NovaSparks Boosts the Capacity and Versatility of NovaTick by Launching Its 4th Generation Ticker Plant

The award-winning NovaTick now multiplies the instrument density
by 10 and unleashes new consumption and integration models

NEW YORK & LONDON & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NovaSparks™, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market
data company, today announced that its 4th generation NovaTick
decreases latency by 20% and can process ten times the number of
symbols. The new platform is a stepping stone for the introduction of
new consumption and integration models. Now more than ever, NovaTick
will allow banks and trading firms to accelerate their trading platform
without any compromise on scalability or feature-set.

In addition to the appliance model, the 4th generation
NovaTick will also be available as a PCIe card that banks and trading
firms can install in their own trading server to reduce the total cost
of ownership (TCO). NovaTick will also offer customers the ability to
embed their trading logic on the NovaSparks’ FPGA itself which is as
close to the feed
as possible.

“We are proud to bring our robust 4th generation ticker plant
to market,” said Luc Burgun, president and CEO of NovaSparks. “Our
10-year experience with pure FPGA solutions demonstrates our ability to
provide scalability, openness, and versatility to clients who are
looking to reduce their latency in a cost-efficient manner. With the new
NovaTick, banks and trading firms will not have to give up on instrument
density, feed coverage, or consumption models. The increase in
NovaTick’s instrument capacity will enable full coverage of the U.S.
cash equity options markets, while its new PCIe form factor will offer a
deployment option with a much lower TCO.”

NovaSparks designs custom hardware with standard form-factor dedicated
to satisfying or exceeding the extraordinary requirements of the capital
market industry. NovaTick is based on the largest Xilinx UltraScale+
FPGA chip and is packed with a unique footprint: high-speed and
high-capacity memories. Existing NovaSparks customers will be able to
upgrade to the new hardware without any change to the output format, the
API, or the management and configuration software. When compared to the
previous generation platform, the new NovaTick delivers an instant 20%
average latency reduction for the U.S. Equity markets down to 600
nanoseconds and a 30% reduction for CME down to 450 nanoseconds,
measured wire-to-wire.

NovaTick is built on an FPGA-centric architecture, augmented with
tightly integrated multi-core Intel processors to support non-latency
sensitive tasks such as exchange recovery functions. NovaSparks’ ticker
plant offers a comprehensive application programming interface (API)
supporting multiple publication levels and use models, that empowers
banks and trading firms to take advantage of NovaTick quickly and

NovaTick 4th generation platform is available for evaluation
immediately in its appliance form-factor. The PCIe card form-factor will
be available at the end of January 2019.

About NovaSparks, Inc.

NovaSparks is the leader in scalable FPGA-based high-performance market
data solutions for the financial industry. NovaTick, its flagship
product, can deliver sub microsecond processing latency for the entire
trading cycle and for the full universe of instruments, even during
market peak periods. Available for over 60 feeds among the major Equity,
Futures and Options venues across North America, Europe and Asia, the
feed handlers are packaged in easy-to-deploy appliances and PCIe cards
offering extensive fan-out capabilities for market data distribution.
Market data processed in NovaTick can be consumed in software or
hardware through a multi-level publication API. Founded in 2008 and
backed by well-established investors, NovaSparks’ offices are located in
Paris and Nantes, France and New York, USA.

For more information, please contact Barbara Rizzatti at 971-998-9404
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