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TEGAM Press Release - June 28, 2010

TEGAM Acquires Product Lines from PPM Instruments


GENEVA, Ohio - June 28, 2010 - TEGAM, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have reached a formal agreement with PPM Instruments which grants TEGAM an exclusive license to manufacture, market, and service their instrumentation products starting 1 August, 2010. After this date, TEGAM will become the sole manufacturer of PPM's resistance measuring equipment, laboratory nano-voltmeters, signal sources, and signal conditioners.

TEGAM will move the manufacturing and support of the acquired products to their Geneva, Ohio facility, and offer the products through existing sales offices and distributors worldwide.
According to TEGAM's National Sales Director, Kevin Kaufman, "PPM's instruments are a great fit for TEGAM, because of our existing expertise in a variety of micro-ohmmeters and sensitive calibration laboratory instruments."

PPM has established a strong reputation for instruments that are exceptionally durable in the field. "We are convinced that TEGAM will continue this tradition of strength and durability as well as extend the scope of the product lines. They have the sales channels combined with applications know-how to engage customers in electrical utility safety testing, materials test, automotive electrical, aircraft testing and calibration laboratories." explained PPM Managing Director, Cliff Nazelli.

PPM will continue to accept orders and ship products until 31 July, 2010. Any orders that cannot be filled before 31 July, 2010 by PPM will be filled and invoiced by TEGAM. PPM and TEGAM will cooperate to ensure a seamless transition of supply for those customers who have open contracts with PPM that extend beyond 31 July, 2010.

How This Impacts Customers
Customers with warranties issued by PPM will receive warranty service from TEGAM for the remainder of their warranty. Customers with open orders on 31 July, 2010 will be contacted to arrange to receive their shipment and invoice from TEGAM. According to Chas Gilmore of PPM, "TEGAM has been licensed to provide after-warranty service on all PPM products, and we are confident that they will provide top notch service to our customers." Where feasible, TEGAM will provide repair and calibration service on products that PPM has previously discontinued.

About PPM Instruments
PPM, founded in 1960 by Art Bletcher, designs and manufactures rugged, precision electronic instruments for field, laboratory and manufacturing/production test. PPM also offers semi-custom design for government clients such as NASA, NIST, the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as industrial clients such as Boeing, General Motors and General Electric. In 2003, Art retired and sold PPM to three people, including Charles Gilmore and Cliff Nazelli.

About TEGAM Inc.
With Headquarters and production facilities just east of Cleveland, Ohio, TEGAM, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture and support of a wide variety of test, measurement and calibration instruments. TEGAM is the worldwide leading manufacturer of RF power sensor calibration systems for commercial and military applications. Founded in 1979, TEGAM has developed a wide variety of measurement instrumentation and markets its products around the world through a network of technical representatives and distributors in more than 40 countries. TEGAM is internationally recognized for its offering of RF power sensor calibration systems, RF attenuation measurement systems, AC ratio standards and micro ohm meters. In addition, the company's supplies LCR meters, arbitrary waveform generators, high-voltage amplifiers, handheld thermometers, humidity meters and other test and measurement solutions. TEGAM has recently introduced several new products, including a PXI instrumentation amplifier, the 1830A RF Thermistor Power Meter and the PM Series RF Power Calibration System. TEGAM meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 through A2LA Certificate Number 2018.01. For more information visit www.tegam.com or contact Kim Niznik Goff at kgoff@tegam.com.

The products involved in the TEGAM acquisition include:

Model Description
3-1/2 Digit portable micro-Ohmmeter and bonding tester with 1 micro-Ohm resolution measuring up to 20 Ohms in five ranges.
R1L-D1 High resolution portable 5-1/2 digit portable micro-Ohmmeter and RTD monitor. 5 ranges from 0.2 ohms to 2000 Ohms.
Intrinsically safe micro-Ohmmeter and Bonding tester. -E2 is certified to UL913 and ATEX 94/9/EEC for intrinsic safety in flammable environments
AVM-2000 AVM-2000 is a nano-Volt Nullmeter that Replaces models AVM-100, Keithley 155, Fluke 845 all versions, HP 419 all models.
F/S Range 100 nV to 1000 V
R1L-C R1L-C is a portable ground resistance ohmmeter. Measuring ground bond and soil resistivity. 1 micro-Ohm resolution with 2Ω to 20KΩ full scale ranges
R1M-A A portable meg-Ohmmeter insulation resistance tester with full scale ranges from 1 Meg-Ohm to 200 Gig-Ohms
R1M-B A handheld meg-Ohmmeter insulation resistance tester 1 to 200 Meg Ohms
DS-101 Synthesized signal source, 0.1 Hz to 1 MHz, 600 Ohm balanced output.
SG-16APS Sixteen channel independent and isolated precision DC power source. 0.2 to 15VDC, 0-100 mA


10 Tegam Way
Geneva, OH 44041
Contact: Kim Niznik Goff
Phone: 440-466-6120 x260
Email: kgoff@tegam.com

Posted 6/29/2010

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