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Garmin acquires supplier of digital switching equipment

Garmin Ltd. has acquired Trigentic AB, a privately held provider of intelligent products, solutions and services in the areas of embedded systems, power supply and power distribution for the marine and recreational vehicle market. Trigentic components are marketed and sold under the EmpirBus brand.

“The acquisition of Trigentic will allow Garmin to more completely serve marine and RV OEMs with a complete suite of multi-function displays, components and the backbone that enables digital controls and smart boat features,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin president and CEO in a statement. “EmpirBus is widely respected among OEM providers, and we look forward to expanding their products globally.”

Trigentic says that EmpirBus components help boat manufacturers deliver their customers’ desires for a “completely connected boat.” With EmpirBus components and Garmin multifunction displays, cruisers, sailors and anglers can control almost any device or system on their boat from a single screen.

“We are delighted to team with Garmin, one of the most respected brands in the marine industry,” said Magnus Jirhem, Trigentic CEO, in a statement. “We are confident that Garmin can expand the footprint of our products and innovate new digital switching technologies for both the marine and RV markets.”

Trigentic is headquartered near Gotheburg, Sweden. Garmin plans to retains the facility and combine the talent of both teams to serve the marine market. Financial terms of the acquisition will not be released.

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