ARTESYN COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES SpiderTCP available for the ‘Ready for IBM Technology’TM program

7/1/2002 - Spider Software a wholly owned subsidiary of Artesyn Communication Products LLC, a leading supplier of communication controllers, high-speed teledatacom interfaces, and protocols has announced the immediate availability of SpiderTCP as part of IBM’s ‘Ready for IBM Technology’TM program. SpiderTCP has been integrated, tested and accredited to be compatible with, and work seamlessly out-of-the-box with IBM’s NP4GS3 PowerNP network processor. This represents an exciting opportunity for us to work closely with IBM and their customers in a determined effort to reduce time to market for new IBM PowerNP network processor based solutions.

"We have been planning SpiderTCP for the IBM NP4GS3 PowerNP network processor for some time and are proud and excited to announce its availability. The ‘Ready for IBM Technology’ program is significant for a very simple reason: it builds our business and helps us support IBM’s customers" said Armando Garcia, the division's vice president of network processing, IBM Microelectronics Div.

A STREAMS-based implementation of the TCP protocol suite. Spider TCP supports sockets (TCP, UDP and raw IP), TLI, DLPI, multicasting, RIPv2, OSPF, SNMP, IPsec tunnel mode, DHCP forwarding, SLIP and SNAP/LLC1.

About Artesyn Communication Products
Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies (NASDAQ-NM:ATSN), provides a broad range of communications technology for use in carrier-grade voice over packet and wireless infrastructure and optical networking. Products include WAN interfaces, CPU boards, DSP boards and software, SpiderTM protocols and hardware/software subsystems. Based on PMC, CompactPCI or custom platforms, Artesyn’s products are used to develop products and systems for worldwide TeledatacomTM networks and real-time communications applications. Located in Madison, Wis., Artesyn Communication Products is an ISO-9001 certified company. Visit its Web site at

About Artesyn Technologies
Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla, is a leading provider of advanced power conversion equipment and real-time subsystems to the communications industry. With one of the broadest portfolios of power products available, Artesyn offers customers a wide range of high efficiency AC/DC power supplies, as well as advanced DC/DC and Point of Load converters for distributed power architectures. Artesyn’s line of WAN interfaces, CPU boards, DSP solutions and protocol stacks are also at work in many of today’s leading TeledatacomTM networks. For more information about Artesyn Technologies and its products, please visit the company's web site at

For more information, contact:
Artesyn Communication Products
8310 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717
Tel: 608.831.5500 or 800.356.9602
Fax: 608.831.4249

TeledatacomTM and SpiderTM are trademarks of Artesyn Communication Products, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

The Ready for IBM Technology Mark and the trademarks contained therein are trademarks of IBM Corp. and are under license only to indicate compatability with the IBM PowerNP network Processor.

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