Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Excelitas acquires Kaiser Systems

WALTHAM, USA: Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized opto-electronics to OEMs seeking high-performance technology solutions, announced the acquisition of privately-held Kaiser Systems, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, high voltage (HV) power systems for medical, industrial, and safety and security applications. The company is based in Beverly, MA and was founded in 1980.

The acquisition of Kaiser Systems adds a variety of high voltage power systems to Excelitas’ existing high-reliability power systems portfolio, which includes AC-DC rectifiers, DC-DC converters, UPSs and EMI filters for a range of OEM applications. Kaiser’s HV power systems include Capacitor-Charging and Flashlamp Power Supplies, Electron Beam and Ion Beam Power Supplies, HV DC and Pulsed Power Supplies, X-ray Generators, and integrated X-ray sources (under the brand name Omniblock).

“The addition of Kaiser Systems expands Excelitas’ presence in medical, industrial, and safety and security markets and broadens our portfolio of high-performance, high-reliability power products,” said David Nislick, CEO, Excelitas Technologies.

“We are pleased to welcome the Kaiser team to Excelitas and the Advanced Electronic Systems business,” said Doug Benner, senior VP and GM, Advanced Electronic Systems, Excelitas. “Kaiser Systems has deep technical expertise in high voltage engineering, which complements and augments Excelitas’ existing custom power solutions capabilities and we look forward to their contributions to accelerating our power systems growth.”

“We are excited by the opportunity to become part of Excelitas, combining Kaiser’s proven leadership in high voltage power solutions with Excelitas’ strength in providing innovative, customized opto-electronic solutions to OEMs around the globe. There is a clear synergy between Excelitas and Kaiser in serving high-performance application areas including industrial lasers, medical lasers and IPL-based aesthetic systems, analytical instrumentation, material processing, and a variety of commercial security applications,” said Ken Kaiser, president and founder, Kaiser Systems.

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