The telecommunications industry is fundamentally evolving as equipment manufacturers and modular communications platform designers are repositioned along the telecommunications value chain. Advantech provides foundation building blocks for that value chain in the form of standard off-the-shelf computing and management blades designed to meet the needs of Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs). These building blocks enable our TEM partners to redeploy their resources to focus on differentiated services, such as application development and network management as they themselves evolve into Telecom solutions providers. Our Blade Computing Division designs and manufactures blades in AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and CompactPCI form factors. We provide solid and timely technology introductions while designing to stringent industry standard requirements such as NEBS and ETSI. From experience, we know how to work hand-in-hand with system integrators and TEMs during the pre-certification phase of their integrated platforms. When standard product adaptation is necessary to meet a TEM partner's design constraint, Advantech understands how to change, move or remove connectors and components, re-adjust for EMC and adjust for chassis-specific cooling issues in a timely manner.