SOURCE: The Linley Group

April 11, 2006 07:11 ET

The Linley Group Releases Networking Silicon Market Share; Broadcom Leads Market in Revenue and Revenue Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- The Linley Group, the leading provider of independent analysis of the networking-silicon industry, today issued its report "Networking Silicon Market Share 2005." The report provides market share information for 19 networking-related product markets, including network processors, Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet components, VoIP chips, broadband interfaces, and switch fabrics. With this information suppliers can assess their competitive standing in their chosen markets and evaluate opportunities in adjacent markets. Investors and buyers of networking silicon can make better investment and sourcing decisions by using the information to identify winners and losers.

"We're pleased to supplement our detailed coverage of networking silicon technology with analysis of the networking silicon market. Our broader scope benefits all of our clients, be they OEMs, service providers, investors, or chip companies," said Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group.

The report reveals that Broadcom remained the leading supplier of networking silicon. More significantly, Broadcom increased its revenue over 2004 more than any other supplier. The company's gains came largely from Gigabit Ethernet and DSL at the expense of Intel and STMicroelectronics. Smaller companies performing well include NetLogic in network search engines, Neterion in 10-Gigabit Ethernet, and Passave in passive optical networking (PON).

"Because our data spans a mixture of established and emerging product markets, we provide insight into how the future will unfold as newer technologies displace mature ones. By also covering key niche markets, even the smaller companies that typically supply these markets can be evaluated," continued Mr. Gwennap.

Availability

The report is available now directly from The Linley Group. For further details, including pricing and a list of included tables, visit http://www.linleygroup.com/Reports/mn_guide.html or contact Candace Doyle at +1-408-370-7631 or candaced@linleygroup.com.

About The Linley Group

The Linley Group is the leading provider of independent technology analysis for the networking-silicon industry, covering emerging areas such as wireless handset processors, access processors, network processors, communications processors, Gigabit Ethernet, switch fabrics, high-speed interconnects, security and content processors, high-speed embedded processors, and more. The company provides in-depth technology reports and interactive seminars as well as strategic consulting services tailored to the individual client. To get free access to The Linley Group's analysis of recent news and events in this market segment, subscribe to our e-mail newsletters. More information about The Linley Group is available at http://www.linleygroup.com.

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