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KVH FOG & INS Business Acquired by EMCORE

With the transaction, EMCORE acquires all the intellectual property and outstanding assets and liabilities of KVH Industries' FOG and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) business By Joseph Macey / 12 Aug 2022
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Provider of advanced mixed-signal products for aerospace and defense markets, EMCORE Corporation, has acquired the Fibre Optic Gyroscope (FOG) and Inertial Navigation Systems business of KVH Industries, Inc. 

Through the KVH transaction, EMCORE acquired all the intellectual property and outstanding assets and liabilities of KVH’s FOG and Inertial Navigation Systems business segment, including the 100,384-square-foot production facility located in Tinley Park, Illinois.

The deal includes: 

  • Adds a new business generating over $30 million in revenue on an annual basis
  • EBITDA-positive addition with synergies anticipated for the next two years
  • Value creation opportunities for both businesses at every level of the P&L
  • Established customer base in the Army and a variety of terrestrial applications
  • Opens new opportunities in the growing industrial autonomy market

Jeff Rittichier, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMCORE commented; “We are very excited to add not only a strong and growing business with KVH’s inertial navigation team, but also best-in-class manufacturing capabilities, low-cost technology development, and an exemplary sales team. When we combine these with EMCORE’s closed loop and transceiver technologies, we see substantial opportunities for both businesses across revenue, gross margins, and net income.

“The addition of the KVH inertial navigation product line further expands our reach into the tactical grade segment of the market and solidifies EMCORE’s position as one of the largest independent inertial navigation providers in the industry.”

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