KONTRON AG has been promoted in the Intel Communications Alliance to premier membership status. Kontron has a strong commitment to providing leading-edge, modular-based open standard solutions in the communications and embedded markets.
Kontron has been an Associate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance since the Alliance inception in 2003. Previously Kontron had belonged to several Intel programs intended for embedded and communications market segments.
Kontron is the only European-based company among the premier membership roster of only four selected companies in the Alliance.
Kontron has a strong commitment to the communications and other embedded market segments like automation, transportation and medical with its multi-million Euro investments in the next generation of communications and embedded platforms such as AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, MicroTCA and ETXexpress (COM Express).
The premier membership reflects a close working relationship between Intel and Kontron that can provide greater benefits to customers, namely early involvement with new Intel technologies for faster time-to-market design developments and joint activities in the strategic development of the communications and other embedded markets.
"We are extremely proud to be a premier member of the Intel Communications Alliance and be in a stronger position to better serve our customers together with Intel," said Chief Executive Officer of Kontron AG, Hannes Niederhauser.
"With early access to leading-edge Intel technologies and the support we obtain from Intel, we will be able to further accelerate customer communication application design projects for the wireless and wireline network infrastructure.
“We expect the rapidly expanding ATCA market to reach a volume in excess of US$15 billion over the next two years and perceive a potential of more than US$150 million in business for Kontron. Backed by our extensive investments in the communications market, Kontron will continue to strive, grow and remain a leader within the industry."
Kontron's AdvancedTCA/AdvancedMC strategy addresses the specific design requirements of Kontron's telecom and datacom customers, with particular emphasis on:
* Offer one of the broadest AdvancedTCA blade portfolio in the industry, all of which are 'AMC everywhere' enabled
* Supply one of the broadest AdvancedMC product offerings
* Provide easy integration of its AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC products to ensure seamless interoperability between these two new architectures, as well as offer ‘Application-Ready’ solutions for its Telecom Equipment Manufacturer (TEMs) clients.
With the goal to further facilitate the smooth migration to open standard, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms, Kontron also offers a family of COM Express and customised building blocks that accelerate time-to-market for proprietary solutions.