Kontron buys Intel carrier hardware unit

Kontron AG has announced an agreement to buy Intel's Communications Rackmount Server operations. Kontron expects to get more than $40 million of revenue from the unit in 2009.

Intel's carrier-grade rackmount and network server team had most of its resources in Columbia, South Carolina, and Penang, Malaysia, and made 1U and 2U servers for carriers, including IP security products. The intact group in Intel has around 70 employees engaging in engineering, product development, product marketing, technical support and operations; core expertise in server technology includes high-density mechanical and electronic design, thermal and vibration analysis, and implementation of high-standards of secure and uninterruptible operations.

The two companies have pledged to work jointly in the transition period to help ensure a continuous supply of products and to maintain high-quality support and services to Intel customers.

Kontron sees the addition of Intel's communication servers as an "excellent complement" to the company's family of AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA platforms and industrial rackmount servers. The purchase enables Kontron to get further into Tier 1 and Tier 2 telecom and network equipment suppliers for the communications market. 

Intel's line of carrier-grade servers are NEBS-3 and ETSI-compliant, while the family of IP network security servers are equally applicable for enterprise application acceleration and content caching, as well as for telco services including IMS, IPTV, video on demand, SIP application servers, IP PBX and IP-PSTN gateways.

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- Kontron announces purchase of Intel assets. Article.

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