Vitesse Intros Serval Switches

Vitesse unveils industry's lowest power access switch solution for small cell, mobile backhaul and network IP edge applications

December 5, 2011

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, is again expanding its Carrier Ethernet portfolio with a new family of switch engines, Serval™. Complementing the previously announced Jaguar™, LynX™ and Caracal™ solutions for Carrier access, aggregation, and mobile applications, Serval is optimized for power and cost-sensitive applications at the network edge, delivering 75% lower power and 50% lower BOM cost than competitive options.

Serval is the industry's only switch engine family to support MPLS/MPLS-TP LER and LSR and patented LTE-advanced-ready IEEE 1588v2, useable in both fiber and microwave applications. The family also offers the most complete Ethernet Operations, Administration & Maintenance (OAM) support, critical for businesses which typically receive Ethernet services spanning multiple service provider networks.

"Ethernet markets are growing quickly — we forecast double-digit CAGRs for both Ethernet microwave backhaul equipment and Ethernet Access Devices through 2015, based on the dual fundamental drivers of growing traffic levels, and operators' migration from legacy TDM backbones to all-Ethernet access/aggregation networks," stated Michael Howard, principal analyst, carrier networks, at Infonetics Research. "Vitesse designed Serval to be optimized for Ethernet-based access systems, which will enable manufacturers to produce equipment that will help service providers achieve the operations efficiencies they need as they migrate their access networks to Ethernet."

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: VTSS)

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