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ZTE Uses EZchip Processor for Carrier Routers

YOKNEAM, Israel -- EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: EZCH), a leader in high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks, today announced that ZTE Corporation has selected EZchip’s NPS-400 network processor for its next-generation carrier router line cards. ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions and is a current customer for EZchip’s NP-3, NP-4 and NP-5 network processors.

The ZTE routers that will utilize the NPS-400 will benefit from its high throughput, advanced functions and greater flexibility. The NPS-400 will allow ZTE to offer customers higher port densities at lower power, as well as the ability to deliver new high-value services and features, with time to market advantages. ZTE has achieved success with, and continues to ship, multiple products based on EZchip’s network processors. The NPS-400 will build upon the success ZTE attained with the NP product family.

"ZTE has delivered customers up-to-date 400G/card and up to 72 100GE/chassis in its 15K routing platform. This platform was designed to be able to fluently evolve to 4T/card. With this platform, ZTE has helped partners start a new era of 100GE based network. NPS-400 is now selected to support 1T/card and abundant flexible services, which will double the performance of 15K platform and meet future larger broadband requirements," said Mr. Xu Ming, VP of ZTE.

"We are honored with the continued trust and support by ZTE," said Rob O’Hara, EZchip’s Vice President of Sales. "The continued cooperation with ZTE that started with our NP-1 network processor and has expanded to the NP-2, NP-3, NP-4 and NP-5 demonstrates EZchip’s commitment to continued delivery of market leading network processors. With the adaption of NPS-400 we are looking forward to continued growth of our business at ZTE in the coming years."

The NPS is architected to address the next generation of smart high-performance carrier and data-center networks. It provides great packet processing simplicity and flexibility through C based programming, a standard toolset, support of the Linux® operating system, large code space, and a run-to-completion or pipeline programming style. A comprehensive library provides source code for a variety of applications to speed customer’s design cycle. The NPS features programmable CPU cores that are highly optimized for packet processing and leverage EZchip’s vast packet processing and applications experience, a market-proven traffic manager, hardware accelerators for security and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) tailored for efficiency and performance, on-chip search engines including TCAM with scaling through algorithmic extension to external low-cost low-power DRAM memory and a multitude of network interfaces providing an aggregated bandwidth of 800-Gigabits per second including 10-, 40- and 100-Gigabit Ethernet, Interlaken and PCI Express interfaces.

EZchip Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: EZCH)

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