Ensphere Ships 500K for Light Peak

Ensphere’s shipments of Light Peak transceiver chips exceeded 500K in 2011

October 3, 2011

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Ensphere Solutions, an emerging leader in advanced communications semiconductor ICs, today announced that the aggregate shipments of ESI-XVR10100 to multiple customers have exceeded 500k devices in 2011. This product is a dual 10G transceiver device intended for Light Peak optical modules. XVR10100 can also be used in ThunderboltTM active optical cables (AOCs).

Light Peak is the codename for an architecture developed by Intel Corporation. It is a new high- speed I/O technology able to support two independent full-duplex 10 Gbps links. It is intended for connecting laptop computers and a variety of other portable devices to peripherals such as external monitors and storage devices. It is a flexible and scalable technology and supports daisy chaining effectively reducing the number of system connectors.

“One of our challenges has been to integrate two sets of 10G transmit and receive stages on a single CMOS die, and still meet stringent performance metrics” said Hessam Mohajeri, Ensphere’s Chief Executive Officer. “A bigger challenge has been to meet extremely demanding price and power dissipation targets mandated by our customers”.

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