Kontron Scores $70M Order

A five-year European deal for ATCA gear puts $70M more in Kontron's pockets

Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

September 10, 2008

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ECHING, MUNICH -- Kontron AG, one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer systems, has once again generated a major design win in the telecommunications application area. As communicated by the company, a framework agreement hasnow been signed with a major international telecommunications equipment provider entailing a total volume of around $70 million.Kontron will supply the company with complete platforms for the latest so-called ATCA technology (Advanced Telecommunications ComputingArchitecture) over the next five years. The new, high-performance ATCA technology is faster, more fault-tolerant, easier to maintain, and basedon a more cost-efficient standard technology than conventional backbone systems. All major telecommunications groups will adapt thesystems they have so far developed in-house to this new standard over the next few years. The total value of this technology within thetelecommunications area is estimated to be over $7 billion, with the embedded computer market share, which is relevant for Kontron,standing at around 15%. Kontron has already signed up a number of major telecommunications industry customers for its extensive ATCAproduct range. The start-up for the newly generated design win is slated for as early as the fourth quarter of 2008 with the field tests. The fullproduction volume - and consequently also sales volume - will be attained as from 2010, according to information provided by the company.

Kontron AG

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Craig Matsumoto

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Yes, THAT Craig Matsumoto – who used to be at Light Reading from 2002 until 2013 and then went away and did other stuff and now HE'S BACK! As Editor-in-Chief. Go Craig!!

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