BMS Acquires Tandberg Television AVS

April 13, 2007
Broadcast Microwave Services Inc., a subsidiary of Cohu Inc., has purchased Tandberg Television AVS GmbH for $8.3 million in cash.

Tandberg Television AVS, located outside of Frankfurt, Germany, has been renamed BMS-Europe. The company specializes in the manufacture of COFDM transmitters and receivers, and its high-definition COFDM transmission products will complement the BMS product portfolio comprised of digital and analog microwave communication systems. The combined product line of both companies is now available.

Graham Bunney, president of BMS said, "With this purchase, we have expanded our digital microwave communications solutions; especially for high-definition broadcast television and public safety/law enforcement applications. The acquisition also enables us to quickly respond to changing market requirements, grow into new geographical territories, and offer the customer service and support necessary to sustain our global expansion plans."

Tandberg Television AVS has 25 employees in Germany. The previous management team of Reinhard Kuehn, managing director and Rainer Horn, director of operations will continue in their roles.

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