Greatbatch Announces Acquisition of IntelliSensing LLC; Strategic Acquisition of Wireless Sensor Technology

October 31, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Greatbatch, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Electrochem Commercial Power, has acquired substantially all of the assets of IntelliSensing LLC for approximately $3.9 million in cash. IntelliSensing, established in 2005 and based in Orchard Park, New York, designs and manufactures wireless sensor solutions that measure temperature, pressure, flow and other critical data.

IntelliSensing’s products, powered by lithium batteries, are designed to operate in environments where wired sensors are undesirable or impractical. IntelliSensing claims that its portfolio will extend Electrochem’s product portfolio in existing markets to offer complete technology solutions that enable customers to manage their processes more effectively, including oil & gas services, military, aerospace and other industrial applications.

The company claims that, unlike many other wireless sensor solutions, IntelliSensing’s products can measure both pressure and temperature all in one, helping reduce cost for customers by eliminating the need for two separate sensors. The ’End-to-End’ system is said to be based on open standards with user-defined settings, offering a total turnkey solution for customers to ensure signal integrity and system interoperability. Proprietary hardware designs are able to withstand the harsh environments in which Electrochem customers operate.

"We are very excited to add IntelliSensing to the Electrochem and Greatbatch family," said Susan Bratton, Senior Vice President of Greatbatch Commercial Power. "They are an exceptional organization and advance our strategic plans to offer more comprehensive technology solutions into the market. IntelliSensing’s exciting array of emerging products is on the cutting edge of wireless sensor technology, and is a natural evolutionary next step on our mission to become a total solution provider to our customers."