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, sales@eteklabs.com, or visit our web site at www.eteklabs.com. 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 www.belkin.com