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Linear Acquires Sunfire Corp.

Sunfire Corporation has joined Linear LLC's growing network.
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Carlsbad, CA--Sunfire Corporation of Snohomish, Washington, has been acquired by Linear LLC.

A regarded manufacturer of high-end speakers, home audio, and home theater electronics and subwoofers, Sunfire becomes the newest member of the Home Technology Group, Linears fast-growing family of consumer electronics companies, products, and brands. Bob Carver, president, will remain with Sunfire.

Carver notes "We are thrilled to sell to Linear and join its Home Technology Group. This agreement is a very good fit for us. We will be able to continue to operate our business as usual and we look forward to significant efficiencies through the combined resources of this solid team of companies."

According to Grant D. Rummell, Linear chairman, "With the addition of Sunfire, our Home Technology Group now offers some of the best selections of speakers in the business-- Sunfire joins Elan, Niles, and Speakercraft."

Sunfire has been a manufacturer of audio equipment for 20 years. Its current product line includes subwoofers, preamplifiers, receivers, amplifiers, and related home audio and home theater electronics. For more information, visit its website, www.sunfire.com.

Through acquisitions like this, Linear has expanded into consumer electronics, home entertainment products, and structured wiring systems for the builder market. Recent acquisitions have included companies with the following brands and products: ChannelPlus whole house audio/video distribution systems; ELAN Home Systems multi-room audio/video equipment; Imerge Internet-connected, hard disk-based audio products and media appliances; M&S Systems intercoms and central vacuum systems; Niles Audio Corporation whole-house audio and home theater products; OmniMount audio/video equipment mounting solutions; OpenHouse structured wiring products; Panamax power conditioning products for home entertainment and home office electronics; SpeakerCraft and Proficient Audio Systems speakers and electronics; and Xantech infrared remote controls for home entertainment systems.

For more information, visit www.linearcorp.com.

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