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Flextronics Lab IX Partners with Mantis Vision; Sparton Acquires Aubrey Group

19 March 2014

Flextronics Lab IX has signed an agreement to provide services and support to Mantis Vision, a company that develops and designs 3D image and motion capture hardware and software solutions for consumer and professional applications.

Mantis Vision's core technology, MV4D, enables motion-capable 3D capture for depth sensing, smart object measurement and recognition and generation of high-resolution 3D models. As part of the partnership, Flextronics is working with Mantis Vision to provide 3D scanning solutions for embedded mobile and peripheral devices, as well as for professional solutions for the medical, defense, law enforcement and oil and gas industries.

Flextronics will provide support to Mantis Vision for the continued manufacturing, testing and production of the company’s F5 handheld 3D scanner, a high-end, high-resolution mobile scanning device for professional and semi-professional applications. Flextronics Lab IX partners with startups, providing them with support and services in developing new products.

Lab IX is located within Flextronics' Silicon Valley Product Innovation Center and Israel location, providing office and shop space, new product introduction services, design and advanced engineering support and access to Flextronics' global supply chain and manufacturing expertise. In other EMS news, Sparton Corp. has acquired the Aubrey Group, a design and manufacturing company that develops new products for medical and biotechnological OEMs.

The all-cash transaction was completed March 17. Aubrey, an $8 million revenue business, will continue to service its current and future customers from its Irvine, Calif., location. Cary B. Wood, president and CEO of Sparton, based in Schaumburg, Ill., said the acquisition of Aubrey Group will add an “innovative product development offering to our portfolio.” Aubrey has developed a number of products, including medical device controllers, RF generation systems and custom peristaltic and diaphragm pumps.

The devices are used for blood collection and processing systems, kidney dialysis machines, surgical systems and in-vitro diagnostic systems.

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