Organization: Aastra Technologies Ltd

Aastra R&D outlays soar following key acquisition

Aastra Technologies Ltd boosted its R&D spending to $21.9 million or 10% of sales in Q1/09 as the company benefits from its acquisition of the Ericsson Enterprise portfolio one year ago. That compares to R&D outlays of $13.7 million in Q1/08, an increase of 59.9%. Based in Concord ON, Astra attributes the jump in R&D…

Aastra to develop Bluetooth-based devices

Aastra Technologies Ltd has received $9.9 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to develop a suite of telecommunications products using the Bluetooth wireless networking standard. The Concord ON-based firm will work in conjunction with the Communications Research Centre, area universities and private sector partners to conduct pre-competitive research for the products, enabling business and home…