MUNICH – Luminovo acquired German startup Electronic Fellows, a developer of software for printed circuit board artwork and DfM, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition adds dedicated modules for displaying, analyzing and processing printed circuit boards to the LumiQuote tool for EMS contract manufacturing providers that cover high-mix, low-volume production.

“With this novel software suite, we support companies with digital and data-driven processes to positively leverage the ever-growing demand for electronic products and innovations,” said Sebastian Schaal, founder, Luminovo. “By providing a better overview of sourcing alternatives, uncovering risks and automating manual activities, we achieve fast and adaptable processes. Our long-term goal is to transfer manufacturing knowledge from the end of the value chain to the beginning to help our customers avoid costly mistakes and better meet demand.

“The acquisition not only brings us a second ready-to-sell product, but sharing features and insights between Electronic Fellows' product Stackrate and our current flagship LumiQuote also immediately opens up new opportunities for collaboration between companies in the electronics value chain.”

Electronic Fellows’ modules cover customer management, Gerber data analysis, layer setup and management, and accurate costing and quotation document generation.

“With Stackrate, PCB manufacturers can already generate precise quotes for even complex PCBs in a matter of minutes. Soon, it will also be possible to provide these quotes in real-time via modern API interfaces,” said Florian Herborn, founder, Electronic Fellows. “Our merger with Luminovo will make these quotation interfaces available to the broad EMS market. In this way, we will contribute a significant step to the interconnectedness of the electronics industry and considerably speed up existing processes.”

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