Logic General Inc., a Wilsonville, Ore., injection molder of compact discs and digital versatile discs, has acquired Arizona Software Replicators in Tempe, Ariz. Terms were not disclosed.
Arizona Software is a regional reseller and duplicator of optical media with annual sales of about $2 million.
Tracy Maddux, Logic General president and chief operating officer, said the October acquisition ``gets us into the Phoenix market and makes better use of our capacity.''
Logic General replicates read-only-memory CDs and duplicates recordable CDs and DVDs, but the firm operates primarily as a fulfillment service for software and computer hardware firms
Its sales peaked at about $11 million in 2001.
Officials declined to disclose current sales figures, but said the company was hurt by the economy, the replication exodus to Asia and the firm's unexpected loss of software runs for Intel Corp.'s disbanded consumer products division and Seiko Epson Corp.'s Oregon subsidiary.
Warehousing and processing orders became more important.
``We have definitely seen a pickup in volume,'' Maddux said, adding that business during the quarter ended Dec. 31 was up 25 percent over the previous quarter.
He said he has observed an overall pickup in the economy and less available replication capacity in North America, especially during the busy months of October and November.
Logic General operates six replication lines, including 45-ton Toolex injection molding machines, and ODME optical disc manufacturing equipment.
Chairman Ned Hammond founded the business in 1988. Logic General employs 70 full time: 60 people in Wilsonville, eight in Tempe and two in Seattle.