Cambridge-based Amino Communications has purchased the set-top box division of the Swedish company Tilgin. The purchase will give Amino immediate access to additional middleware solutions, including those supplied by Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks, while extending the group’s customer reach.
“Tilgin IPTV is the perfect acquisition for Amino, delivering an extended product portfolio with exciting leading-edge features as well as valuable middleware partners and wider customer reach,” said Andrew Burke, CEO of Amino. “The market is demanding consolidation coupled with innovation and Amino is ideally placed to deliver this elusive mix as the shape and nature of the IPTV industry evolves.”
Tilgin is based in Kista, to the North of Stockholm, and has developed a range of H.264 HD IPTV receivers. The company has shipped close to 500,000 units. Amino is expecting to see a number of R&D cost synergies through the development of common ST Micro-based STBs.