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Giants Sell-off Advanced TCA

Motorola has just announced the sell-off of its embedded computing business to Emerson Network Power. This move will undoubtedly help Motorola focus on its primary business of wireless handsets and such.

Perhaps more interesting is that this move by Motorola – who’s ECC technology is based on Advanced TCA standard – parallels Intel’s recent sell off of its own Advanced TCA (and PCI) board business to Radisys. So two of the PICMG’s largest Advanced TCA proponents – Intel and Motorola – have now sold their respective businesses to single-board computer companies, namely, Radysis and Emerson. Does this mean that Advanced TCA is a mature standard (read “commodity”)? Or perhaps Intel and Motorola feel the continued financial need to focus more closely on core business technologies?

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