AMIRIX Awarded $650,000 Design Project

8/26/2002 - AMIRIX Systems, a provider of customized embedded systems design services, have been awarded a $650,000 (CDN) board and FPGA design contract by SITA Information Networking Computing Canada.

AMIRIX is developing a custom cPCI card with dual PowerQUICC processors and a CommFPGA that supports application specific I/O ports. The processor board and FPGA will form part of an Airline Concentrator Node (ACN) system currently under development by SITA.

"After a challenging 2001, we've refocused our offering to emphasize our capabilities as leaders in electronic design. This strategy of concentrating on what we do best is definitely producing results," noted Sandra Greer, Chief Executive Officer of AMIRIX. "This is a significant design win which reinforces AMIRIX's reputation as a world class embedded systems design services company and we are looking forward to working with SITA on this exciting project."

SITA is the world's leading provider of global information and telecommunications solutions to the air transport industry. SITA continues to be the only organization to provide both the global network services, and the IT infrastructure and IT applications that enable air transport organizations to operate seamlessly. Its global headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

About SITA (
SITA is the world's leading provider of integrated information and telecommunications solutions to the air transport industry. With over 50 years experience, SITA now has around 740 members and 1,800 customers including airlines, airports, travel distribution and computer reservation systems, governmental organizations, aerospace and air-freight companies. SITA recorded corporate revenues of over US$1.611 billion in 2001.

About AMIRIX Systems (
Founded in 1981, AMIRIX offers customized embedded systems design services by combining expertise in hardware (FPGAs, high performance boards), embedded software (RTOS/OS, firmware, device drivers) and board level systems integration with Intellectual Property (IP). AMIRIX design solutions are flexible, time-to-market efficient and cost effective and can be found in defence, aerospace and medical applications, as well as telecommunications platforms. An ISO 9001 approved company, AMIRIX maintains its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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