Intel buys Trillium

Intel Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Trillium Digital Systems in a transaction valued at approximately $300 million.

Intel Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Trillium Digital Systems in a transaction valued at approximately $300 million in cash and unregistered Intel common stock. This acquisition will complement Intel’s communication silicon business with communications software products, support and services.

Trillium, an ISO 9001 certified software company, is a provider of communications software solutions. Trillium’s source code solutions are used in more than 500 projects by suppliers of wireless, Internet, broadband and telephony products.

When the acquisition is complete, Trillium will become part of Intel’s Network Processing Group and will continue to grow and support its existing business. Intel, through this new subsidiary, intends to offer a broad range of portable source code communications software solutions.

Trillium’s software architecture will become an integral part of the Intel Internet Exchange (IX) architecture. The Intel IX architecture is a framework for designing networking and telecommunications equipment using reprogrammable silicon and software including Intel’s family of network processors.

Since the IX architecture was announced last year, Intel has introduced a number of new products and initiatives that build on the IX architecture vision, including a new version of the IXP1200 Network Processor, new optical networking and access components for the telecommunications market segment, the IX Architecture Developers forum, and the Intel Communications Fund.

Trillium, with headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif., also has operations in Vancouver, British Columbia, and sales offices worldwide.

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