SOURCE: NextHop Technologies Inc.

January 10, 2007 07:00 ET

Fulcrum Picks NextHop Software for Data Center Switching

Software and Silicon Combination Enables Next-Generation Data Center Switching Solutions With Industry-Leading Features and Performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 10, 2007 -- NextHop Technologies® Inc., the definitive source for networking software solutions, today announced that Fulcrum Microsystems, a world leader in delivering high-performance, standards-based interconnect devices for use in computing, storage, and networking, has partnered with NextHop for data-center switching software technology.

Fulcrum's FocalPoint 10-Gigabit Ethernet-switch chip family leverages the latest turnkey version of NextHop's industry-leading switching software. The advanced capabilities offered enable customers to achieve faster time-to-market and earlier time-to-revenue than other options available in the market.

"The integration of NextHop's newest generation of switching software with Fulcrum's FocalPoint switch chip family demonstrates the wide market appeal and excitement for high-speed, low-latency Ethernet interconnect solutions, which is the hallmark of our company," said Mike Zeile, vice president of marketing for Fulcrum. "We're delighted to add NextHop to our family of partners. To our customers, it brings a proven go-to-market model for producing feature-rich communication systems faster and more cost effectively than ever before."

"Fulcrum is in an exciting space with tremendous market potential," said PG Menon, vice president of marketing for NextHop Technologies. "Our leading-edge, switching software enables customers to focus on market differentiators and get to market more quickly than starting development ground-up. We are excited to be working with Fulcrum."

About Fulcrum Microsystems

Fulcrum Microsystems Inc is a fabless semiconductor company focused on developing interconnect switch chips for next-generation board and system designs. The company's devices change the paradigm for interconnects, offering low latency, fine-grained flow control, and high throughput which combine to simplify the board design and to build in more flexibility and higher performance. More information can be found at

About NextHop Technologies

NextHop Technologies is a leading developer of networking software solutions, partnering with customers, vendors and standards bodies, to enable and empower innovation for the networking and telecommunications market. NextHop enables turnkey solutions using merchant silicon and off-the-shelf hardware for the wired and wireless LAN communications market. NextHop's GateD® legacy provides the most complete set of routing protocols in the industry that is more reliable, more tested and more scalable than any other vendor-neutral solution. NextHop offers the unique combination of quick time-to-market and comprehensive networking functionality for carrier, enterprise LAN and WLAN equipment manufacturers. NextHop reaches these customers through a direct sales model and is based in Mountain View, California. For further information, please visit

NextHop Technologies and GateD are registered trademarks and NextHop is a trademark of NextHop Technologies Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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