Mellanox Selected By Tornado Insider As One Of Europe’s Top 25 Emerging Technology Companies

6/25/2002 - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., the leading provider of InfiniBandTM silicon, was recently recognized in the second annual ‘Tornado Insider 100’ list to an elite group of 25 of Europe’s top emerging private technology companies. The list highlights companies that have proven to be creative, agile and truly innovative in a challenging climate.

Mellanox was selected as among the top 25 of 100 companies picked from thousands of candidates. The winners were picked by Tornado Insider's research and editorial departments, in conjunction with industry insiders and high tech analysts, as well as sector and regional specialists.

"Mellanox is proud to have been recognized by Tornado Insider," said Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies. "Having an InfiniBand silicon provider considered one of Europe’s top emerging technology companies, demonstrates the ever expanding influence of InfiniBand. InfiniBand will clearly have a significant impact on the global technology market."

The list, which will be detailed in the summer issue of Tornado Insider magazine due in July, will profile Mellanox and the other 99 most promising and innovative emerging companies in the European IT and biotech sectors.

"These companies are the elite of Europe," said Timothy Weeks, Tornado Insider’s Senior Research Analyst. "They have clearly demonstrated that the technology they are commercializing today will change the way things are done tomorrow."

The ‘Tornado Insider 100’ selection criteria favored companies that have clearly demonstrated that the technology they are commercializing today will change the way things are done tomorrow. The selection of Mellanox and the rest of the top 100 was narrowed from thousands of candidates and judged by the following criteria:

The companies selected also had to meet the requirement of selling products that match their marketing promises as well as exhibit an ability of utilizing their funding in the most effective manner. Indicative of this years ‘follow the money’ philosophy, biotech and Israel were included in this year’s list.

About Mellanox Technologies
Mellanox is the leading supplier of InfiniBand semiconductors, providing switches, Host Channel Adapters, and Target Channel Adapters to the server, communications and data storage markets. In January 2001, Mellanox Technologies delivered the InfiniBridge MT21108, the first 1X/4X InfiniBand device to market, and is now shipping second-generation InfiniScale and InfiniHost silicon. The company has raised more than $89 million to date and has strong corporate and venture backing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Dell Computer, Intel Capital, Raza Venture Management, Sequoia Capital, Sun Microsystems, US Venture Partners, Vitesse and others. In 2001 and 2002 Mellanox has been recognized with awards by Computerworld, Network Computing, Red Herring, and Upside magazines as a key emerging technology company. Mellanox currently has more than 200 employees in multiple sites worldwide. The company’s business operations, sales, marketing and customer support are headquartered in Santa Clara, CA; with the design, engineering, software, system validation, and quality and reliability operations based in Israel. For more information on Mellanox, visit

*InfiniBand is a registered service mark and trademark of the InfiniBand Trade Association.
*InfiniBridge and InfiniPCI are registered trademarks of Mellanox Inc.

Media Contact:
Chip Dehnert
Dehnert Communications
For Mellanox Technologies

Business Contact:
Kevin Deierling
Vice President, Product Marketing
Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
408-970-3400 x 302

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