LONDON Acuid Ltd., the Russo-Scottish company with expertise in high-speed serial data transmission, has received acceptance for its bT144 engineering test platform from Infineon Technologies AG, Hans Rohrer, Acuid's CEO, said Friday (Nov. 5).
The tester is likely to be used for DDR2 chips and modules and was selected for evaluation by Infineon in June 2004.
The development marks a key step forward for the company allowing it to begin shipping testers and pulling in revenue. "We will be nicely over $1 million in this quarter," Rohrer said.
"We do have orders scheduled over the next year. The next challenge is to get into manufacturing, because we outsource all of that. This is the first quarter where we make revenue," Rohrer told Silicon Strategies. At the same time shipments to Infineon are expected to aid Acuid sales to other customers. "The next milestone would be the signing up of new customers," said Rohrer.
Rohrer said that Acuid did not have an immediate need for venture capital support, "because we can pay our own bills from the testers." The company also qualified for a grant to help fund development of a higher-speed version of its pin-driver ASIC.
"However, we have lots of ideas to do other things with our technology. So whether we need additional capital depends on our appetite," Rohrer said.