Sunday, July 17, 2011

NetLogic and EZchip Collaborate on Terabit-class Packet Processing

NetLogic Microsystems and EZchip Semiconductor are collaborating on high performance, merchant, packet-processing solutions for IPv6-ready Terabit class systems. The companies are optimizing and and implementing exclusive operational modes in both EZchip's NP-4 100Gbps network processor (NPU) and NetLogic Microsystems' NL11k knowledge-based processor.

In addition, the companies are collaborating to further enhance the performance optimizations and tight coupling between EZchip's next-generation NP-5 200Gbps NPU and NetLogic Microsystems' next-generation of knowledge-based processors at the 28 nm node.

"We are excited to expand upon our long-standing collaboration with EZchip on multiple generations of our respective best-in-class products," said Chris O'Reilly, vice president of marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. "With each successive generation, we have seen an increase in the content of EZchip's network processors as well as our knowledge-based processors per line card offering increasing levels of performance and functionality. This trend bodes well for both our companies as customers are expected to continue to demand higher performance, more intelligence and greater functionality."

"Our collaboration with NetLogic Microsystems brings together the best technologies to produce solutions that enable customers to meet the challenges of ever increasing performance requirements," said Amir Eyal, vice president of business development at EZchip.

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