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Electronic Connector Co. Remains in Chicago; New Ownership Brings Extensive Industry Experience

March 19, 2012

CHICAGO, Illinois – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Eclipse Embedded Technologies has completed the acquisition of Electronic Connecter Corporation (ECCO) from ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRS).  This acquisition, as a portfolio investment for Eclipse Embedded Technologies, allows ECCO to continue to operate in its Chicago headquarters and support a vast customer base throughout North America and Europe.  ECCO will benefit from Eclipse’s design and sales organization in addition to the talent of its executive leadership.

“This is a great opportunity for our customers and suppliers and will bring additional new skills in demand creation, marketing, and value added capabilities to our team,” said Chief Operating Officer Chuck Engvall.

Along with Engvall’s 30 plus years of leadership experience, ECCO will benefit from the distribution experience of Eclipse founder, Bernard Gizzi.  “The financial stability and industry tenure of ECCO is impressive,” stated Gizzi.  “Going forward,  I will be working with Chuck to support the further growth of the company as we meet the ever increasing needs of our customers and suppliers for new product design, innovation, and business expansion.”

The business will continue operating under the ECCO brand and remain committed to quality service as a connectivity solutions distributor serving customers in the Military/Aerospace, Medical, Industrial, and Transportation industries.

About ECCO:

ECCO specializes in connectors of all types and maintains an extensive inventory of connectors, components, contacts, accessories, and tools to meet customers’ immediate and scheduled requirements.

About ARRIS:                                                                              

ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of communications and IP technologies that support broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver and monitor advanced video, data and voice subscriber services, including whole home video across multiple screens, ultra high-speed data, personalized advertising and carrier-grade telephony.  Headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Cork, Ireland; Kirkland, WA; Redwood City, CA; Shenzhen, China; State College, PA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Wallingford, CT and Waltham, MA, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

Eclipse Embedded Technologies

2043 Corporate Lane Naperville, IL.

For Additional Information Contact:

Don Krause

Phone: (630) 235-6303

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