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NetXen to Join Blade.org

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NetXen, Inc., a leading provider of breakthrough 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) technology and products, today announced that it has been elected as a governing member of Blade.org and will join the organization’s board of directors. As a board member, NetXen will work with the association to influence and promote the direction of the blade server market and encourage creation of new blade solution offerings. Blade.org is an open community created to develop and advance next-generation solutions for blade servers.

Vikram Karvat, senior director of marketing at NetXen, will serve as the company’s board representative. Karvat, a 15-year industry veteran, has been instrumental in leading NetXen’s marketing and business development efforts in the server and blade server segments.

“NetXen’s addition to the Blade.org board further strengthens our organization leadership team and its representation across key segments of the blade ecosystem,” said Doug Balog, chairman for Blade.org and vice president and business line executive for IBM BladeCenter. “NetXen is a premier NIC technology provider, with a feature set optimized to blade servers. NetXen brings a high degree of technical knowledge and market expertise to our board of directors, which will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand the Blade.org community and set ongoing direction for the organization.”

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