ZTE Corp. selects the NP-1 from Ezchip Technologies to power next-generation metro switch

August 1, 2002--EZchip Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company providing 10- and 40-Gbit network processors, today announced that ZTE Corp., China's largest telecom equipment manufacturer, has selected the NP-1 to power its next- generation metro switch.

EZchip Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company providing 10- and 40-Gbit network processors, today announced that ZTE Corp., China's largest telecom equipment manufacturer, has selected the NP-1 to power its next- generation metro switch.

EZchip's NP-1 network processor is a single-chip, 10-Gbit, 7-layer, full-duplex network processor. The NP-1's integration slashes the chip-count, power dissipation, complexity, and cost of network processing solutions by as much as 80%, claims the company, while increasing their time in market to support demanding new applications.

"Our focus is to supply our customers with the most powerful and competitive solutions which contribute to their success in the marketplace," explains Wu Jie, the team leader of ZTE Corp.'s Metro Ethernet solution. "EZchip is providing us with the most integrated 10-Gigabit network processor available today, which enables simpler design and faster time to market with tremendous system cost savings. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them."

"Since the sampling of NP-1 in April this year, we have seen a significant increase in interest and design win momentum with leading network equipment vendors," asserts Amir Eyal, vice president of business development at EZchip Technologies. "The opportunity to work with a company the size and stature of ZTE is a true validation of our technology. The NP-1 represents tremendous cost savings for ZTE and will enable them to reduce development time while increasing the lifecycle of their products in the marketplace. We expect that a successful integration of NP-1 in ZTE's metro switches will lead to further NP-1 deployment within ZTE products in the future."

ZTE Corp. is a member of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance. The company plans to integrate this technology into their SmartNetwork Metro solution.

ZTE is China's largest listed telecommunications equipment manufacturer. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.zte.com.cn.

EZchip Technologies, a subsidiary of LanOptics Ltd.) is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For additional information, visit the company on the Web at www.ezchip.com.

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