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Broadband Network Core Technology Leaders Form “Road to 100G” Alliance
Alliance formed by key technology companies to facilitate the build-out of state of the art broadband networks

June 19, 2007- NXTcomm 2007, Chicago, IL- Leading network technology providers today announced the formation of an alliance to accelerate the adoption and ongoing development of a new era of next-generation networking platforms. The “Road to 100G” Alliance has been founded by market leaders in key networking component segments critical to delivering standards-compliant solutions which address a wide range of ultra-high bandwidth applications and system configurations.

The charter of the Road to 100G Alliance is to provide a framework that encourages the development of comprehensive solutions that are optimized for high-density communications applications.  The Alliance plans to provide ongoing education, application support and common reference design data to accelerate the deployment of high performance enterprise, metro, carrier, and long haul network solutions. The Road to 100G Alliance also plans to sponsor programs, events and communications relating to the validation of these advanced networking platforms.

The founding members of the Alliance are Bay Microsystems, Inc., Enigma Semiconductor, IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.), IP Infusion (an ACCESS Company), and Lattice Semiconductor.  All Road to 100G Alliance members are leaders in their respective technology fields including network processing, search acceleration, traffic management, high-density backplane switching, configurable logic, search memories, intelligent network software, and high speed network I/O.

“The industry is experiencing unprecedented demand for bandwidth, driven primarily by the emergence of new IP-based consumer services,” said Bill Weisinger, Chairman of the Road to 100G Alliance. “The ecosystem created by the Road to 100G Alliance will facilitate and accelerate the release of new platforms that support these new services. We welcome new members in all areas, including component, software, equipment, and service providers, in order to expand the reach of this developing ecosystem.”

“The design and development of high bandwidth networking solutions that efficiently transport a broad range of media types creates many new challenges,” explained Simon Stanley, Founder and Principal Consultant, Earlswood Marketing Ltd., “The creation of an
Alliance that promises to develop an ecosystem to address these challenges from a system perspective may be just the thing the industry needs to accelerate the build-out of a new infrastructure.”

The Alliance will work to provide seamless interoperability among the disparate components required in building high-capacity network elements. Products from the Alliance members can deliver the high performance required in next-generation equipment by providing integrated solutions today that are capable of up to 40 Gbps line rates, scaling to 100 Gbps over time. The Alliance is focused on aligning a cooperative ecosystem of technology suppliers to provide cohesive, comprehensive solutions that enable network equipment OEMs to focus their internal development resources towards functionality that establishes system differentiation.

The establishment of a 100G ecosystem will serve network equipment vendors and their service provider customers with valuable services and will facilitate a more aggressive creation of the next generation networking infrastructure. It is the immediate goal of the Alliance to expand its membership to include representatives from these network equipment and service provider groups.

About the Road to 100G Alliance
The Road to 100G Alliance is a global community of leading innovative silicon, software and equipment vendors, along with service providers, dedicated to accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of a new era of next generation networking platforms.
The Alliance is a nonprofit corporation formed by its members for the purpose of providing seamless interoperability among the disparate components required in building high capacity network elements. More information regarding the Road to 100G Alliance can be found at http://www.roadto100G.org.

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