Xelerated and Infineon Technologies form strategic alliance on transport network solutions

June 22, 2004 Concord, MA - Xelerated, a provider of network processors, announced that it has signed an agreement with Infineon Technologies AG. The agreement is designed to meet the requirements of system providers developing solutions for the data aware transport network.

June 22, 2004 Concord, MA - Xelerated, a provider of network processors, announced that it has signed an agreement with Infineon Technologies AG.The agreement is designed to meet the requirements of system providers developing solutions for the data aware transport network.

"Our cooperation with Xelerated has already garnered success with Tier-1 customers and we will further build on this momentum to address our customers' requirements. Xelerated's network processor meets our customer's requirements for deterministic protocol processing at low power and complements Infineon's framer and switching solutions with higher layer processing," said Christian Scherp, vice president of marketing, Wireline Communications, Infineon Technologies North America.

The patented technology developed by Xelerated is proven in enterprise, metro and transport applications which all share the key requirements of wire speed with low power consumption, small footprint and programmability to support future software additions. The highly efficient data flow architecture sets a new standard for cost/performance, delivering deterministic processing for high density line and service cards with up to 40 Gbits/sec of aggregated user bandwidth, while dissipating less than 10W and costing only $490.

Xelerated and Infineon are developing joint reference designs for customer solutions in the emerging data-aware transport market where Ethernet MPLS/VPLS-based data networking is added on top of SDH/SONET or Resilient Packet Ring (RPR). The companies will also collaborate on sales and marketing of these solutions, with Xelerated's X10q family of network processors being available from Infineon as part of its solutions offerings to its customers.

"I am very excited about the cooperation with Infineon. Our joint efforts have already paid off and by working with Infineon's world-wide sales force we will be able to go after an even larger customer base," says Johan Börje, CEO of Xelerated.

Jointly developed 10-Gbit/sec RPR technology will be showcased in Infineon's booth #12347 at the Supercomm 2004 exhibition, in Chicago on June 22-24.

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