VMETRO acquires Micro Memory

Aug. 28, 2007
AUGUST 28, 2007--VMETRO (Houston, TX, USA) has acquired Micro Memory, a privately held US-based company that provides high-performance board-level products.

AUGUST 28, 2007--VMETRO (Houston, TX, USA; www.vmetro.com), a provider of embedded computing, data recording, storage, and protocol analyzer products for more than 20 years, has acquired Micro Memory, a privately held company with headquarters in Chatsworth, CA, USA. Micro Memory has provided high-performance board-level products for streaming signal and image processing, real-time data acquisition, memory nodes, and Enterprise Network Storage for more than 30 years.

The addition of Micro Memory improves VMETRO's capabilities to serve existing defense and aerospace customers and further increases VMETRO's market diversification. This acquisition leverages the strengths of each company by combining VMETRO's worldwide presence, its two European design centers, and its strong sales and marketing infrastructure with Micro Memory's technology, its US customer base, and its US design center.

Micro Memory's real-time embedded system products will immediately add breadth and depth to VMETRO's embedded digital signal processing (DSP) and high-performance data-recording offerings. Micro Memory's Memory-Only Node products are building blocks for adding bulk storage to DSP and recording systems. Both companies are heavily committed to the VITA 46/48 (VPX/VPX-REDI) standards; this commitment combined with Micro Memory's Serial RapidIO IP will bolster VMETRO's VPX product introduction.

In addition to providing VMETRO a broader embedded product portfolio, this acquisition enables further diversification into a new market sector for the company through sales of Micro Memory's Umem NVRAM cards. These products are solid-state, nonvolatile random-access PCI memory cards that increase performance while maintaining reliability in storage servers and appliances that are currently utilized by leading tier I/II OEMs to satisfy applications in the rapidly growing segments of Enterprise Network Storage.

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