Lucent Technologies Combines Titania and Board-Mounted Power Divisions

March 21, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ) announced that it has combined the former Titania and Board-Mounted Power (BMP) divisions within its Power Systems business into one division to be headquartered in Austin, TX. Pamela Jackson, formerly the company's BMP general manager and vice president, will head the yet-to-be-named new division.

With approximately one-third the overall revenue of the Power Systems business, the new division will design and manufacture dc/dc converters for telecommunication and data networking applications, including advanced power modules for high-end, next-generation computing applications.

"Combining these two divisions is the realization of a vision that began just 18 months ago when the Titania Series power module product line was launched," said Bruce Brock, COO and vice president at Lucent Power Systems. "Since that time, the industry and media have recognized the entrepreneurial spirit, innovative products and e-commerce initiative that have driven the Titania product line. Aligned with the proven market leadership of our BMP products, this combination makes a great recipe for success going forward."

"This is the right time in the marketplace to capitalize on the strengths of blending these two units," said Pamela Jackson, general manager and vice president of the new division under Power Systems. "As we fold in the Titania technology with BMP, our customers will have a portfolio of products that is utterly unmatched in the industry."

In addition to the Austin site, the new division will maintain locations in Mesquite, Texas; Carlsbad, California; Beijing, China; Bangalore, India; Tokyo, Japan; and Ascot, UK.