Ardent Concepts, Inc. (“Ardent”) announced that it has been acquired by Amphenol Corporation (“Amphenol”). This transaction is the successful culmination of an initiative led by Peloton Advisory LLC to identify the best partner to accelerate Ardent’s leadership position in the Signal Integrity marketplace for electronic interconnects.
Ardent, headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire, is a designer and manufacturer of proprietary, high frequency, solderless interface products that enable the next generation of signal critical applications. Founded in 2003, Ardent generates 100% of its revenue from over 20 patents that surround its core technology: the smallest, fastest, most electrically efficient compression mount connector technology in the world. Ardent’s connector products can be found on the Joint Strike Fighter, in quantum computers and in numerous semiconductor ATE devices, among other high frequency applications.
Gordon Vinther, Founder and President, commented, “It was very important for us to find a partner that believed Ardent’s interface is the highest frequency compression mount technology and could support Ardent with a global sales & marketing organization and vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities. Amphenol is the perfect home for Ardent’s technology and our amazing engineers and employees.”
Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa and sells its products through its own global sales force, independent representatives and a global network of electronics distributors. Amphenol has a diversified presence as a leader in high growth areas of the interconnect market including: Automotive, Broadband Communications, Commercial Aerospace, Industrial, Information Technology and Data Communications, Military, Mobile Devices and Mobile Networks.
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