Paceline Transfers Intelligent Switch Fabric Assets to Motorola

5/20/2003 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that it has acquired the assets of Paceline Systems Corporation, a privately held business that specializes in intelligent switch fabric solutions, in a cash transaction of an undisclosed amount. The acquisition enables Motorola Computer Group to offer platforms with switch fabric technology already integrated at the hardware and software level and strengthens its leadership in delivering innovative application-enabling platforms. The company continues to help OEMs accelerate time-to-market and time-to-revenue by making it possible for them to purchase standards-based building blocks and application-enabling platforms from a single vendoróMotorola.

Open specifications for next-generation architectures such as AdvancedTCATM and VXS recognize that no single switch fabric technology can address all of the transport plane requirements of modern applications. That is why Motorola has driven the industry to provide the framework for implementing multiple fabrics in next-generation architectures. Regardless of the underlying transport architecture, Paceline Systems' fabric management software gives Motorola a solid basis for designing flexibility into the transport plane of its next-generation platforms.

"Combining Paceline's technology with our control plane and data plane products further strengthens Motorola's leadership position in the emerging market for switch-fabric based platforms," said Wendy Vittori, vice president and general manager, Motorola Computer Group. "Offering more complete solutions will enable the migration of embedded applications to standards-based application enabling platforms. This will allow our OEM customers to focus on adding value to their unique applications and getting their next-generation products to market faster and more cost-effectively."

Paceline Systems' high performance computer interconnect solutions, based on the InfiniBand specification, deliver the scalability, manageability, reliability and ease-of-use required for demanding embedded computing applications. InfiniBand is one of the fabrics defined by PICMG® in the AdvancedTCA specifications and by VITA in the VXS specifications and is one of the fabrics Motorola Computer Group is evaluating for its next-generation application enabling platforms.

Paceline Systems had ceased operations prior to Motorola's acquisition of the technology.

About Motorola Computer Group
Motorola Computer Group is leading the innovation of intelligent building blocks for standards-based embedded computing. These building blocks include open-architecture hardware, rich software and application-ready platforms that enable equipment manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively embed leading-edge functionality into their next-generation systems. By working with Motorola, manufacturers of telecommunications, industrial automation, medical imaging, and defense and aerospace equipment can rapidly develop and deploy the systems upon which they build their applications. The company's services provide comprehensive engineering design, development and deployment support throughout the product life cycle. For more than 20 years Motorola has driven industry standards and pioneered technologies based on them. The company continues to support its customers over the long term by providing clear migration paths allowing applications to evolve with the advancements in technology.

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