Ardent Concepts, Inc. Acquires Liberty Research Company of Cupertino, CA

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Signal Integrity Group joins High Performance Interconnect Firm.

Ardent Concepts, Inc., an industry leader in high speed connector applications, has announced the acquisition of Liberty Research Company of Cupertino, California in a private equity agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"When our customers come to us for High-Performance interconnect solutions, they often have a need for Signal Integrity Expertise," comments Gordon Vinther, President of Ardent Concepts. "With the addition of Liberty Research to our portfolio of services, we are better positioned to help our customers achieve their electrical performance objectives in test and functional interconnect with signal integrity validation and simulation solutions not offered by other connector firms."

"Joining forces with Ardent Concepts was a logical step in the evolution of our firm", says Nick Langston, President of Liberty Research. "With cutting edge products like RC Springprobe™ & RC Scrub-R™ contact technologies, we can leverage our Signal Integrity Knowledge to help customers break through electrical barriers in interconnect as never before."

As part of the agreement, Nick Langston will join Ardent Concepts as Applications Manager and manage the Cupertino office, supporting customers in Silicon Valley and the West Coast.

About Ardent Concepts
An Innovative Interconnect firm, Ardent Concepts develops next generation connector technology for high performance applications. Ardent headquarters are in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire with sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit

About Liberty Research Company
Liberty Research associates are experts at evaluating and debugging high speed digital PC Board designs. Liberty Research has over 20 years of experience designing boards and attaching sockets and connectors and validating the complete performance of the system. For more information, visit


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