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ATCA/Standard Servers

Moto Packs MicroTCA

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) today launched a new series of communications servers that help enable equipment manufacturers to develop and deploy products faster and more cost- efficiently. With the Centellis(TM) 1000, Motorola has extended its portfolio to enable telecom equipment manufacturers and defense prime contractors to implement a common communications platform for a wide range of network core, edge and access applications. This new MicroTCA(TM) platform is particularly relevant to access layer applications, such as WiMAX access points, VoIP access gateways and cellular base stations where reducing the capital cost of installing or extending next-generation network elements is very important.

"Motorola's MicroTCA communications servers support a pay-as-you-grow business model," said Paul Virgo, marketing director, Embedded Communications Computing, Motorola. "Given the significant level of interest from our customers, Motorola believes that it is important to drive this standard into the marketplace now. By providing early access to this technology for our customers' evaluation, Motorola can help reduce time-to market for new, fast emerging applications and can speed the overall adoption and maximize the potential economies of scale of MicroTCA."

The Centellis 1000 series is designed to the draft specification of the MicroTCA open standard, making it physically smaller, with finer-grain scalability than Motorola's initial communications servers based on the AdvancedTCA® industry standard.

"The architecture similarities of ATCA and MicroTCA enable re-use of hardware and software, making application migration between the two platforms relatively easy and driving economies of scale," said Eric Gulliksen, embedded hardware director, VDC. "Indications are that MicroTCA may mature more quickly than ATCA because of anticipated demand for this smaller form factor."

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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