Ixia (ticker: XXIA, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Ixia Selects Plexus as Its Supply Chain Solution PartnerPlexus Will Manufacture Ixia's Test and Measurement Products
CALABASAS, Calif. & NEENAH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(Nasdaq:XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP test systems,
today announced that it has selected Plexus
Corp. (Nasdaq:PLXS) as its strategic supply chain solutions
partner. Plexus will manufacture Ixia's test, measurement and service
verification solutions for its global customer base.
With the industry's most expansive suite of products to test the
performance, compliance and operation of communications equipment, Ixia
has a proven track record of being first to market with high-quality
products. Plexus will enable Ixia to build an even stronger, global
foundation for delivery of testing solutions for 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit
Ethernet, triple play service delivery, IPTV, broadband, both TDM voice
and VoIP, and a range of security protocols.
During the latter part of 2008, Ixia engaged Riverwood
Solutions to help Ixia select the right partner to support its
growth and deliver best-in-class Electronic Manufacturing Services.
After an exhaustive search and RFQ process, Ixia chose Plexus Corp. as
its primary supply chain partner.
"Ixia is excited about the relationship with Plexus and looks forward to
satisfy our ever increasing supply chain requirements through a close
working relationship," said Raymond de Graaf, VP of Operations at Ixia.
"Ixia and Plexus have a great synergy from a company culture and size
point of view."
"We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Ixia and
look forward to providing them with our world-class service offerings as
we continue our vision to be the best EMS company in the world in the
mid-to-low volume, higher mix segment of the EMS market," said Mike
Buseman, Sr. VP Global Manufacturing Operations at Plexus. "We feel that
we are well positioned to help Ixia continue its steady growth and
deeper penetration into global markets."
Ixia is a leading supplier of test, measurement and service verification
solutions to network equipment manufacturers, carriers, service
providers, government agencies and enterprises. Ixia's platform is used
to test IP networking equipment of all types and sizes, with powerful
and flexible test applications that handle the widest range of Internet
usage - from routing and switching to converged applications traffic to
validating the service quality of live networks and services. Ixia's multiplay
test solutions are acknowledged as the market leader - addressing the
growing need to test voice, video, and data services and network
capability under real-world conditions.
For more information, contact Ixia at http://www.ixiacom.com.
About Plexus Corp.
is an award-winning participant in the Electronic Manufacturing Services
(EMS) industry, providing product design, supply chain and materials
management, manufacturing, test, fulfillment and aftermarket solutions
to branded product companies in the Wireline/Networking, Wireless
Infrastructure, Medical, Industrial/Commercial and
Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors.
The Company's unique Focused Factory manufacturing model and global
supply chain solutions are strategically enhanced by value-added product
design and engineering services. Plexus specializes in mid- to
low-volume, higher-mix customer programs that require flexibility,
scalability, technology and quality.
Plexus provides award-winning customer service to more than 100 branded
product companies in North America, Europe and Asia.
Ixia and the Ixia four-petal logo are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Ixia. Other trademarks are the property of their
This material is for informational purposes only and subject to
change without notice.
Kelly Maloit, Director of Public Relations