In a statement, the Oregon-headquartered firm said its board had authorized a share repurchase program.
Shares on Nasdaq jumped nearly 12% Wednesday to stand at $1.12 each.
"We are pleased to return a portion of the proceeds from the recent divestitures of non-core assets to shareholders in alignment with our continuing efforts to enhance shareholder value," said William J. Clough, executive chairman.
"A portion of the proceeds will also be utilized to support our Energy-centric growth strategy," he added.
The shares will be repurchased at market prices and the number and the timing of the purchases will be determined at the discretion of the firm. The repurchases may be discontinued at any time.
The proceeds are expected to be used on CUI's strategy to build an infrastructure services company and for general corporate purposes.
The sale came from the group's Power & Electromechanical (P&EM) segment.
The decision was part of a larger shift by CUI to transform the structure of its company.
In October, the firm announced the sale of its electromechanical business for US$15 million, which also came out of the P&EM segment.