TEK Microsystems Opens Center in UK for Design and Engineering

TEK Microsystems, Inc. of Chelmsford MA today announced the formation of TEK Microsystems Limited, a subsidiary design, engineering and support center in Malvern, United Kingdom. The center will continue to extend the product development and distribution relationship between TEK Microsystems and the Real Time Embedded Systems (RTES) group of QinetiQ. Under the direction of Dr. Bill Smith and initially staffed by several former QinetiQ RTES engineers, the Malvern center will focus on further development of the VXS-based products and cores originally designed by QinetiQ and now licensed to TEK Microsystems. The center will also provide customer support services for TEK Microsystems’ customers throughout Europe.

“Our relationship with QinetiQ has spurred significant growth at Tekmicro,” said Andrew Reddig, president and CEO/CTO of TEK Microsystems. “This is the next step in our corporate evolution as we now take the leadership role of developing world class VXS products based on the technologies that QinetiQ has created. By integrating the development team in Malvern with our engineering and operations groups and taking advantage of our existing technology base, we will be able to offer customers an increasing range of product options with improvements in FPGA technology, ruggedization and higher levels of integration.”

Dr. Bill Smith, managing director of TEK Microsystems Limited, adds, “TEK Microsystems Limited will continue the tradition of customer innovation and commitment that we established under the QinetiQ banner. Tekmicro now provides more VXS-based products than anyone in the embedded industry and we look forward to maintaining that leadership role.”

TEK Microsystems Limited initially includes a staff of five senior engineers all formerly of QinetiQ. Products in development include additional system-on-chip technologies and VXS system development utilizing the latest FPGA technologies. Combining QinetiQ’s FPGA boards and best-in-class FPGA cores with TEK Microsystems’ switched fabric, I/O and systems expertise provides developers with solutions which reduce the development time and cost of complex real time embedded systems. The new subsidiary is located at:

TEK Microsystems Limited
Unit A, Malvern View
Willow End Park
Blackmore Park Road
WR13 6NN
Tel. + 44 01684 311113

About TEK Microsystems, Inc.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, TEK Microsystems, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of advanced high-performance boards and systems for embedded real-time computing systems. Tekmicro’s comprehensive product line includes advanced signal processing and data recording systems, carrier boards based on widely adopted industry standards, and more than 30 PMC cards. These products are used in real-time systems designed for data acquisition, instrumentation, control systems and signal processing in customer applications such as reconnaissance, signals intelligence, satellite telemetry, mine detection, medical imaging, radar, sonar, semiconductor inspection and seismic research.