February 12, 2007
Vectron International to Attend 11th Annual ARC Advisory Group Forum, Share Perspectives and Insight on Process Control Industry
Sensors & Advanced Packaging Group's Director of Business Development, Kerem Durdag, to Participate in Panel Exploring Emerging Field Device Innovations
— Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced that the company's Sensors & Advanced Packaging (SAP) business unit is attending the 11th Annual ARC Forum from February 12-15, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. During the four days of interactive sessions and presentations, Vectron's SAP executives will share strategies, insights and best practices with ARC analysts and other industry leaders. Additionally, this will be the first time the company will showcase its innovative Acoustic Wave Sensors technology following its acquisition of BiODE, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fluid viscosity sensors and viscometer readers.
On January 31, 2007, Vectron announced the completion of its acquisition of BiODE, providing customers
with access to the ViSmart™ viscosity sensor, a first-of-its-kind fluid viscosity monitoring
technology that provides customers with time and cost savings as well as increased scalability
by delivering instantaneous and continuous real-time, in-process viscosity and temperature measurement.
The deal marked a strategic step in Vectron's continued efforts to drive change and innovation
in the $50 billion global sensor market.
"The global sensor market is impressive not only in size - $45 to $50B - but also in its expanding
growth, specifically sensors that offer physical measurements not possible in the past," said Wil Chin,
research director, automation, ARC Advisory Group. "The most compelling aspect of the market is the breakthrough
technologies using available mature technology deployed in a unique way to allow disruptive solutions in
new sensing applications. A prime example of this leveraged acoustic wave technology typically associated
with FCP applications, to industrial sensing solutions that enabled OEMs to deliver leading edge solutions
to their customers."
At the ARC Forum, former CEO of BiODE and new Director of Business Development for Vectron's SAP group,
Kerem Durdag, will highlight Vectron's ViSmart viscosity sensor solution for fluid viscosity monitoring in
industrial applications, such as oil condition monitoring, in a panel discussion exploring the technologies
destined to change how manufacturing plants are operated. Durdag will join executives from ABB, Emerson
Process Management, Endress+Hauser, Invensys and Siemens on the panel, titled "Emerging Field Device
Technologies," at 8:45 am EST on Thursday, February 15.
"Vectron is pleased to be joining other best-in-class CIOs and manufacturing and automaton executives
at the ARC Annual Forum to explore new solutions to the business critical challenges facing manufacturers
today," said Durdag. "We look forward to not only sharing our best practices with other industry
leaders but also to leveraging the insight gained during the Forum as we continue to strengthen our offerings
for oil condition monitoring and look to expand our Acoustic Wave Sensor technology platform into new
applications in the industrial, military and automotive industries."
Vectron's Acoustic Wave Sensors technology leverages the company's well-established foundation of surface
and bulk acoustic wave (SAW and BAW) technology and extensive experience in radio frequency (RF), signal
conditioning, embedded system electronics design and advanced packaging technologies to set a new standard
for performance and reliability in critical data gathering applications and meet increasing customer
demands for durable, state-of-the-art precision sensor solutions across a broad range of industries.
For more information on Acoustic Wave Sensors from Vectron please contact a customer service representative
at 1-88-VECTRON-1 or visit www.visensors.com
About Vectron International
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control,
sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by
delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron
uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based
designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and
complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to
help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is
headquartered in Hudson, NH and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe