Abaco Systems Acquires 4DSP

Nov. 21, 2016
  •  Will complement and enhance Abaco offering with broad portfolio of digital signal processing and data acquisition capabilities 
  • Brings outstanding reputation for technical excellence, product quality 
  • Underscores commitment to serve customers with best-in-class Mission Ready Systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— November 21, 2016  Abaco Systems today announced that it had acquired 4DSP LLC of Austin, Texas. Founded in 2004, 4DSP designs and manufactures commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) high speed digital signal processing and data acquisition solutions based on FPGA technology to address the specific requirements of aerospace, defense, biomedical, communications and semiconductor applications.

The company provides solutions for applications such as image processing, software defined radio, radar, sonar, airborne surveillance and medical imaging. 4DSP products are complemented by its engineering services, which include the development of custom hardware, FPGA firmware and software, as well as turn-key solutions.

Pierrick Vulliez, CEO of 4DSP, and his team will join Abaco with immediate effect.

The acquisition underscores Abaco’s plans to serve customers with mission ready systems based on best-in-class open architecture platforms that reduce risk and accelerate time to deployment.

“The addition of 4DSP and, more importantly, Pierrick and his team, substantially strengthens Abaco’s signal processing portfolio, helping us accelerate our plans to deliver our customers the industry’s best mission ready systems,” said Bernie Anger, CEO, Abaco Systems. “4DSP has an outstanding reputation in the embedded computing industry, and especially in the defense and aerospace industry, for its technical and engineering excellence and the quality of its products.”

“I have spoken to a number of 4DSP’s customers, and their feedback has been unanimously positive,” continued Anger. “We’re delighted that 4DSP is now part of Abaco Systems. What they bring is highly complementary to our existing offering, and I believe they will help us deliver an even more complete range of innovative solutions that will improve our customers’ competitiveness and help them succeed.  We are also confident that this move will be very beneficial for current 4DSP customers, who will benefit from accelerated investments in expansion of 4DSP’s signal processing portfolio and additional field support resources.”

“We’re thrilled to become part of Abaco Systems,” said Pierrick Vulliez, CEO, 4DSP. There is no doubt that this move will enable us to progress to the next level, leveraging Abaco’s global reach and scale.

We look forward to helping Abaco increase the breadth and depth of solutions we can offer to customers.”

4DSP serves hundreds of customers across multiple industries and works with some of the most prestigious defense and aerospace organizations.

About Abaco Systems

Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. Spun out of General Electric in 2015, we deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 700+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in a significant number of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com 

For more information, contact: 

Ian McMurray

Communications Manager

Abaco Systems

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