Centec, DASAN Network Solutions partner for open network switches

Centec Networks of China and DASAN Network Solutions have agreed to collaborate on the development of open network systems. The partnership will leverage Centec's expertise in Ethernet switching silicon and DASAN's system design expertise to create network switching offerings that address "all hierarchical layers of the open-networking ecosystem, from chips and equipment to network operating systems and applications," in the words of a press announcement.

Centec Networks of China and DASAN Network Solutions have agreed to collaborate on the development of open network systems. The partnership will leverage Centec's expertise in Ethernet switching silicon (see, for example, "Centec Networks GoldenGate switch chip aims at Broadcom Trident II") and DASAN's system design expertise to create network switching offerings that address "all hierarchical layers of the open-networking ecosystem, from chips and equipment to network operating systems and applications," in the words of a press announcement.

"We're excited to be collaborating with Centec," said Kevin Lee, vice president of DASAN Network Solutions. "Centec is a key player in Ethernet switching silicon and especially well-known for innovative solutions based on new technologies. We've already defined several very attractive designs with Centec and believe this partnership will generate significant opportunities for both parties in Asia as well as the broader global marketplace."

"DASAN is a very capable system solution provider with a strong position in the global networking sector," added James Sun, Centec Networks CEO. "This partnership will showcase the unique capabilities of Centec's Ethernet switching silicon and create opportunities for us to serve new applications and broader markets. We are committed to working closely with DASAN on innovative network switching solutions that will help our customers address both current and future networking challenges."

The companies did not indicate when the first results of their collaboration can be expected.

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