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FCI and Samtec Announces New Strategic Partnership

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FCI and Samtec Announces New Strategic Partnership

SINGAPORE (September 04 2014) — FCI Electronics and Samtec Inc., two leading suppliers of high speed connectors and interconnect systems, today announced the signing of a second-source agreement under which Samtec is licensed to manufacture, market and sell FCI’s next generation ExaMAX® high speed connector product portfolio.

Officials from both companies expressed their excitement in this new partnership. “This second-source agreement pools technology and manufacturing capabilities of both companies to provide for FCI’s new ExaMAX® high speed connector solutions” says Alessandro Perrotta, CEO of FCI. “We are pleased to reach an agreement with Samtec, an equally respected manufacturer who shares a similar vision in providing superior customer service, quality and technological innovation. Samtec is well positioned to undertake the manufacture and sales of these innovative FCI solutions.

“Both FCI and Samtec are widely recognized as signal integrity leaders with fully-integrated worldwide manufacturing and customer service footprints to support our customers. This unique backplane solution will fill an important role in our ability to supply our customers with high-speed connections through the full signal chain. Our Signal Integrity Group and Teraspeed® Consulting Division have significant system engineering and platform design experience and we look forward to bring the knowledge to our customers with this new venture. Samtec is fully committed to support FCI’s customers as their second source, and to increase the installed based for the system with our customers” added John Shine, CEO of Samtec.

The ExaMAX® product family addresses a broad range of system architectures, including traditional backplane, direct orthogonal, internal and external IO, coplanar and mezzanine applications.

For more information about the ExaMAX® high speed backplane products, please visit our website here or contact FCI at examax@fci.com, or Samtec at SIG@samtec.com.

About FCI Electronics

FCI Electronics is an international connector and cable assembly solutions manufacturer of Backplane Connectors, Power Solutions, Board/Wire to Board Connectors, Input/Output Connectors, Optical Interconnect, Cable Assemblies, Terminal Blocks and Flex Connectors. Our interconnect solutions are designed and manufactured for various market applications such as automotive motorized vehicles, telecommunications, data storage, consumer electronics, medical, industrial & instrumentation as well as renewable energy.

A multiple-award winner of manyl prestigious awards, FCI Electronics has a global footprint comprising of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, we are well renowned and respected for our technological leadership, as well as innovative connector and cable assembly solutions. 

For more information, please visit us at www.fci.com.

About Samtec, Inc.

Samtec, Inc., is an international supplier of interconnects, cable assemblies, and design solutions.  Products include high speed board level interconnects, high speed cable assemblies, optical systems, IC packaging and microelectronics expertise, the industry’s largest variety of board-to-board interconnect, rugged and power systems, micro rugged interconnects, and sealed products.  Samtec provides full channel system support, streamlining and optimizing the signal path, from the IC to the board and beyond.

Samtec is the recognized service leader in the interconnect industry, consistently winning the Bishop and Associates’ Customer Service Survey of the Interconnect Industry in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Samtec’s approximately 4,000 worldwide associates are located at four primary manufacturing centers, six support offices, and sales and support offices on every continent.

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