Samtec Acquires Ultra Communications
Samtec Inc. acquired Ultra Communications Inc., a Vista, California-based manufacturer of high-speed digital and RF fiber optic components. Ultra Communications’ core competencies include circuit design, optoelectronic package design, and manufacturing of fiber optic components. Founded in 2005, the company holds substantial IP and technology, with active programs in the mil-avionic, space/satellite, ground vehicles, radar, and shipboard connectivity arenas. Samtec has an established customer base in the industrial and mil-aero markets with its optical FireFly™ product line. Ultra Communications’ products, which feature a Surface-Mount-Technology (SMT) reflowable attach process, complement the FireFly family. The acquisition provides aerospace and mil-aero customers with another option to achieve small size, low weight, and power (SWaP) in extreme environments. Samtec plans to maintain operations and staff at the Vista facility.