GE Industrial Systems acquires NovaSensor

09/30/2002


Plainville, CT— GE Industrial Systems announced Sept. 23 that it has completed its acquisition of NovaSensor Inc. (Fremont, CA). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Formerly a subsidiary of TRW, NovaSensor provides products to medical, automotive and industrial process control markets. GE Industrial Systems is a division of General Electric Co.

The business will be renamed GE NovaSensor, and will operate as a part of the GE Measurement & Sensing Technologies business within GE Industrial Systems. John Pendergrass will continue as business leader of GE NovaSensor.

GE NovaSensor reports that it has pioneered developing technologies in micromachining process design. It focuses on pressure sensing and MEMS technology for use in disposable blood pressure monitors, automotive applications and large industrial OEM applications, such as food processing, hydraulic monitoring, wastewater treatment and manufacturing.

'The NovaSensor acquisition is yet another example of how we are growing in markets that help improve people's lives,' says Lloyd Trotter, GE Industrial Systems' president and ceo. 'GE NovaSensor is a leader in sensor technologies and applications for the medical, industrial and automotive market segments. Together, we will produce a broad and diversified product portfolio for our combined customers.'

Mr. Pendergrass adds that, 'We bring to GE innovative MEMS pressure sensor technology and high volume manufacturing capabilities. We're excited about joining GE with its long history of innovation, integrity and growth.'

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





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