GE Fanuc buys DNA Computing Solutions’ PowerPC line


Charlottesville, VAGE Fanuc Embedded Systems Inc. , a unit of GE Industrial, has purchased the multiprocessor PowerPC product line from DNA Computing Solutions Inc. Included in the deal are the VS/VE750, VQG4, and Nexus I VME boards; WingSpan software suite of optimized signal, image, and vector processing software libraries; and VxWorks and Linux board support software.

Jeff Garwood, president and CEO of GE Fanuc, called the move a “key extension of our hardware and software product line. As we increase our commitment to the defense electronics market, we will provide a complete line of hardware and software solutions, ranging from benign through rugged environments, including air and conduction-cooled applications. Additions to the multiprocessor product portfolio in 2006 will support expanded environmental requirements with the latest PowerPC, switched-fabric, and communications technology.”

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is part of GE Fanuc Automation Corp., a joint venture between GE and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan. The company delivers a diverse array of capabilities and products, including software and hardware, controllers, embedded systems, motion control, operator interfaces, and industrial computers.

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Jeanine Katzel, senior editor,

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