GE Fanuc acquires PowerPC technology for multiprocessing market

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 9 Sept. 2005. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc. announced that it has purchased the multiprocessor PowerPC product line from DNA Computing Solutions, Inc.

Sep 9th, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 9 Sept. 2005. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc. announced that it has purchased the multiprocessor PowerPC product line from DNA Computing Solutions, Inc.

This includes the VS/VE750, VQG4, and NEXUS I VME boards, WingSpan software suite of optimized signal, image and vector processing software libraries as well as VxWorks and Linux board support software. This important and well-established technology will continue to be supported and enhanced by GE Fanuc Embedded Systems' engineering, technical support, marketing and sales.

"GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is pleased to add a multiprocessor PowerPC product offering to our already extensive portfolio of embedded computing solutions," said Jeff Garwood, president and CEO of GE Fanuc.

"This is a key extension of our hardware and software product line and brings with it extensive multiprocessor systems expertise to the GE Fanuc Embedded Systems team. As we increase our commitment to the defense electronics market, we will provide a complete line of hardware and software solutions ranging from benign through rugged environments, including air and conduction cooled applications. Additions to the multiprocessor product portfolio in 2006 will support expanded environmental requirements with the latest PowerPC, switched-fabric and communications technology. With the expanded offerings, customers will be able to obtain a broader set of capabilities from one source."

Keith Seawright, VP of product marketing for DNA, said, "This is a great opportunity for current DNA customers and for the entire embedded multiprocessor signal processing market. Combining the resources of GE Fanuc Embedded Systems with the technology and know-how from DNA begins a new chapter in the defense electronic systems industry. While maintaining current product availability for active development and production programs as well as new product development for future needs, users can expect to obtain innovative high-performance solutions for complex signal, image and data processing requirements with the responsive, high quality, service and support the industry demands."

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc., is a part of GE Fanuc Automation Corp., a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc delivers hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers.

Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments. For more information, see www.gefanuc.com/embedded.

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