Tuesday, January 3, 2012

EZchip Partners with Marvell on Next Gen NPU

EZchip Semiconductor has selected Marvell to be the ASIC partner for its next generation network processor, the 200-Gigabit NP-5. EZchip, which had disclosed its NP-5 plans last year, said it already has signed a tier-1 router vendor for the forthcoming silicon. Samples are expected by the end of the year.

The companies were also partners for EZchip’s NP-4 100-Gigabit network processor, which is currently in production.

“We are very pleased that our leading tier-1 customers have selected to continue the EZchip path,�? said Eli Fruchter, EZchip’s CEO. “EZchip currently has a commanding position in the marketplace by providing our customers with significant time to market advantages. We believe that with the NP-5 we will further our market leadership. We will bring the NP-5 and its variants, similar to the NP-4 and its variants, to the market at the earliest possible time and allow our leading customers to continue to build on their success in the marketplace with EZchip.�?http://www,ezchip.com

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