Kontron buys Dolch Computer Systems

San Diego, CA—Kontron AG reports that it has acquired Dolch Computer Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum of cash from Siegel-Robert Inc.


San Diego, CA— Kontron AG reports that it has acquired Dolch Computer Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum of cash from Siegel-Robert Inc. Dolch will take on Kontron’s name, and will operate as a business unit of Kontron America Inc.

'We’re very excited to have Dolch Computer Systems join the Kontron group,' says Thomas Sparrvik, Kontron America’s president and CEO. 'Dolch is recognized as an industry leader in the gas and oil, test and measurement, and military markets. The integration of our mobile computing product lines will significantly enhance Kontron's product portfolio, as well as provide considerable strategic advantage in the embedded computing market.'

Dolch has manufactured rugged notebook computers and multi-slot portable platforms for more than 27 years. Dolch also offers display products that incorporate rugged touch-screen technology, which is protected against shock and vibration, and sealed to survive the harshest environments or situations.

'Kontron now has a complete offering of rugged OEM technologies and rugged mobile computers for military, telecommunications test and measurement, engineering data acquisition, oil and gas control and display, and public safety command and control customers,' says Dale Szymborski, GM of the firm’s Northern California Rugged Mobile and Module divisions. 'With Kontron's vast array of embedded technologies and Dolch's ability to develop and deliver custom solutions, Kontron takes a leading position in providing rugged computing solutions.'

Kontron produces embedded computer technology, and supplies OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, and test and measurement markets. The company helps users reduce time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces and mobile computers.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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