Emerald Technologies Acquires Optimum Design Associates

–Optimum widely recognized as one of the most respected 

electronic design and engineering services companies in the nation– 

–Emerald Technologies, Emerald EMS’ rebranded name, 

relocates corporate headquarters to San Jose, CA–

Emerald Technologies (Emerald), formerly Emerald EMS, a global provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services, today announced its acquisition of Optimum Design Associates, Inc. (Optimum), a leading electronic design and engineering services company. Terms were not disclosed. 

In making today’s announcement, Emerald Technologies said it rebranded its name and has relocated its corporate headquarters to San Jose, CA. These steps reflect Emerald’s continued evolution as a value-added partner to the world’s leading companies, providing mission-critical and highly complex electronic solutions across diverse end markets and applications.

Optimum is widely recognized as one of the most respected electronic design and engineering services companies in the United States, boasting a team of world-class engineers and designers dedicated to quality, consistency, on-time delivery, and data protection. With this acquisition, Emerald expands its capabilities and strengthens its position as a leader in design, engineering, rapid prototyping, and new product introduction, in addition to printed circuit board assembly, testing, and lifecycle support services to OEM customers working on electronics with the highest reliability requirements.

“We are excited to welcome Optimum to the Emerald family,” said Hartmut Liebel, CEO of Emerald Technologies. “This acquisition allows us to better serve our customers with the most extensive design services and contribute further to the latest innovations in technology and electronics with elite circuit board design techniques.”

Nick Barbin, CEO and co-founder of Optimum, added, “We are thrilled to join Emerald Technologies and look forward to leveraging our expertise to provide value-add services that drive innovation and growth for our customers.”

In conjunction with this strategic acquisition, the Emerald Technologies subsidiary brands – DataED, Bestronics, Inc., Veris Manufacturing, Saline Electronics, and Ascentron, Inc. – will all rebrand under the single Emerald Technologies name. Additionally, Emerald will relocate its corporate headquarters to San Jose, CA. Today’s acquisition of Optimum, the company’s rebrand to Emerald Technologies, and its relocation to San Jose represent important milestones in Emerald’s continued commitment to providing groundbreaking engineering and manufacturing solutions to its customers.

For more information, visit www.EmeraldTechnologies.com.