Comms chips

Vitesse Extends Product Line

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VTSS) today unveiled an expanded switch fabric strategy to deliver a family of industry-leading, scalable packet fabrics for Core, Access, Optical, and Enterprise networking markets. Designed to provide a ubiquitous solution across multiple system markets, Vitesse's switch fabrics offer leading edge performance and a low risk methodology for new system development. Vitesse also announced the first implementation of this strategy, with the introduction of the CrossStreamTME chipset. Furthering the company's penetration into the high-value communications equipment market, the expanded strategy focuses on providing a broad range of switch fabric products based upon industry-standard interfaces and advanced QoS capabilities. As this strategy unfolds over the next several quarters, the company will leverage its leadership in high performance interconnect ICs with efficient CMOS technology, to become the leading provider of scalable fabrics across a wide range of platforms.

"Our customers have told us that they want low risk fabric solutions that scale seamlessly across multiple generations of systems," said Gary Lee, vice president for switch fabric development. "Our philosophy is to couple our proven serial backplane technology with best-in-class switch fabric architectures. In doing so, we've established a roadmap of fabric products that allows our customers to future-proof their systems, allowing easy migration to larger platforms in the future while protecting today's investments in line cards."

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