Trebia Targets OEMs with Production-ready Storage Network Processing

7/28/2003 - Trebia Networks, Inc., a leader in the development of system-on-silicon solutions for storage networking applications, announced it is delivering complete, production-ready storage network processing solutions for use by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Three versions of the SNP-1000 storage network processor (SNP-1000, SNP-1000L and SNP-1000i) have been fully qualified and tested meeting the exacting requirements of OEM production release. Completing the solution, the SANPort version 1.1 combination of firmware and software has also been fully tested to production standards for these SNP-1000 ICs.

"Transforming IP storage from a great concept into thousands of terabytes of block-mode storage extending beyond core data centers requires thousands of switches, gateways, storage systems and initiators. Our production-ready SNP solution enables OEMs to make iSCSI's promise a reality, with world-class features and performance," said Ruediger Stroh, Trebia's Chief Executive Officer.

"Trebia's iSCSI solution lowers the entry-level price for fabric-attached storage by enabling block-mode storage in Ethernet LAN infrastructures," said Charlie Kraus, Director of HBA Marketing for LSI Logic Storage Standard Products.

"We demonstrated high quality and long-term reliability by taking Trebia's SNP-1000 product through a well-defined, industry standard silicon and package qualification process. We're excited about Trebia's transition from sampling to production," said Gina Gloski, Vice President & General Manager, Worldwide Manufacturing Operations for eSilicon.

At the heart of the Trebia SNP-1000TM family is a unique, single-chip architecture that delivers the industry's highest performance, with the industry's smallest footprint. The Trebia SNP-1000TM is the industry's only single-chip processor that interconnects 2 Gbps Fibre Channel to IP storage networks and supports both FCIP and iSCSI simultaneously. Taking the place of as many as four ICs to reduce system costs and power and deliver higher density, the SNP-1000 offers wire-speed performance and a rich feature set. The Trebia SNP-1000LTM processor offers OEMs a quick-to-develop, high-performance solution for iSCSI and Fibre Channel connectivity. The chip is designed to enable "bolt-on" iSCSI connectivity for existing Fibre Channel products. The Trebia SNP-1000i is a highly integrated, high-performance TCP Offload Engine (TOE) that completely offloads TCP/IP segment processing from the host CPU to achieve maximum storage application performance.

The various members of the SNP-1000 family are produced, packaged and tested in a 0.18-micron CMOS process for Trebia Networks by its foundry partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC), and its other partners such as Amkor and eSilicon.

Industry standard compliance and interoperability
The SNP-1000 family is based on key Fibre Channel, SAN, FCIP and iSCSI standards. It is SANMarkTM certified and UNH IOL tested for interoperability. In addition, it meets all iSCSI and Fibre Channel-over-IP (FCIP) specifications.

About Trebia Networks
Trebia Networks delivers innovative system-on-silicon solutions that enable heterogeneous storage networks based on iSCSI, Fibre Channel and FCIP. Beginning with its SNP-1000, SNP-1000L, SNP-1000i and SNP-500 products, Trebia designs, develops and markets chip and software solutions that power FC switches/gateways, FC/iSCSI endpoints and native iSCSI products. Trebia's SNP products greatly accelerate FCIP and iSCSI, enabling storage networking OEM's to deliver enterprise-class features for IP Storage applications while reducing cost, complexity and overall time-to-market required by alternative solutions. Incorporated in July 2000, Trebia is based in Acton, in the middle of Massachusetts' high-tech corridor. For more information, visit Trebia Networks on the Internet at

Trebia and SNP-1000 are registered trademarks, and SNP-500 and PacketSure are trademarks of Trebia Networks, Inc.

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