SwitchCore's CXE Technology Selected in Asanté's Gigabit Switches

7/3/2002 - SwitchCore AB (publ.), developer of integrated switching devices for internet and data communications, today announces a partnership with Asanté Technologies (NASDAQ: ASNT.OB), a leading provider of network solutions for the education, enterprise, and service provider marketplaces. Asanté is working in partnership with SwitchCore to develop multi-layer Gigabit switches using SwitchCore's CXE-2010 and CXE-16 chips.

"With support for features such as Jumbo Frame support and full IEEE802.1p QoS, including bandwidth management controls on a 16-port Gigabit switch, the single chip SwitchCore solution will enable Asanté to deliver state-of-the-art next-generation multi-layer Gigabit technology at an extremely low price point", said Kate Lowes, Asanté VP - Advanced Systems Products and Business Development.

"Asanté is a leading company in the workgroup and enterprise networking segment and we are happy to have worked with them to enable their next Gigabit switching solutions", said Mike Farnam, VP of Sales at SwitchCore.

The first products are fully managed Layer 2 and Layer 3/4, 16-port Gigabit switches using GBIC and 1000BaseT interfaces. Shipping is expected to start in August.

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

About Asanté
Asanté Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of network solutions for the education, enterprise, and service provider marketplaces. The company's IntraCore® products support multi-service applications for large enterprises. Asanté's FriendlyNET® products simplify networking and provide Internet access for mobile and office professionals. For additional information, visit www.asante.com or call 408-435-8401.

Henric Isacsson, CEO, SwitchCore AB
Phone: +46 709 82 96 06
Email: henric.isacsson@switchcore.com

Mike Farnam, VP of Sales, SwitchCore
Phone: 408 535 2244

Karen Richardson, Marketing Communications, Asanté
Phone: 408-435-8401, ext. 351

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