Actel Buys Pigeon Point
Defined by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG®), the industry-standard TCA specifications cover the AdvancedTCA®, Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC™) and the MicroTCA™ frameworks. According to industry estimates from market research firm VDC, the opportunity for the overall standards-based TCA system market is expected to be roughly $1.8 billion by 2009.
Earlier this year, Actel and Pigeon Point announced a partnership to develop and market solutions based on the Actel Fusion® mixed-signal FPGAs to speed the design of AdvancedTCA blade and AdvancedMC carrier blade management controllers. The two companies’ combined portfolio of reference designs, development kits, easy-to-use development environments and expert design services gives designers the capability to address system and power management issues throughout the design process.
“Pigeon Point is the de facto standard in the TCA arena,” said John East, president and CEO of Actel. “As TCA experiences rapid deployment across the increasingly power-sensitive telecommunications, military and industrial markets, the merger of their market and technology leadership with Actel’s innovative power and system management solutions gives us a tremendous opportunity to capture a significant portion of the TCA system market.”