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Actel Targets MicroTCA

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced it is the first silicon provider to embrace the Micro Telecom Computing Architecture (MicroTCA) standard with a comprehensive roadmap of free and tested reference platforms for system management utilizing field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. Leveraging the company's single-chip mixed-signal Fusion(TM) Programmable System Chip (PSC), these new reference designs include hardware, software and intellectual property (IP) for a complete solution to meet the cost, footprint, flexibility, security and reliability requirements facing today's system designers.

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."

Actel Corp.

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