Actel Targets MicroTCA
Built upon the AdvancedTCA (ATCA) specification, MicroTCA is an emerging global standard driven by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) offering adopters lower cost and a smaller form factor, improved reliability and flexibility and reduced time to market. According to industry estimates, the overall MicroTCA market opportunity is $3.5 billion in 2010.
"MicroTCA is poised to capture large shares in markets which need low-cost, high-reliability, remotely-managed systems," said Mike Franco, president and CEO of Signal Stream Technologies and chairman of the MicroTCA subcommittee. "I am pleased to see Actel's commitment to support the MicroTCA design community with Fusion and several comprehensive reference designs. As an early semiconductor entrant, Actel is well positioned to capture a significant share of this promising market."