California-based Belkin Components Acquires Rochester, NY eTEK Labs

Rochester, NY (August 31, 1999)— eTEK Labs, a Rochester based engineering design house specializing in software, hardware and firmware development is pleased to announce that it has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the privately-held Belkin Components, Inc. Belkin Components, is a leading Southern California-based manufacturer of computer cables, Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity products, LAN and peripheral sharing devices, high-end audio/visual cables, and cellular/PCS and computer accessories. The acquisition was finalized on August 27.

This acquisition by Belkin continues the firm’s commitment to expansion and enhancement of its already-existing, comprehensive, product research, development and engineering division. Since its founding in 1989, eTEK has focused on research and development of connectivity solutions and personal computer technology in a variety of areas including device drivers, operating systems, embedded firmware, and hardware design, including ASIC design. The company is also recognized as a pre-eminent force in the development of Wavetable Audio, Virtual Reality and USB, a new PC industry operating standard.

Eric Tong, Belkin director of marketing and product development stated, “This acquisition supports and expands upon our long-standing mission to develop and manufacture cutting edge technology and solutions for our customers.”

“And,” Tong added, “eTEK will gain by the incorporation of our highly-successful, comprehensive approach to worldwide sales, marketing, distribution, shipping and technical support.”

eTEK is delighted to be affiliated with Belkin Components, one of the nation’s most aggressive, leading-edge technology manufacturing firms.

eTEK Labs will continue operating from their Rochester facility offering engineering designs and development services to national and international OEM customers. For additional information contact,, or visit our web site at We can also be reached at 716-292-6400.

Belkin Components products are available through a network of major distributors, resellers and superstores. For more information, call 1-800-2BELKIN, or visit the company’s website at