Date: 9th Jun 2011
Design wins worth $41 million for Kontron
Kontron AG, has announced two design wins worth $41 million:
One is from a test equipment maker, where it is going to
buy COM Express ETXe-CD modules and Intel Core 2 Duo chipsets
based boards from Kontron AG . The volumes of this hardware
is going to be $24 million.
The second is from aerospace defense customer. The volumes
is worth of $17 million. Kontron is going to provide DSP
technology to this defense customer, which is said as one
of the world's largest manufacturers in this area. The production
is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2011.
"For the first time since the important acquisition
of the military specialist AP Labs last year, our products
will be integrated into AP housings," commented Kontron
CEO Ulrich Gehrmann. "Along with an excellent price/performance
relationship, and established and successful customer relationships,
our global positioning proved decisive for both design wins.
We are the only provider to conduct development and production,
as well as to manage customer relationships, across Europe,
Asia and North America. For our customers, who are always
subject to ever greater time pressure, this results in an
unrivalled level of speed with which we can satisfy orders."
"Major threat events are still making headlines, with
Sony bearing the brunt in the first quarter. Security technology
vendors are being targeted as well, including RSA, Barracuda,
and Comodo, creating a hostile environment for everyone
and keeping awareness of threats at an all-time high. The
volume, variety, and complexity of threats continues to
grow, and the industry that now supports commercial development
of threats is the most obvious culprit; from commercial
toolkits to botnet rentals, the business infrastructure
that supports attack creation and distribution is growing
to support hacker demand. This increase in visibility translates
into increased budget visibility for security solutions,"
notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics