South Plainfield, NJ and San Jose, CA
RD Circuits Inc. announced that it has acquired Altanova Corporation, specializing in High Speed Digital, Mixed Signal and RF ATE boards and providing design, simulation, fab, assembly and test for ATE, Characterization Boards and Probe Cards. The company operates out of San Jose, California, with design facilities in Latin America and Asia. The combined company will now operate under the name R&D-ALTANOVA.
Jim Russell, President and CEO of R&D Circuits said, "We were attracted to the company because of its best in class front-end design infrastructure and focus on the A.T.E. marketplace."
James Dresser, Altanova’s CEO and co-founder said, "The merger of products and services provides a complete product offering to our customers and greatly expands our design capacity. We now have a comprehensive A.T.E. interconnect solution set, which will enable us to control product quality and supply-chain management for enhanced service to our customers." In the new entity, James will have responsibilities as Director of Business Development.
"We are very excited about this integration and truly believe we are establishing a best-in-class, turn-key operation for the marketplace," says Aamir Jamil, Altanova’s President and co-founder. Aamir will be Executive Vice President of R&D – Altanova with responsibilities for Engineering.
Phil Warwick, R&D – Altanova’s CTO added, "We are ready to take advantage of the combined strengths of our SI/PI organizations, as the leader in offerings of this service in the A.T.E. industry".
With the acquisition, R&D Circuits added sales and technical support for both companies, including sales and applications offices located in South Plainfield NJ, Allentown, PA, San Jose, CA.
About R&D Circuits, Inc.
Founded in 1969, R&D Circuits is a leading turn-key manufacturer of technologically advanced printed wiring boards for the ATE industry. Headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ, R&D Circuits and its subsidiaries offer advanced PWB design, engineering, fabrication, assembly and socket and interconnect manufacturing services to leading electronics OEMs and their partners worldwide in the semiconductor test industry. www.rdcircuits.com