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Kontron Acquires Digital-Logic

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Kontron has acquired the non-public Digital-Logic, headquartered near Solothurn, Switzerland. Kontron takes over a 78 percent majority of Digital-Logic, which has specialized on highly reliable and compact rugged embedded computer boards and systems since 1992. Kontron intends to increase its ownership of the company with 15 million Euros revenue and 100 employees to 100%.

With the acquisition, Kontron further increases its market share strengthening the market position in Central Europe, and complements the product portfolio for the strategically important markets of Railway/Transportation, Military/Aerospace/Security and Medical. All of those markets need embedded computers with high reliability and longevity. The portfolio comprises of: small form factor single board computers PC/104, PC/104-Plus and PCI/104-Express, as well as fanless, rugged and compact embedded computers for stationary and mobile applications. The products are designed and manufactured to withstand extended temperature range and high shock/vibration in harsh environments. Kontron management says it sees synergies for the new member in the Kontron group utilizing Kontron´s strong global Sales/Marketing channels and supply chain.

Ulrich Gehrmann, CEO of Kontron says, “The philosophy toward highest quality and excellent customer relationship of the Digital-Logic team is well aligned with our strategy, and from the complementary product offerings in the area of standard and customized rugged compact computers, our customers will benefit a lot. The location of Digital-Logic close to our headquarters will ease the integration and management of the new team.” Digital-Logic will be integrated under the Kontron as “Kontron Compact Computers.”