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  • mthiker2004 mthiker2004 Jun 9, 2012 1:25 PM Flag

    Advanced Circuits Acquires Universal Circuits (UCI)

    AURORA, Colo., May 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Advanced Circuits ("ACI") today announced the acquisition of Universal Circuits ("UCI") based in Maple Grove, MN. With this acquisition and previous acquisitions, Advanced Circuits, an industry innovator for many years in the commercial PCB arena, continues to strengthen its position as a leader in the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, and high technology marketplace. The acquisition will enable Advanced Circuits and Universal Circuits to further refine their core competencies and immediately begin offering expanded services to their customer bases.

    Universal Circuits brings to Advanced Circuits a successful track record of over 40 years supplying PCBs to all major military, aerospace, and medical original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. UCI's Minnesota facility meets certain Department of Defense clearance requirements and is noted for custom and advanced technologies that include a wide range of copper thicknesses and the capability to deal with conformal shapes and unique materials as well as large formats.

    Advanced Circuits has experienced record growth and is reporting a strong start for 2012. This acquisition follows recent acquisitions of Circuit Board Express in May of 2009 and Circuit Express in March of 2010. By offering Universal Circuits customers access to Advanced Circuits' higher-volume production capabilities, its innovative online quoting and ordering procedures, plus exclusive FreeDFM and PCB Artist services, UCI achieves an immediate opportunity for revenue growth potential.

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