Sunday, April 24, 2005

Huawei-3Com selects Greenfield for High-End Switches

Huawei-3Com selected Greenfield Networks' switching chipset for a new line of high-feature Ethernet switch products. Greenfield's Packetry silicon delivers Layer 2/3/4 packet processing capabilities, including IPv6 routing in hardware and extensive QoS. The Packetry classification and traffic management functions enable VoIP and other converged applications that require flow-based priority and bandwidth distribution across the network. The chipset also supports MPLS switching, stacked VLANs, Layer 2 VPN (martini and VPLS), Layer 3 VPN (RFC 2547bis) and IP tunneling.

  • In September 2004, Greenfield Networks, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, raised $21.5 million in third round venture funding for its next gen Ethernet switching silicon. The latest funding round was led by new investor JPMorgan Partners and included existing venture partners Sequoia Capital, Global Catalyst Partners and Walden International. The $21.5 million investment brought total funding in Greenfield to $48 million.

  • Greenfield Networks is headed by Gary Smerdon, who previously served as VP of Marketing at Marvell. He joined Marvell through its acquisition of Galileo Technology, another supplier of Ethernet silicon solutions.