Belden, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of data networking products, has agreed to purchase Hacienda's Trapeze Networks for $133 million in cash. Trapeze specializes in wireless LAN applications, including campus-wide deployments for customers in education, health care, manufacturing, and government, a product line which complements Belden's wired network offerings.
"During the past six years, enterprise customers around the world have invested in Trapeze Networks Smart Mobile because they can depend on it for constant connectivity and reliable mobility," says Jim Vogt, Trapeze president and CEO. "The superior performance and cost benefits of our highly acclaimed wireless LAN products have fueled our global growth through the distribution and through our OEM relationships with 3Com, Enterasys, Nortel and other large networking companies. Our customers can now be assured of continued product innovation and new capabilities from the combined resources of Belden and Trapeze.
"BAE Ground Systems has awarded CPU Tech a $47 million delivery order for Acalis system-on-a-chip components for use in Bradley Combat Systems vehicles. The Acalis CPU420 contains multiple processors, memories, controllers, interfaces, and other items.
"The integration and low power of the Acalis CPU420 enabled us to significantly reduce the number of boards while adding enhanced functionality," says Ed King, CPU Tech's CEO. "Its capabilities were key to developing a modern system for a vital military platform.
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