Curtiss-Wright acquires Pentland Systems, expands sensor processing portfolio

LEESBURG, Va., 18 Feb. 2008. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a supplier of rugged embedded boards and subsystems for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market, has acquired the business and assets of Pentland Systems Ltd., Livingston, Scotland, U.K., a leading supplier of rugged signal acquisition solutions.

LEESBURG, Va., 18 Feb. 2008.Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a supplier of rugged embedded boards and subsystems for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market, has acquired the business and assets of Pentland Systems Ltd., Livingston, Scotland, U.K., a leading supplier of rugged signal acquisition solutions.

The purchase enhances Curtiss-Wright's sensor processing product portfolio adding RF/IF signal acquisition, analog, digital I/O, and synchro/resolver products for radar, software-defined radio (SDR), and signal intelligence applications.

Pentland's products and technology will be organized under Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing's Modular Solutions group, and will be managed by Rob Hoyecki, director of the Digital Signal Processing Division.

The acquisition of Pentland's business and assets strengthens Curtiss-Wright's presence in the U.K. and European markets, adding to an existing video and integration business unit located in Letchworth, U.K. This expanded presence will increase Curtiss-Wright's profile and accessibility as a supplier of advanced rugged deployed boards and subsystems for U.K. and European customers.

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