SwitchCore Partners with Huawei to Launch Highly Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Switches

12/2/2002 - SwitchCore is announcing a partnership with Shenzhen, China-based Huawei Technologies to deliver GigE routing switches, incorporating SwitchCore's CXE technology, to the enterprise market. The first product of their collaboration is the Quidway® S5516, an enterprise routing switch available now.

The Quidway® S5516 offers wirespeed switching and routing of up to 24 million packets per second in a modular configuration with a 32 Gbps backplane. It is equipped with four slots and modules including 4*1000Base-SX, LX, and 4*1000/100/10Base-T. The Quidway® S5516 features policy-based quality of service (QoS) with 128 classes, DiffServ and 802.1p support.

"The Quidway S5516 unlocks high bandwidth applications for the enterprise market," says the Product Marketing Manager of Huawei Technologies Enterprise Switch/Router Group. "SwitchCore's highly integrated switch technology allows us to incorporate a wealth of functionality at the chip level while reducing overall cost."

SwitchCore's CXE technology makes it possible to achieve the highest degree of functionality on a small surface, which in turn gives customers greater capacity at lower per port costs. The technology has a highly integrated shared memory switching architecture, designed to allow extremely high throughput and flexibility, and integrates MAC, CAM, Switch Engine and Primary Buffer Memory into a single device. The only external components required are the PHY and a management CPU.

"Huawei's Quidway product family recognizes and responds to the rapidly growing enterprise routing market with a suite of features that lead the industry," says Henric Isacsson, CEO at SwitchCore. "We are very excited to be working with Huawei to develop these products."

About SwitchCore
SwitchCore AB is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops, and markets integrated silicon devices for network equipment manufacturers and suppliers, worldwide. SwitchCore's CXE technology significantly increases the bandwidth and performance of switches and routers. With SwitchCore's components customers can reduce manufacturing costs for their complete products and achieve shorter lead times to market. Customers include suppliers of network devices such as Intel, Asanté Technologies and Allied Telesyn. The SwitchCore Group has about 85 employees, offices in Lund and Stockholm in Sweden, San Jose, California and Boston, Massachusetts in the US and Singapore in Asia. The company is listed on Stockholmbörsen's Attract 40 list under the SCOR ticker.

About Huawei
Established in 1988, Huawei Technologies is a high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development (R&D), production and marketing of communications equipment, providing customized network solutions for telecom carriers in optical, fixed, mobile and data communications networks. Huawei's customers include China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Netcom as well as Thai AIS, South Korea Telecom, SingTel, Hutchison Global Crossing, PCCW, Telemar (Brazil), etc. The company has annual sales of approximately $3.1 billion and has about 22,000 employees.

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