Skip to main content

NovaSparks advances FPGA Trading Technologies

NovaSparks is the leader in FPGA-based high performance and ultra-low latency trading solutions for financial markets.

NovaTick™, its flagship Ticker Plant product, supports 75 feeds across the major Equities, Futures and Options trading venues in North America, Europe and Asia. It is packaged in scalable ‘easy-to-deploy’ appliances or in ‘tightly coupled’ PCIe cards.

NovaSparks scalable and deterministic feed handlers deliver normalized market data, including order book building and multi-feed consolidation with sub microsecond processing latency, even during market peaks period.

Deterministic performance is extended to the whole trading cycle, whether the trading algorithms are implemented in software or in hardware.

NovaTick™ also includes advanced built-in functions to support and optimize the use of wireless infrastructures.

The company is headquartered in Paris (France), New York City (USA) and has offices in London (UK), Nantes (France), Athens (Greece) and Bangkok (Thailand).

NovaTick 4th Generation Platform

In comparison with the previous (3rd) generation, this hardware platform reduces ticker plant latency by 25%, multiplies instrument density by 10, unleashes new consumption and integration models and offers two form factors: Appliance and PCIe Card.

Learn more

Why pure FPGA?

Could the NovaSparks FPGA platform give you a trading edge? If your trading strategy relies on ultra-fast, deterministic and reliable access to the market data, there is no alternative.

Software and Hybrid Ticker Plants solutions rely on CPUs to handle market data and are not are able to offer the lowest latency, especially during market spikes. Memory bottlenecks, operating system overheads, poor parallelism, compiler limitations and slow networking stacks are among the many factors constraining performance and causing long tails in the processing latency distribution.

Learn more


Eliminate the bottlenecks experienced in conventional software and hybrid systems


High resiliency is possible since the FPGA is not affected by the various software changes/updates typically required in a trading infrastructure.


The design merges feed handling, order book building, data distribution functions through multiple means and with multiple publication levels and is engineered to scale across markets and a significant number of participants consuming the market data.

Latest news

Press Release

NovaSparks is Voted Best High Performance Data Feed Handler

The Readership of Trading Technology Insight Europe Recognizes NovaSparks, the Leading FPGA-powered Market Data Company for Offering the Best High Performance Data Feed Handler NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS – March 11, 2024 –The Trading Tech Insight Europe Awards recognize excellence in trading solutions and services, and focus on vendors providing…
Press Release

NovaSparks Rejuvenates Management Team to Fuel Growth

The Leading FPGA-powered market data company has appointed Estelle Berbach as chief financial officer and Loïc Maitre as vice president of engineering, while strengthening its sales organization with the addition of new talent NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS – February 26, 2024 – NovaSparks, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA)…
Press Coverage

Quincy Data Collaborates with NovaSparks to Enhance NovaTick with QED Feed Integration

Quincy Data, a division of McKay Brothers, has partnered with field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data technology vendor NovaSparks, to integrate the Quincy Extreme Data (QED) Feed into NovaSparks’ NovaTick ultra-low latency ticker-plant, which leverages FPGA matrix architecture to meet the high-performance demands of electronic trading platforms.