MEN Micro Expands in North America with ACT/Technico

MEN Micro, Inc., a leading supplier of industrial real-time and embedded computer products, has formed a strategic alliance with ACT/Technico of Warminster, PA, making that firm the primary distributor for MEN Micro’s products in the U.S. ACT/Technico is a supplier and integrator of real-time and embedded systems.

“Our two companies have worked together for some time now and we believe this alliance will help MEN Micro continue to grow and better support its customers in North America,” said Ernest Godsey, president of MEN Micro, Inc. “We appreciate the professionalism and depth of technical knowledge that ACT/Technico brings to the embedded industrial marketplace. Formalizing this relationship will enable MEN Micro to better leverage ACT/Technico’s expertise so that we both can achieve our goals.”

MEN Micro and ACT/Technico have been technology partners since 2001. ACT/Technico has integrated MEN’s single-board computers and other board-level embedded products into a number of systems for the military/aerospace and embedded industrial computer marketplace.

“Over the last seven or so years, we’ve made a concerted effort to accelerate the development of MEN Micro in the North American market,” said Udo Fuchs, president and CEO of MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH of Nürnberg, Germany, the parent company of MEN Micro, Inc. “By allying ourselves with ACT/Technico we will be able to take the next step and continue our growth. Its thorough support and technical expertise has earned ACT/Technico a position of great respect in the North American embedded market.”

In recent years, ACT/Technico has integrated MEN Micro’s products into many different types of systems, including industrial real-time process control, telecommunications and communications applications, ruggedized military systems and others. ACT/Technico has designed and integrated system solutions for a wide variety of organizations including NASA, AT&T, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

“Based on the success we’ve already achieved, we look forward to working alongside MEN in this new strategic relationship,” said Ken Grob, vice president of ACT/Technico. “MEN has a track record for innovative, high-performance and very rugged embedded computer products and we have first hand experience with how efficiently MEN products can be integrated into customer solutions.”

About MEN Micro, Inc.
MEN designs, manufactures and sells board-level industrial real-time and embedded computer products. The flexibility inherent in MEN’s standard products allows system platforms to be custom configured for a wide range of applications. In addition, the company develops custom boards and systems for OEMs, end users and system integrators. MEN’s products include Embedded System Modules (ESM), VMEbus and CompactPCI compute platforms with Intel Pentium and multi-core processors or Freescale PowerPC processors, and a wide selection of M-Module, PMC or PC·MIP mezzanine I/O modules. The MEN product lines support the most widely used operating systems, including Windows, VxWorks, OS-9, QNX and Linux.

MEN was founded in 1982 in Nürnberg, Germany, as MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH. Today the company has more than 150 employees with subsidiaries in France, MEN Mikro Elektronik SA; and the United States, MEN Micro, Inc. A network of technical distributors services and supports the rest of the world.

About ACT/Technico
For 28 years, ACT/Technico has been supplying boards, software solutions and integrated embedded systems to companies in military/aerospace, communications, medical imaging, and semiconductor equipment manufacturing. The ISO 9000 compliant company draws from its extensive product and system integration knowledge to deliver complete solutions that expedite time to market.

ACT/Technico is also a manufacturer and reseller of embedded hardware and software. In addition to offering leading edge SBCs, mass storage and RAID products, networking solutions, and device drivers for most major RTOS, Linux and Windows, the company also provides support for these products.

The privately held company is based in Warminster, PA, with additional offices in California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, New England, and Texas. For more information, please call (215) 956-1200 or e-mail.