Vectron International Completes Acquisition of BiODE Inc.

HUDSON, NH, January 31, 2007 — Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of BiODE, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fluid viscosity sensors and viscometer readers. The BiODE organization will be integrated into Vectron’s Sensors and Advanced Packaging (SAP) business unit. The deal represents Vectron’s continued commitment to driving change and innovation in the $50 billion global sensor market through the delivery of

ground-breaking acoustic wave sensor technology. Customers will now have access to first-of-its-kind fluid viscosity monitoring technology that delivers time and cost savings as well as increased scalability.

Under terms of the agreement, Vectron’s SAP group will incorporate the BiODE product/technology platform, including the ViSmart(TM) viscosity sensor, into its current product portfolio, allowing the newly combined entity to quickly bring to market an innovative solution for fluid viscosity monitoring in industrial applications, such as oil condition monitoring. The BiODE product/technology platform will serve as the basis for a number of synergistic products in the SAP group’s product roadmap.

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 and Asia. For more information, please call 1-88- VECTRON-1 or visit

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