Alaxala Picks NetLogic 658108

Alaxala Networks selects NetLogic Microsystems for NGN deployments in Japan and South Korea

June 23, 2008

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL), the leader in the design and development of knowledge-based processors and high-speed integrated circuits, today announced its advanced NL7000 family of knowledge-based processors have been selected by ALAXALA Networks for ALAXALA’s high-end AX7800 router and switch that will be shipped into leading carriers in Japan and South Korea for the migration to next-generation networks (NGN). ALAXALA Networks is a joint venture of the switching and routing divisions of Hitachi, Ltd. and NEC Corporation, and is the leading provider of backbone routers and switches for telecom carriers, government and large corporate networks.

Japan and South Korea are at the forefront of deploying highly sophisticated NGN networks, which are expected to be some of the most advanced networks in the world. NGN represents the comprehensive consolidation of several dedicated or overlay transport networks, each historically built for a different service, into one singe network based on Internet Protocol (IP) for the core, edge, metro and access. This represents a complete phasing out of legacy technologies such as Frame Relay, switched voice over PSTN and TDM, and replacing them with IP-based services such as Ethernet, VoIP, IPTV, P2P and audio/video streaming with advanced quality of service (QoS). Leading carriers in Japan and South Korea have been performing commercial trials of the NGN network since 2006, and are now rolling out nationwide deployments to support the successful adoption of broadband fiber-to-the-home and 3G/4G mobile wireless services, as well as the increasing popularity of bandwidth-hungry video and peer-to-peer content over their networks in recent years.

ALAXALA’s AX7800 router and switch offers best-in-class performance, reliability, QoS and network scalability to support the advanced, mission-critical NGN requirements. To achieve the highest performance and lowest power consumption for IPv6 routing and QoS enforcement, the AX7800 router and switch incorporates several knowledge-based processors from NetLogic Microsystems. The NL7000 family of knowledge-based processors offers superior packet processing capabilities through an advanced superscalar architecture with deep pipelining to enable the simultaneous processing of QoS, ACL security, voice/video packet forwarding, VPN and service awareness, all of which significantly improve the performance and richness of next-generation networks and services.

“Our long-standing collaboration with NetLogic Microsystems has enabled us to extend our leadership in high-performance routers by delivering highly competitive products that are now going into the long-anticipated NGN deployments,” said Hiroyuki Wada, president and chief executive officer of ALAXALA Networks. “NetLogic Microsystems has once again proven that it has separated itself from its competition through the superior parallel processing performance, unmatched ability to handle large IPv6 databases, small package footprint and low power consumption of its NL7000 knowledge-based processors.”

NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: NETL)

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