APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SERVER OS
US Signal and Igneo Infrastructure Partners | February 20, 2023
Igneo Infrastructure Partners, a worldwide infrastructure investment manager with assets under management of $16.5 billion, has completed the acquisition of US Signal Company, LLC, a distinguished provider of data center and network solutions.
Partner and co-head of Igneo in North America, Michael Ryder, said, "Igneo enters 2023 with strong momentum. We are excited to add US Signal to our growing portfolio in North America, where we continue to see strong tailwinds in the digital infrastructure sector." He added, "This is our third global investment in the digital sector. Our focus remains on high-quality, mid-market, critical infrastructure businesses like US Signal."
(Source – PR Newswire)
U.S. Signal, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers an array of services including network, data center, cloud hosting, connectivity, data protection, disaster recovery, and colocation to both sizeable national telecommunications carriers and regional enterprise customers. US Signal serves a broad customer base with eight data centers in the upper Midwest and a fiber network spanning 9,500 route miles across nine states.
This acquisition marks Igneo's initial foray into the U.S. telecom sector and the fourth platform asset in North America. In the past four years, Igneo has invested over US$2.0 billion of capital in companies such as Terra-Gen, Rialto Bioenergy, and Patriot Rail.
About US Signal
US Signal offers cutting-edge technology solutions for data centers, cloud services, and managed services that assist businesses in updating their IT operations and adapting to evolving technological and business demands. By leveraging a range of services such as colocation, IT infrastructure, data management, disaster recovery, endpoint monitoring, and security, US Signal can cater to even the most intricate technical requirements. US Signal's comprehensive fiber network powers all of these services, ensuring secure and reliable connectivity. The network is expertly designed to optimize edge computing, enabling private WAN connections and one-hop access to the internet via Tier 1 upstream relationships and direct connections to hyper-scale cloud providers.
About Igneo Infrastructure Partners
Igneo Infrastructure Partners is a globally recognized investment firm that focuses on investing in exceptional mid-market infrastructure companies across various regions, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Being an independent investment team under the First Sentier Investors Group, Igneo has built a robust reputation for partnering with companies and providing value to investors. Since its establishment in 1994, the firm has honed its expertise in identifying promising investment opportunities in the infrastructure space and has consistently delivered exceptional results. The team prides itself on its capability to work closely with portfolio companies, implementing innovative solutions and proactive asset management practices that foster long-term sustainable growth.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Rambus | February 02, 2023
On February 1, 2023, Rambus Inc., a provider of chip and silicon IP that make data faster and safer, announced that its new 6400 MT/s DDR5 Registering Clock Driver (RCD) is now available and sampling for major DDR5 memory module (RDIMM) manufacturers.
The Rambus Gen3 6400 MT/s DDR5 Registering Clock Driver provides a 33% increase in data rate and bandwidth over the Gen1 4800 MT/s solutions, enabling data center servers to benefit from a new level of main memory performance. In addition, it offers streamlined timing parameters for increased RDIMM margins while providing industry-leading latency and power.
Rambus DDR5 memory interface chips, consisting of the RCD, Temperature Sensors, and Signal Presence Detect (SPD) Hub, are essential for cutting-edge servers to achieve a new level of performance. More intelligence is incorporated into the RDIMMs with DDR5 memory, allowing for over 2x the data rate and 4x the capacity of DDR4 RDIMMs, while simultaneously enhancing memory and power efficiency.
Rambus is highly regarded for its signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) knowledge, With over 30 years of experience in high-performance memory. This expertise enables DDR5 memory interface chips to transmit command/address and clock signals from the host memory device to the RDIMMs with superior signal integrity.
Sean Fan, Chief Operating Officer at Rambus, explained, "Data center workloads have an insatiable thirst for greater memory bandwidth and capacity, and our mission is to advance the performance of server memory solutions that meet this need for each new server platform generation." He added, "We were first in the industry to 5600 MT/s, and now we have raised the bar with our Gen3 DDR5 RCD capable of 6400 MT/s to support a new generation of RDIMMs for server main memory."
(Source – Business Wire)
Rambus Based in San Jose, California, Rambus provides innovative software, hardware, and services that drive technological advancements from the mobile edge to the data centers. The company's architecture licenses, chips, IP cores, software, and services positively affect the modern world, from memory and interfaces to emerging technologies. Its partners include foundries, prominent chip and system designers, and service providers in the industry. Integrated into countless devices and systems, the firm's products and technologies secure and power various applications, such as Internet of Things (IoT) security, Big Data, and many others.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, STORAGE MANAGEMENT, DATA STORAGE
Airgain, Inc. | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Airgain announced its showcase of 5G infrastructure products at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona, using the Anritsu Radio Communications Test Station MT8000A 5G platform. The company uses this comprehensive testing platform and the Anritsu Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C 4G/LTE platform in its San Diego headquarters to develop and test new 5G products to improve customer experience.
The MT8000A supports Frequency Range 1 (FR1) sub-6 GHz and FR2 millimeter wave (mmWave) bands to meet all 5G testing needs. The MT8000A, one of the first commercialized 5G test platforms, has helped develop 5G chipsets, devices, conformance tests, and carrier acceptance. The Anritsu wideband Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C tests 4G/LTE cellular. When merged, the MT8000A and MT8821C test platforms cover all major commercial cellular technologies.
“With the growth in global 5G adoption, we employed a continuous effort to streamline end-to-end 5G development,” said Dr. Ali Sadri, CTO at Airgain. He further added, “Our collaboration with Anritsu enables us to test and improve our designs, helping us bring products to market that we believe can make a significant impact to the customer experience quickly and accurately.
(Source – Businesswire)
Our relationship with Airgain is an example of how solutions such as the MT8000A can help advance 5G innovation so it can be introduced to the market in a time- and cost-efficient manner,” said Robert E. Johnson, General Manager and Vice President at Anritsu.
(Source – Businesswire)
Airgain will showcase its new 5G products and other technology solutions at Mobile World Congress Barcelona from Feb. 27 – March 2, 2023, at its booth in Hall 7 Stand 7G21.
Airgain has dedicated itself to solving complex wireless connectivity issues for the last two decades, since 1995. It simplifies wireless connectivity across diverse devices and markets, speeding time to market and improving wireless signals. Their products are offered in three distinct sub-brands- Airgain Embedded, Airgain Integrated and Airgain Antenna+. Wireless connectivity across the value chain is simplified by San Diego-based design and test centers. Airgain is a global leader in wireless connectivity solutions, offering everything from embedded modems and antennas to fully integrated vehicle networking platforms and asset tracking solutions.