EZchip Intros 10-Gig Processor

EZchip announces the NP-1 integrated 10-Gbit/s network processor, featuring one-fifth the chip-count, power, and cost of other solutions

April 22, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- EZchip Technologies (a subsidiary of LanOptics Ltd., Nasdaq:LNOP), a fabless semiconductor company providing 10/40-Gigabit network processors, today announced the immediate delivery of its NP-1 10-Gigabit 7-Layer network processor. The NP-1 integrates Processing and Classifying -- the two main functions of network processing -- on to a single chip reducing the chip-count, power and cost to one fifth of alternative solutions. After rigorous testing, EZchip is now shipping the NP-1, manufactured at IBM's foundry in Burlington, Vermont, to customers. EZchip will be demonstrating the NP-1 network processor, a customer metro switch based on the NP-1 and a seamless interconnection to the IBM PowerPRS Q-64G switch fabric at NetWorld+Interop 2002 in Las Vegas on May 7-9, 2002. "In addition to the NP-1's 5-to-1 reduction in system chip-count and power, we have also opted to provide very aggressive price points," said Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip. "Our aim is to take the lead in the 10-Gigabit network processing market. The NP-1 is positioned not only to be superior to competing network processors but also to provide a compelling reason for the large networking vendors to use NP-1 to displace their in-house packet-processing silicon developments." EZchip Technologies

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