Update: Exar Corporation Acquires Altior Inc. to Provide Additional Growth in Data Compression (February 19, 2013)
New Name Reflects the Company's Evolution as a Solutions Provider of HW/SW System Platforms and Announces a Major Design Win
EATONTOWN, N.J., July 19, 2011 -- CebaTech, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced network and storage embedded systems solutions, announced today that it has changed its name to Altior™, Inc. Altior is Latin for "Higher", which reflects the Company's progression from offering Intellectual Property (IP) cores to offering embedded solutions that significantly boost system performance. Reflecting on the new name, the company is pleased to announce that a pioneer in the wide area network (WAN) optimization market has selected Altior's AltraFlex™ Platform Solution for their high-end network appliance.
Under the agreement, the customer will design - in the AltraFlex Platform Solution - an FPGA-based PCIe-enabled subsystem card. The design-win is based on results that enabled the customer to achieve enhanced performance that offers them significant competitive advantage. This included an impressive reduction in CPU utilization, which resulted in a decrease of the number of CPU cores needed compared to the original design. In addition, the AltraFlex Platform Solution dramatically decreased power consumption, which made the appliance ideal for green data centers. With an immediate cost-savings in the Bill of Materials (BoM) due to reduced CPU core count, the AltraFlex Solution generated an immediate ROI. The significantly decreased power consumption also made the AltraFlex Platform Solution the clear choice in the selection process. Other decisive factors included the solution's ability to allow customers to implement instant, flexible, and cost-effective field upgrades without having to change hardware, and simultaneously easing the after sales service and support effort.
"Since its inception, the company has continuously evolved to better serve our customers and markets," said Ramana Jampala, CEO, Altior, Inc. "The company name change reflects our ongoing commitment to product innovation with complete hardware/software solutions, backed by the expert turnkey design and customization services that enabled us to achieve this major design win."
The company has also announced updated product names:
- AltraCores™ (formerly CebaRIP) are an easy to integrate solution for data networking and storage applications that are designed for maximum throughput. AltraCores are available for SoC, ASIC and FPGA designs, combining a minimal footprint with low power consumption that make them ideal for green data center appliances. AltraCores are available for GZIP/GUNZIP Compression/Decompression, AES-XTS Encryption, SHA Hashing, MD5 Hashing, and LZRW3 Compression.
- AltraFlex (formerly CebaFlex) is a flexible hardware/software framework that simplifies and speeds the integration of IP into systems. AltraFlex allows the user to integrate various AltraCores into a single subsystem platform. These FPGA-based, PCI Express®-enabled subsystems offload and accelerate computing-intensive protocols from the system CPU(s), boosting system performance. AltraFlex can also enhance the performance and functionality of existing systems through after-market installation and in-system reconfiguration.
Altior AltraCores and the AltraFlex platform deliver cost-effective hardware/software storage and networking solutions that dramatically reduce development time and deliver products faster to market for customers and their end users.
Founded in 2004 as CebaTech, Altior™ offers a broad range of industry-leading hardware and software solutions for the networking and storage markets. Altior products deliver high performance, for increased throughput, significant energy savings, and effective network and storage optimization. Altior AltraCores™ are self-contained, standalone silicon IP cores that deliver high-performance offloading of computing-intensive functions from the CPU(s), without data loss. Altior AltraFlex™ is a scalable and flexible platform solution that is easily integrated into networking and storage devices. Altior's platform solutions are designed to be cost-effective, energy-efficient, and deliver realizable value to customers by enhancing system performance, reducing development time, and achieving faster time to market. For more information, please visit http://www.altior.com.