EZchip Releases New 200-Gigabit Network Processor

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Israel’s EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., a producer of high-performance data-path processing solutions for carrier and data-center networks, announced that its latest network processor, the 200-Gigabit NP-5, is now in full production.

EZchip is a fabless semiconductor company that provides high-performance data-path processing solutions for a wide range of applications for carrier, cloud and data center networks.

The company said that after it conducted extensive testing and qualification, the NP-5 is now being delivered in quantity to EZchip’s customers for deployment in Tier-1 carrier and data-center networks.
The NP-5, EXchip boasts, has secured design wins among leading carrier router vendors as well as other network equipment vendors and provides a natural scale-up path for customers that use EZchip’s market-leading NP-4 100-Gigabit processor. The NP-5 sells at roughly a 50% higher ASP (average selling price) and enables vendors to double and triple the port density of their line cards.

EZchip asserts that with the NP-5, EZchip’s customers can now deliver higher port-density line cards with multiple 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit ports, while continuing their offering of NP-4 based line cards for 10-Gigabit ports.

The NP-5, the company declares, provides “unprecedented integration and enables building routers and switches for carrier networks as well as for data center network equipment with exceptional port density and functionality while reducing overall cost.” The NP-5 drives line cards and appliances that feature multiple 100 and 40-Gigabit ports as well as numerous 10-Gigabit ports.

“The largest of EZchip’s router vendor customers are now providing NP-5 based line cards to their customers, and the NP-5’s exceptional performance and integration has enabled our Tier-1 customers to secure new large data-center customers which we believe should result in a significant increase in NP-5 business, ” said Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip Semiconductor.

“We are also well advanced in bringing to market the revolutionary NPS network processor that drives new applications and yet again doubles throughput and opens up new market opportunities for us. We believe that with the NP-5 now in production and with the NPS expected to sample in 2015, EZchip is well positioned to dominate the network processors market for years to come, ” he added.

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