Jaltek Systems buys design house Abra Cad - Embedded.com

Jaltek Systems buys design house Abra Cad


LONDON — Jaltek Systems has acquired the independent contract electronic design specialists’ Abra Cad following four years of close cooperation between the companies.

Jaltek Systems (Luton, England) is a electronic manufactyuring services (EMS) provider with clients in the defence, aviation, medical, automotive and broadcast sectors, embedded computer systems and I/P development platforms. Formed in 1997 it currently employs 72 people at a 1600sq m facility on the Sundon Business Park.

Abra Cad (Twyford, England) has over eighteen years experience using leading CAD-CAM design tools and covers all aspects of the design flow, from conceptual design, through schematic capture and PCB Design to pre- and post layout signal integrity & EMC analysis. Its service culminates in a product with optimum manufacturability by the use of the VALOR toolset for Design for Manufacture (DFM) simulation. It services have been used by anumber of industry sectors including embedded systems, R.F. and consumer products

Steve Pittom, Jaltek Systems Sales Director, said, “Our Value Add Value Engineering (J-VAVE) Service is a significant part of our service offering. By applying it right from the outset of any project, our clients benefit from optimised Design For Manufacture, Test and Procurement. It’s so effective that 70% of our clients use it. But ‘design for’ efficiencies can be taken even further, and this is where Abra Cad comes in. With Abra Cad on board, we can add Design Flow to the J-VAVE offering. This is extremely powerful for our customers and provides a significant differentiator for Jaltek Systems.”

Chris Day, Abra Cad’s Technical Director, added, “In a similar way, Abra Cad’s client base will benefit from a complete ‘post design manufacturing service’, offered. The acquisition allows us to develop the synergies within both customer bases and add value through our joint expertise.”

Jaltek Systems recently announced a strategic alliance with Swedish company NOTE AB, which will give its clients access to the entire EMS offering. “We effectively become a full EMS provider offering NPI and low volume assembly in Luton, medium to high volume in Lithuania and margin sensitive product in Estonia,” said Pittom.

Clients will be free to choose part or all of the combined company's service with Jaltek Systems and Abra Cad will remain on separate sites, working autonomously as well as synergistically.

From left: Chris Day, Technical Director – Abra Cad; Raj Sood, Financial Director, Jaltek Systems; Steve Pittom, Sales Director, Jaltek; Leon Dixon, Director of Technology, Jaltek; and sitting, Pravid Sood, CEO, Jaltek.

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