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Epic Enters Into Agreement With Rocket

NORWALK, Ohio — EPIC Technologies today announced that it has entered into an exclusive marketing and manufacturing agreement with Rocket EMS, a leader in quick turn assembly services. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will engage in joint marketing and business development initiatives, featuring Rocket’s world class prototype and New Product Introduction services and EPIC’s award-winning volume manufacturing and supply chain capabilities.

The agreement creates the platform for EPIC’s customers to have access to Rocket’s leading quick turn assembly services (QTAS) capability, aimed at meeting the needs of design engineers for faster time to market. Likewise, Rocket’s customers will be able to seamlessly transition from Rocket’s full suite of NPI services to EPIC’s facilities for volume production. As part of the agreement, EPIC is making a financial investment in Rocket.

“Our agreement with Rocket enhances EPIC’s ability to support customers with rapid time to market requirements. This is an area of high customer interest and part of our continued strategic expansion of value-added services to better support customer needs,” said Bhawnesh Mathur, EPIC’s CEO.

“This agreement has enabled Rocket to address a critical need for many of our customers by having the ability to transition to a high quality, lean volume production environment,” said Michael Kottke, President and CEO of Rocket EMS.

EPIC Technologies, LLC is a premier specialty electronics engineering and manufacturing company in the high-mix, low-to-medium volume segment of the EMS industry. EPIC's services consist primarily of the manufacture of complex printed circuit board assemblies and complete systems integration. EPIC provides turnkey services including board layout, test development, prototype testing, printed circuit board assembly, and box build to customers in the medical, energy, communications, industrial equipment and automotive markets. Contributing to EPIC's success has been the Company's robust quality operating system, supply chain management, and adherence to lean manufacturing principles. The Company has manufacturing plants in Norwalk and Lebanon, Ohio; and Juarez, Mexico.

Rocket EMS, based in San Jose, California, is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company specializing in a full suite of new product introduction (NPI) services to fast-growth, high-technology companies. Rocket is a full service partner, delivering ultra quick-turn (24 – 48 hours) manufacturing of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), layout and complementary value-add services. The Company’s core team has a proven track record of investing in and utilizing advanced technology, equipment and software to manufacture customer products rapidly with the highest quality.

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