signal circuit design, packaging for high-fidelity electrical and optical coupling and testing at the wafer and component level, combined with Samtec’s advanced interconnect design expertise, will provide advanced product and technology solutions for Samtec’s customers.


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