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POMONA, CA, October 3, 1997 Everett Charles Technologies (ECT), a leading manufacturer of bare and loaded PCB test fixtures, Pogo® contacts, and bare board automated test equipment (ATE), announces the acquisition of Circuitest, based in Hudson, New Hampshire.

Circuitest, established in 1986, is a major supplier of interconnect substrate test services and products. Circuitests test solutions cover a range of interconnect substrates such as printed circuit boards, MCMs, large and complex pinned backplanes, flex circuits and ultra fine pitch substrates in various sizes and base materials.

Circuitests executive management team, which includes Ray Cronin, Duane Delfosse, and Doug Olander, will remain in essentially the same roles to continue their tradition of applying technology to the electrical test process. Circuitest operations located in Hudson, NH; San Jose, CA; Newport Beach, CA; and Worthing, West Sussex, UK will continue to service new and existing customers. "We are excited by the addition of Circuitest products, technology and test expertise to the ECT family. Our combined technical and professional resources will result in the industrys most comprehensive test services network providing customers with a wide range of innovative test solutions. Additionally the Circuitest organization will contribute to ECTs R&D focus on future PCB test challenges," noted Bud Fabian, ECT Corporate VP, Sales and Marketing.

Everett Charles Technologies is a leading manufacturer of bare board ATE for high-technology testing, Pogo® contact probes, and bare and loaded PCB test fixtures. ECT manufacturing, service and support facilities are ISO registered with locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, please contact Ellen Santoni, Everett Charles Technologies, Test Equipment Division, 2887 North Towne Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767. Telephone 909-625-9357, FAX 909-625-9395, or reach us on the internet at




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