SOURCE: The Linley Group

The Linley Group

January 19, 2010 09:50 ET

Linley Tech Seminar Features Leading Edge Developments in Carrier Ethernet Design

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - The Linley Group, the leading provider of independent technology analysis in semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless, presents "Carrier Ethernet Design," the first Linley Tech Seminar of 2010.

This one-day event will focus on network processors, packet processors, Ethernet switches, and related technologies for applications such as 100G Ethernet, packet transport, and mobile backhaul. Highlights include EZchip, Xelerated, and TPACK making their first public presentations describing technical details of 100Gbps network processors and packet processors.

"Scaling Carrier Ethernet network bandwidth, while also transporting legacy traffic, presents serious challenges for equipment and service providers," said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst with The Linley Group. "Our seminar explores the next-generation design trends for 2010 and beyond. We will review the network processors, packet processors, Ethernet switches and related technologies for applications such as 100G Ethernet, packet optical transport and mobile backhaul. Attendees will also hear leading Carrier Ethernet chip vendors discuss issues such as quality of service and security."

Presenting Companies

--  The Linley Group senior analyst, Bob Wheeler, will open the day with an 
    overview of market, technology, equipment-design, and silicon trends for 
    designers of Carrier-Ethernet equipment.
--  AppliedMicro senior director of technology Raghu Kondapalli - "Bounding 
    End-to-End Rate and Delay Jitter"
--  EZchip VP technology applications Patrick Bisson - "EZchip NP-4: One 
    Hundred Gigabit and Beyond"
--  Fulcrum Microsystems director of product marketing Gary Lee - "Support of 
    Legacy TDM Traffic in a Packet-Based Fabric"
--  SafeNet director of product management Bart Stevens - "Building Robust 
    MACsec Security into Layer 2 Networking Devices"
--  TPACK CTO Lars A. Pedersen - "Carrier Ethernet Technologies in Optical 
    Transport "
--  Wintegra director of systems architecture Liviu Pinchas - "Challenges in 
    the Migration to Packet Transport Networks"
--  Xelerated VP of marketing and business development Thomas Eklund - 
    "Service Density for Carrier Ethernet Beyond 2010"

When:   Thursday, January 28, 2010
        Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Reception: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.     
Where:  DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, California


Attendance is free to qualified registrants who sign up by January 22. The seminar is intended for system designers, network-equipment vendors, OEMs, carriers, network service providers, press, and the financial community. To register, please visit

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