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Huawei-3Com Picks EZchip

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- EZchip Technologies (a subsidiary of LanOptics Ltd., NASDAQ:LNOP), a fabless semiconductor company providing high-speed network processors, today announced that Huawei-3Com has selected EZchip's NP-1c 10-Gigabit network processor for its mid-range and high-end switches to provide advanced protocol processing and layer 5-7 services. Development of the NP-1c blades is already under way at Huawei-3Com with product shipments slated for 2005.

Huawei-3Com is a joint venture company established by Huawei and 3Com Corporation.

Huawei-3Com works on researching, developing, and manufacturing data communications products. The company offers enterprises of all sizes and public sector organizations in China and Japan a full portfolio of customized IP-based networking solutions and services that are innovative, feature-rich and offer superior return on investment. In the rest of the world, the company will bring its products to market through strategic OEM relationships.

"Huawei-3Com is providing a rich product offering to address a wide range of applications and EZchip's NP-1c adds the required flexibility to our products," said Xiangying Cao, Vice President of Huawei-3Com. "Through its outstanding integration, simple programming model and advanced services capabilities we can bring new features quickly to the market. The versatility of EZchip's network processors allows us to use this technology in a variety of systems and applications."

"Huawei-3Com's selection of NP-1c is of particular importance to EZchip because Huawei-3Com is a significant networking player and is utilizing our network processors across multiple products," said Amir Eyal, Vice President Business Development of EZchip. "As of today, close to 40 customers have selected NP-1c for its huge savings in chip-count, power dissipation and cost. Several of these customers, like Huawei-3Com, are using the NP-1c in multiple products and utilizing its highly flexible 7-layer processing capabilities. Our upcoming NP-2 builds on the NP-1c's success and is already seeing significant customer traction. The addition of traffic management and Gigabit ports, coupled with an offering of 10-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit models makes NP-2 a powerful single-chip proposition for the high-volume switch/router line card market."

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