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Quadrics Selects the Fujitsu 10 Gigabit Ethernet Single-Chip Switch for Interconnect Designs

A Leader in Supercomputing, Massively Parallel Systems to Use the Fujitsu MB87Q3140


Sunnyvale, CA, November 10, 2005 — Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), an industry leader in advanced network ASSPs, today announced that Quadrics, an industry leader in high-performance interconnect technology, will use the Fujitsu 10 Gigabit Ethernet single-chip switch, the MB87Q3140, in its high-performance interconnect switching products.

Quadrics, which supplies advanced products for very high-performance supercomputers and massively parallel systems, will develop interconnects using the Fujitsu MB87Q3140, the company's industry-leading 12-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch. The single-chip device incorporates an Ethernet MAC, high-speed interface macros, low-latency switching technology and a CX4/XAUI SERDES interface, enabling development of high-performance, low-latency, low-power, and compact switches running at wire-speed bandwidth of 240 Gbps.

"Quadrics has rapidly emerged as a technological innovator, with a strong worldwide customer base and a clear, exciting mission to bring high-performance interconnects for supercomputing technology to the media, communications and finance markets, among many others," said Asif Hazarika, senior product marketing manager for FMA. "The company's QsNet interconnect delivers extremely high bandwidth and ultra-low latency, and has become a crucial component for scalable systems."

"Fujitsu established itself as the world leader in single-chip 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch technology quickly and decisively, and the company continues to pace this powerful market," said Cristoforo Romanelli, CEO of Quadrics. "The 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch from Fujitsu is ideal for the high-performance networking products that Quadrics is designing and delivering to markets worldwide."

Quadrics' products are used in systems run by many of the world's leading vendors and integrators as well as major supercomputing centers such as Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In addition, the Quadrics software products are fully integrated with Platform Inc. LSF®, Etnus Inc's TotalView™ Debugger and Pallas' VAMPIR and VAMPIRTRACE performance analysis tools.


About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America. For more information about 10 Gigabit Ethernet please see http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/10gethernet or address e-mail to inquiry@fma.fujitsu.com

About Quadrics

Quadrics (www.quadrics.com) is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance networking products for massively parallel systems. Quadrics has its HQ in the UK and local offices in the US, China and Italy. Quadrics Ltd. is fully owned by Alenia Aeronautica, one of Europe's leading corporations and part of the Finmeccanica Group (www.finmeccanica.com). The world's leading vendors and system integrators, as well as major supercomputing centers such as Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory have selected Quadrics for their High Performance Computing environments.


Press Contacts

Federica Pisani

Quadrics Ltd.
Tel: +44 117 9075375
E-mail:federica.pisani@quadrics.com


Emi Igarashi

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
Tel: 408.737.5647
E-mail:eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com


Dick Davies

IPRA
Tel: 415.777.4161
E-mail:ipra@mindspring.com