SMC Integrates Vitesse Chips

SMC Networks integrates Vitesse's Gigabit Ethernet switch chips and ultra-low power copper PHYs into its new GigE switches

August 30, 2005

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:VTSS - News), the market leader in Gigabit Ethernet ICs, today announced that its Gigabit Ethernet Switch ICs and ultra-low power copper PHYs are integrated into SMC Networks' newest Gigabit Ethernet switches: SMCGS16-Smart and SMCGS24-Smart. This new line of SMC Smart switches are well-suited for Enterprise and SMB environments where applications demand increased speed and bandwidth with streamlined management. Vitesse Gigabit Ethernet products are also designed into SMC Networks' EZ Switch(TM) 10/100/1000 Gigabit unmanaged switches: SMCGS5, SMCGS8, SMCGS16 and SMCGS24.

"SME customers seek the right mix of key features, ease-of-management and economy," said Tony Stramandinoli, SMC Networks' vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Vitesse not only demonstrated to SMC a clear vision and understanding of the SME market, but they worked closely with us to ensure that we could deliver the right product set with the right features to be successful in this highly competitive market -- and in a timely and cost-effective manner."

By using Vitesse's highly integrated, feature-rich Gigabit Ethernet devices, SMC reduced the number of required active components in their smart switch designs without compromising key features that their customers demand, such as next-generation security, Quality of Service (QoS) and a user-friendly web interface. The component reduction and the low power output of the Vitesse products allowed SMC to build the devices without the need for a cooling fan -- a design feature typically not seen in the market. Vitesse offers this advanced technology at highly compelling prices designed to meet the ever cost-conscious demands of today's fluid market.

"SMC leads the market in combining its experienced and talented in-house design and engineering teams with like-minded industry leaders to build affordable, high-performance, easy-to-use products for the Enterprise and SMB markets," stated Martyn Humphries, general manager and vice president of the Vitesse Ethernet Product Division. "By joining efforts, Vitesse provided SMC and its customers with the broadest range of products and functionality for devices that are in demand at a pivotal time in the industry for the adoption of Gigabit Ethernet."

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

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