ATCA Systems Drive AMC Boards Market

Merchant AMC boards revenues are expected to nearly double during the next three years according to a recent research report released on the xTCA market by VDC Research Group. Growth of the merchant AMC board market is projected to be relatively flat through 2010, before significant growth is expected in 2011 and 2012. In the report, VDC identifies that so far AMC board shipments have been driven primarily by the consumption of AMC boards as mezzanines in ATCA systems. The development of the MicroTCA market – the original proposed driver of AMC — is projected to be delayed by the current global recession.

AMC cards and carriers - VDC Research GroupHowever, it is expected that the MicroTCA market will grow at a healthy clip following the downturn, with significant revenue shipments of MicroTCA systems being achieved in the 2011-2012 timeframe. At that time it is projected that a significant portion of the AMC board consumption will be as blades in MicroTCA systems.

The study also revealed that although significant volume growth was not expected in 2009, evaluation activity – including OEMs analyzing AMC displacement of existing merchant and custom solutions in a number of applications – was picking up. Indeed, 2009 evaluation and pilot performance may be a material indicator of 2010 and 2011 shipment revenue.

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