Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Intel Sells Media and Signaling Business to Eicon Networks

Eicon Networks agreed to acquire all of the assets of Intel's media and signaling business, for an undisclosed sum.

Intel's media and signaling business includes all of the product lines from Intel's Dialogic acquisition, as well as Host Media Processing (HMP) software and HMP-enabled blades. Intel's complete line of SS7, PBX integration and gateway solutions are also included in the sale.

The sale does not include Intel's communications infrastructure products for telecommunications equipment manufacturers, including its Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) blades and carrier-grade rack mount servers, and its CompactPCI compute blades and chassis.

Intel's media and signaling business includes approximately 600 employees involved in a variety of functions, including engineering, product testing and validation, operations and marketing. It is expected that a significant number of these employees will become employees of Eicon.

Eicon is a supplier of media processing hardware and software for applications encompassing voice, speech, conferencing, VoIP, fax and IP based solutions. Its Diva Server family of adapters and software for media processing provide voice processing functions including tone detection and generation, voice activity detection and echo cancellation. The adapters feature onboard Digital Signal Processor (DSP) resources - dedicated to each communication channel, to ensure real-time voice processing, reduced latency and overall system performance improvement for high-density speech solutions. The company is based in Montreal.


  • In June 1999, Intel acquired Dialogic Corp., a supplier of computer telephony software, network interfaces and media processing boards that run on Intel servers, in a deal valued at $780 million at the time.

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