Curtiss-Wright buys Pentland Systems - Embedded.com

Curtiss-Wright buys Pentland Systems

LONDON — Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has acquired Pentland Systems Ltd. (Livingston, Scotland), for $2.3 million. Pentland was founded in 1990 and its sales in 2008 are expected to be approximately $3.6 million.

The deal is seen as enhancing Curtiss-Wright's sensor processing product portfolio adding RF/IF signal acquisition, analog, digital I/O and synchro/resolver products for radar, software defined radio (SDR) and signal intelligence applications.

Pentland’s products and technology will be organized under Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing’s Modular Solutions group, and will be managed by Rob Hoyecki, director of the digital signal processing division.

“Pentland is a leading supplier of rugged high performance analog acquisition and reconstruction products for sonar, radar, signal intelligence and software defined radio applications in the aerospace and defense market,” said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. “The addition of another incredibly talented and complementary technical team fits our strategy of continuing to expand our portfolio to offer the broadest and most tightly integrated rugged deployed COTS boards and subsystems available.”

Hoyecki added, “Their approach, which tightly couples the analog front-end with FPGA technology is highly desired by our customers who require a defined signal bandwidth to be delivered at the application level.”

The acquisition of Pentland’s business and assets also strengthens Curtiss-Wright’s presence in the U.K. and European markets, adding to their existing video and integration business unit located in Letchworth, England which became part of the group in 2004 with the purchase of Primagraphics for $21million.

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