Paragon, Hitachi Offer Start-to-finish Design, Manufacturing Solutions

12/24/2003 - Paragon Innovations Inc. and Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. have formed an alliance to offer complete, start-to-finish design and manufacturing solutions. The non-exclusive agreement was signed on Sept. 30.

Paragon, based in Plano, Texas, specializes in embedded systems design for commercial and consumer technology products. Norman, Okla.-based Hitachi Computer Products offers electronic manufacturing services to small- and mid-sized companies throughout North America and the world.

“Because Hitachi Computer Products specializes as a small- to medium-volume, hi-mix manufacturer, this partnership benefits a number of our current and prospective clients,” said Mike Wilkinson, Paragon’s founder and chief executive officer. “Hitachi Computer Products builds highly sophisticated, complex and complete products, enabling us to offer our clients a more integrated, one-stop solution. Paragon’s design team – backed by Hitachi’s high-quality manufacturing – results in greater flexibility, responsiveness and value.”

“At Hitachi Computer Products, we want to provide a broad range of services for our customers,” said Dave Kemp, Hitachi Computer Products’ sales manager. “So we strengthen our offerings by establishing third-party alliances with companies like Paragon. We were impressed with Paragon, its people and its products. The company’s client list reads like a ‘who’s who.’ Its management team is strong and aggressive. And the company’s leaders understand the value of this agreement. For these and other reasons, we’re confident this partnership will prove successful for Paragon, Hitachi and our mutual clients.”

About Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc.
Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. in Japan, (fiscal year 2002 revenues were $68 billion). Hitachi provides electronic manufacturing services to small- and mid-sized companies worldwide. Services include design, prototyping, life testing, product screening, component engineering, circuit board assembly and test, subassembly and test, final assembly (box build) and test, product assurance, packaging, distribution and post-sales support.

About Paragon Innovations Inc.
Paragon Innovations Inc. specializes in the design, development and documentation of custom embedded hardware and software in commercial and consumer technology products. Paragon's engineers leverage rapid product development techniques to deliver products such as electronic medical equipment, video products, semiconductor reference platforms and Internet appliances. Industries that have benefited from Paragon’s expertise include the medical, Internet, semiconductor, oil & gas, robotics and wireless industries. Customers include 3M, B. Braun Medical, Analog Devices, Hitachi Computer Products (America), Motorola, Panasonic and Halliburton. Plano, Texas-based Paragon is a privately held company that was founded in 1990 by founder and chief executive officer Michael Wilkinson. For more information, visit

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