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For Immediate Release
March 16, 2001

The Siemon Company Acquires Fiber Optic Division of ACA Inc.

Watertown, CT — The Siemon Company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance copper and fiber cabling systems and components, is proud to announce the acquisition of the fiber optic division of Advanced Custom Applications (ACA) Inc. ACA, located in Belle Mead, NJ, is the leading manufacturer of innovative fiber splice products. This acquisition expands Siemon's fiber optic product line and will strengthen Siemon's future product development programs.

ACA holds a variety of patents in fiber optic connection technology, including mechanical splice and fusion splice sleeves. Siemon has acquired ACA's intellectual property, manufacturing capabilities, and inventory. "ACA's products and technology complement Siemon's current fiber products and R&D programs. This allows us to immediately expand the range of our current fiber connectivity line and advance new product development using ACA's technology," stated Carl Siemon, President of The Siemon Company. "The ACA team has done a great job developing innovative singlemode and multimode fiber products. The technology and patents are a good fit for advancing Siemon technology leadership goals."

Attila Huebscher, Vice President of ACA commented, "I would like to thank our loyal customers over the last 12 years and I am confident that The Siemon Company will continue to serve them well in the future. We look forward to working with the people at Siemon to successfully transition our products, technology and customers."

For more information on the new Siemon fiber products, please visit the fiber section of the e-catalog.


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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