Artesyn Communication Products Teams with Motorola to Build High-Performance 3G Wireless Solutions

7/23/2002 - Artesyn Communication Products, a global supplier of modular communication boards and software, announced it is collaborating with Motorola Inc., the leading supplier of communications processors, to give OEMs and service providers flexible, high-performance interface solutions for their 3G wireless infrastructure.

The result of the collaboration: a new line of Artesyn WAN I/O hardware and software featuring the Motorola C-5 Network Processor (NP). Using the CompactPCI Packet-Switching Backplane (cPSB) standard form factor, the boards will provide the OC-3/STM-1 interfaces used to bridge Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Internet Protocol (IP) networks. As a result, this product line will be ideal for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) architectures, as well as other 3G wireless applications.

"We're pleased to be associated with a leading provider of communication subsystems like Artesyn Communication Products," said John Bednarek, director of business development for Motorola’s C-Port Network Processor Family. "Our fully programmable C-5 NP complements Artesyn's core technologies and expertise, enabling rapid development of advanced solutions for key markets such as 3G wireless equipment."

The C-5 NP is the first-generation network processor in Motorola’s C-Port family. Its flexible architecture supports full programmability of virtually any protocol and interface, allowing companies to use the processor in a wide range of networking applications. The C-5 NP also features a C-based programming environment and advanced development tools, including robust chip simulations. And off-the-shelf reference applications, such as ATM interworking applications, are key to getting customers to market quickly with clearly differentiated products.

“The C-5 processor couples exceptional programmability with high data bandwidth and ATM reference applications, a combination we couldn’t find in competitive processors,” said Jeff Durst, director of product marketing, Artesyn Communication Products. “This gives us the vital processing power to build 3G wireless solutions that support our customers’ ATM/IP interworking requirements.”

Artesyn will introduce its first C-5 NP-enabled product in the third quarter of 2002. The company also plans on integrating other C-Port family processors, including the recently introduced C-5e NP, in future WAN interface releases.

About Motorola
As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector creates DigitalDNA(tm) system-on-chip solutions for a connected world. Our strong focus on wireless communications and networking enables customers to develop smarter, simpler, faster and synchronized products for the person, work team, home and automobile. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $4.9 billion (USD) in 2001. Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion. http://www.motorola.com/

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, Spider™ protocols and hardware/software subsystems. Based on PMC, CompactPCI or custom platforms, Artesyn’s products are used to develop products and systems for worldwide Teledatacom™ networks and real-time communications applications. Located in Madison, Wis., Artesyn Communication Products is an ISO-9001 certified company. Visit its Web site at http://www.artesyncp.com

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 Teledatacom‰ networks. For more information about Artesyn Technologies and its products, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.artesyn.com

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
E-mail: info@artesyncp.com
Web: http://www.artesyncp.com

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

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