Cypress Presents Web Seminar on Search Subsystem for IPv4 and IPv6

6/25/2004 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY) announced that it will host a one-hour net seminar entitled “A Scalable and Cost-Optimized Search Subsystem for IPv4 and IPv6.” The live seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. PST.

Developing an optimal search subsystem frequently requires taking advantage of the best of TCAM-based and algorithmic search engines. Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group, will begin this live net seminar with an introduction of search-system market trends and analysis. Following Mr. Bolaria’s presentation, Cypress’s Dr. Pankaj Gupta will discuss the technical and business motivations for combining fundamentally different technologies into one search subsystem. Dr. Gupta will explain the requirements of forwarding lookups vs. policy lookups, the pros and cons of ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM) and algorithmic search solutions and highlight the specific challenges encountered when migrating from IPV4 to IPV6. He will also cover system software considerations.

Finally, Karl Etzel, product manager for Cypress’s Data Communications division, will discuss how Cypress's search engine portfolio enables system architects to optimize the search subsystem for a range of applications, along with performance results for IPv4 and IPv6. Mr. Etzel will also compare cost, power, reliability and scalability of a TCAM-only implementation for several application scenarios.

About the speakers
Jag Bolaria is a senior analyst at The Linley Group. During more than 20 years in the communication and PC semiconductor industries, he defined and launched products that have generated billion-dollar revenues. He has spoken at several industry conferences and has written articles for EDN and other trade publications. His extensive industry experience includes senior roles in both marketing and engineering at Intel and other companies.

Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Principal Architect for Cypress’s Data Communications Division, is the recipient of the Arthur Samuel award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University in 2000-2001. His interests lie in networking at Layer 3 and above, with focus on the architecture and design of linecards and fabrics in high-performance switches and routers. Extensions of his previous work on lookup and classification are currently used extensively throughout the industry. Dr. Gupta has previously worked for Cisco Systems, and was the cofounder and CTO of Sahasra Networks before its acquisition by Cypress Semiconductor in early 2002.

Karl Etzel is the Product Manager for the Sahasra 50000 NSE in Cypress's Data Communications Division. Mr. Etzel has been at Cypress for three years, where his responsibilities have included product definition and rollout for specialty memories and network search engines. Prior to joining Cypress, Mr. Etzel was an R&D program manager in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program. He holds a BSME from the University of Notre Dame and an MSME from the University of California at Irvine.

Win a Palm Tungsten E or Apple Mini iPOD
By registering, each participant will be entered into a drawing that will be held at the end of the net seminar. Two participants will be selected to win their choice of either a Palm Tungsten E or an Apple Mini iPOD.

NetSeminar Registration
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Cypress’s Network Search Engines
The Ayama 10000 family of NSEs maintains the Cypress lead in the commercial TCAM market by extending the density and speed of the NSE70000 family: density options of 4-Mbit, 9-Mbit and 18-Mbit with speeds up to 266 MSPS. In addition, the Ayama 10000 family addresses system’s power and latency concerns with differentiated features such as Mini-KeyTM power management and Soft PriorityTM table management.

Building on the Ayama 10000 family, the Ayama 20000 NSE is a high-performance TCAM-based network search engine that seamlessly connects to the Network Processing Forum (NPF) approved LA-1 interface-based commercial NPUs. The Ayama 20000 NSE is available in 9-Mbit and 18-Mbit densities; at 266-million searches per second (MSPS) it is the highest-performance LA-1 based NSE in the market.

In addition to TCAM-based solutions, Cypress is the only vendor to also offer an Algorithmic SRAM-based forwarding search engine. The SahasraTM 50000 NSE is a family of algorithmic search engines optimized for large forwarding tables in applications such as virtual router forwarding (VRF) and virtual private network (VPNs) that need greater than one-million table entries. The Sahasra NSE family can achieve 250 MSPS, at a fraction of the power and cost of existing TCAM-based search solutions.

Cypress’s comprehensive NSE portfolio has been adopted by leading router, L2/3 switche, CMTS, DSLAM and storage area network manufacturers.

Cypress is a member of the Intel Communications Alliance and is also an active member and contributor to the NPF. More information on the Intel Communications Alliance can be found at and information on the NPF can be found at

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First MileTM with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications. Cypress ConnectsTM using wireless, wireline, digital and optical transmission standards, including USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Ayama, Sahasra, Mini-Key, Soft Priority, “Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile” and “Cypress Connects” are trademarks of Cypress.

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