GE Fanuc Finalizes Acquisition of VMIC |

GE Fanuc Finalizes Acquisition of VMIC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc., a division of GE Industrial Systems, today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Huntsville, Ala.-based VMIC, a manufacturer of single board PC computers (CPUs), communication and network products such as reflective memory networks, Fibre Channel and SCSI host adapters, gigabit Ethernet, and data acquisition and control products.

"The addition of VMIC reflects GE Fanuc's commitment to best-in-class design, product innovation, and the resulting productivity enhancements to our customers," said Doug Albert, vice president of market and business development for GE Fanuc. "With VMIC, we will speed new functionality to automation customers and expand our solutions offerings in complementary segments."

VMIC, which specializes in providing embedded computer products for
open-architecture buses including CompactPCI (CPCI), VMEbus, CIbus, PMC, PC-MIP, and PC 104 plus, serves the industrial automation, telecom, defense, medical, and test and measurement segments. VMIC will continue its focus on serving the embedded computer industry.
Carroll E. Williams, president, CEO and chairman of VMIC, said, "As a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Fanuc, VMIC gains access to GE Fanuc's and GE's full range of global services, products and distribution channels. We are excited about the opportunities to support GE Fanuc's current products and to grow our existing sales both through our current channel and through the GE Fanuc channel. We are also excited about our new ability to add integration and turnkey options to support our current and future product offerings in the industrial automation segment."

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation is a leading global supplier of industrial control systems and is a joint venture between GE and FANUC, Ltd. of Japan. GE Fanuc products and services include CIMPLICITY(r) manufacturing enterprise-wide software, nano to high-end PLCs, a wide range of CNCs, motion control systems, operator interfaces, industrial computers, CO2 and YAG lasers, and a wide range of integration and customer support services. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., GE Fanuc is part of GE Industrial Systems.
About GE Industrial Systems GE Industrial Systems is a $6 billion global leader in manufacturing products used to distribute, protect and control electrical power and equipment, and supplying product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility applications. GE Industrial Systems is one of GE's major businesses.

For more information, visit or, or contact:
GE Fanuc Information Center
P.O. Box 229
Whitehall, PA 18052
Phone: (800) 648-2001, Fax: (610) 437-5212, e-mail:
[email protected]
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