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Electronics Production | March 26, 2008

Philips acquires TOMCAT Systems

Royal Philips Electronics today announced it will acquire TOMCAT Systems, a Northern Ireland based IT company. Terms of this acquisition were not disclosed.
TOMCAT offers a software solution to collect and aggregate data relative to the cardiac care of patients and allows for a comprehensive, patient-centric presentation of this data to care givers such as doctors and nurses.

Through this acquisition, Philips will expand the use of information technology in healthcare – and specifically in its cardiology business. The transaction is expected to close in Q2/08, upon which TOMCAT will become part of the Healthcare Informatics business group within the Philips Healthcare sector.

Oran Muduroglu, General Manager of the Healthcare Informatics business group within Philips Healthcare, explains: "TOMCAT’s solution is a great match with our current cardiology information systems, and as such already implemented as a total solution in various hospitals. Philips will now accelerate introduction of this integrated cardiology information solution in North America and in other selected markets."

TOMCAT is a privately held company developing, selling and supporting Cardio-Vascular Information Systems (CVIS). Demand for CVIS software is accelerating as awareness of the benefits of such systems at hospitals is growing, and it is estimated that the global industry for cardiology informatics, which includes comprehensive CVIS solutions, will grow to more than €400 million in 2011 from an estimated €275 million in 2008.

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