Quake to Offer 2 Physical-Layer Chips

OTTAWA and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quake Technologies Inc., a fabless semiconductor start up, announced today that it is developing two revolutionary physical- (PHY) layer chips for high-speed optical networking applications. Samples of both products are now available. Shipping of production volumes will start in the fourth quarter of 2001.

"Optical networking is the leading approach being developed to satisfy the insatiable demand for bandwidth. Quake is revolutionizing the industry by tackling the problems associated with the demand for bandwidth caused by new or improved applications," said Petre Popescu, Quake's vice president of engineering. "The upcoming QT2010 and the QT1090 product releases are part of Quake's ongoing product vision. We are striving to offer market-responsive products with a strong focus on system-friendly integration."

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