Methode Fiber Optic Products of Chicago has acquired Stratos Ltd. of Haverhill, UK. Formerly AB Stratos Ltd., the company manufactures fiber optic connectors capable of withstanding harsh environments. Terms of the cash deal were not disclosed. Stratos' flagship technology is expanded beam fiber optic connectors that employ microlenses to increase the size of the beam by an order of magnitude over conventional fiber interconnects. This feature makes the connectors suitable for military and undersea uses. Methode Fiber Optic Products designs and manufactures network components and systems for high-speed fiber optic communications.