Gadzoox Networks’ Fibre Channel Technology Available Through IBM's Blue Logic IP Library

10/15/2002 - Gadzoox Networks, a global supplier of innovative Storage Area Network (SAN) products, announced that the company has become a member of IBM’s Blue Logic Intellectual Property (IP) Collaboration program. As part of this collaboration effort, Gadzoox Networks will optimize and synthesize all of their FabriCore EnginesTM Fibre Channel (FC) Media Access Controller (MAC) cores with IBM’s Blue Logic design methodology.

"We offer the only proven, interoperable Fibre Channel cores available on the market today and the feedback I have received from leading technology companies, like IBM, is a clear indication that there is a requirement for proven FC IP for the development of next generation storage networking products," said Steve Dalton, Gadzoox Networks’ President and CEO. "The collaboration between Gadzoox Networks and IBM provides both large and small companies with leading storage silicon manufacturing capabilities and enables them to get to market quickly with IP that has been verified in a real-world, system-level environment."

"The goal of IBM's Blue Logic program is to expand the choices available for ASIC design applications," said Tom Reeves, vice president, ASIC product group, IBM Microelectronics. "Companies like Gadzoox Networks, who have qualified their solutions with IBM's Blue Logic Design methodology, help increase the offerings in the IBM library of technical solutions."

About FabriCore Engines FC MACs
Creator of the SAN concept and the industry’s first FC hub, Gadzoox Networks has leveraged seven years of FC experience and expertise, including nine patents and six patents pending into the FabriCore Engines FC MACs. The FabriCore Engines FC MACs offer customers a quick and simplified way to add advanced FC functionality with real-world proven IP to their next-generation storage networking products.

About Gadzoox Networks
Since 1996 Gadzoox Networks has led the industry in market "firsts" and continues to drive the Storage Area Network (SAN) entry-level market with innovative Fibre Channel switching technology. The company has consistently delivered a time-tomarket advantage to major OEM customers enabling them to create clear business value for their customer base. Gadzoox Networks is a voting member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), with corporate headquarters located in Santa Clara, California.

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