SwitchCore's CXE Technology inside RAMiX Inc's CP922 all Gigabit Ethernet CPCI Switch

6/28/2002 - SwitchCore AB (publ.), developer of integrated switching devices for internet and data communications, today announces that RAMiX Inc. has launched an Embedded Ethernet Switch utilizing SwitchCore technology. The RAMiX CP922 is an Embedded Ethernet Switch, in CompactPCI form factor, based on SwitchCore's CXE-16 switch silicon.

"Working with SwitchCore has enabled RAMiX to be the first supplier of an Embedded Ethernet Switch offering up to 20 Gigabit Ethernet ports with Layer 3 Management capabilities," explained Kim Barnhill, Strategic Marketing and Sales at RAMiX Inc. "The ability to offer all fiber connectivity via the front panel has provided a successful solution to our customers looking for a long haul uplink. This has naturally been of special interest to our European customer base where front panel access is of such importance."

SwitchCore's CXE technology was the first commercially available switch fabric to offer these capabilities and, through close collaboration, this technology has now enabled RAMiX to be the first manufacturer of Commercial Off-The-Shelf embedded switches to achieve this functionality. Supporting partners in implementing COTS products is essential in the need to address the OEMs' continued demands for overall lower cost product and accelerated time-to-market.

"The adoption of the PICMG standard has made the CompactPCI Embedded Networking market an exciting space for us, and RAMiX has engineered a very attractive product poised for market success. It is with pleasure we have worked together with RAMiX to make this product possible", said Mike Farnam, VP of Sales at SwitchCore.

The CP922 compliments RAMiX's family of PICMG 2.16 switches by providing an option for front panel I/O via Gigabit fiber Ethernet. The CP922 supports Layer 3/4 switching with full management capability via SNMP, Telnet or a Web Server interface. The product family provides an all Gigabit switching solution for high availability systems with up to 20 ports of Gigabit Ethernet [fiber] routed to the front. The alternative single slot solution is still capable of offering up to 10 ports of Gigabit Ethernet front panel I/O. Designed to meet NEBS Level 3 compliance, the products are based on the Hot Swap CPCI specification with blue LED.

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. The flagship product, the CXE-16, an integrated switching device, can switch up to 24 million packets per second. The SwitchCore Group has about 90 employees and offices in Lund and Stockholm in Sweden, San Jose, California and Boston, Massachusetts in the US and Singapore in Asia. The company is quoted on the Stockholm Exchange's Attract 40-list under the SCOR ticker. For more information: http://www.switchcore.com.

RAMiX Inc. is a leading, independent designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art Embedded Ethernet Switches, Networking, I/O, Storage and memory solutions. RAMiX supplies a diverse market place ranging from internetworking and telecommunications, through process control to rugged, extended temperature military environments. RAMiX delivers innovative products supporting all the prominent suppliers of Single Board Computers, Real-Time and UNIX Operating Systems. The product range includes 10/100/1000 Embedded Ethernet Switches, a wide array of Network Interface Cards (NICs) featuring both intelligent and non-intelligent solutions, Serial I/O, Flash and SSD memory, bus expansion and adaptation (PCMCIA, PMC, VME, cPCI).

RAMiX sells and supports OEM and distribution partners worldwide with offices in the USA and Europe. For further information, please contact your regional representative or directly via email to info@ramix.com.

Mike Farnam, VP of Sales, SwitchCore
Phone: +1 408 535 2244
Email: mike.farnam@switchcore.com

Elizabeth Wilkinson, Director Strategic Marketing, RAMiX Inc
Phone: +44 131 561 3522
Email: elizabeth@ramix.com

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