Everett Charles
Purchases ATE
(Automated Test
Engineering, INC.)
Contact: Ellen Santoni
Tel: (909) 625-9357
Fax: (909) 625-9395

Pomona, California, January 13, 1998 Everett Charles Technologies of Pomona, California, announces the purchase today of ATE, located in San Jose, California. ATE is a major manufacturer with 17 years experience in custom test fixtures and programming services for testing loaded printed circuit boards. ATE will relocate, and merge with ECTs Test Fixture operation, also located in San Jose. One of the original founders, Donald Wexler, CEO, with 27 years of ICT Fixture and software expertise, will remain with ECT as a consultant. "Incorporating ATE into our existing Test Fixture operation will provide ECT with the capability to better serve our existing customers and give us the resources to expand in Northern California. An immediate benefit is the addition of trained technical personnel to complement our current capabilities and boost productivity in our San Jose operation", states Dave Van Loan, CEO and President of Everett Charles Technologies.

Everett Charles Technologies is a leading manufacturer of POGO® contacts, bare and loaded PCB test fixtures, and bare board ATE for high-technology testing. ECT manufacturing, service and support facilities are ISO registered with locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information on test fixtures, please contact Ellen Santoni, Corporate Communications, Everett Charles Technologies, Test Fixture Division, 700 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona, CA 91767. Telephone 909-625-9332, FAX 909-625-9395, or reach us on the internet at ectinfo.com.



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