Shinano Kenshi Corporation Announces Merger with Plextor Corp


Los Angeles, Calif. ­ September 8, 2006 ­ Shinano Kenshi Corporation (SKC-U.S), a leading Los Angeles, CA-based manufacturer of electronic motors for the automotive, medical, office, and computer peripheral markets, has announced a merger and financial partnership with Plextor® Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment.

Effective September 1, 2006, Plextor Corporation will operate under a new corporate identity Plextor LLC, a partner and merged entity of Shinano Kenshi Corporation-U.S. Plextor will continue to operate under its current structure and will remain located in Fremont, California.

The formation of Plextor LLC and the assimilation of that company into the SKC (U.S.) family opens up new business and commercial opportunities, including the ability to achieve greater synergy with Plextor LLC's organization in the future, said Rex Bergsma, President, Shinano Kenshi Corporation (U.S.). Plextor brings great technological breadth as well as a best-in-class mentality to both design and manufacturing. Such capabilities add additional value to the on-going uniqueness of the design and assembly SKC (U.S.) provides our customers and prospects.

Through the merger with SKC (U.S.), Plextor gains a strong and stable financial partner, a potential investor, and a partner company with broad ties and access to various product applications and markets, said Toru Nakazawa, President, Plextor LLC.

About Shinano Kenshi
SKC (U.S.) is one of the world's leading OEM motor manufacturers, with production facilities in China and Japan and sales, marketing, and engineering offices throughout North America. SKC (U.S.) specializes in the development, manufacture, and distribution of Stepper motors, servo motors, DC brushless motors, customized motor assemblies and complete system assembly for the automotive, medical, office, computer peripheral and security surveillance fields. www.shinano.com.

About Plextor
Plextor Corp. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment for professionals, consumers, and enterprises.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plextor specializes in the development and manufacture of digital video converters and CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW optical disk drives, and Network Attached Storage products. www.plextor.com

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