SOURCE: IP Infusion

August 08, 2005 08:00 ET

Network Processing Forum Names Chuck Sannipoli Chairman of the Board

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- The Network Processing Forum (NP Forum) today announced the appointment of Chuck Sannipoli, a representative of IP Infusion, to Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NP Forum. Sannipoli replaces Russ Deitz, who stepped down from his Board position in July. Sannipoli had served as vice-chairman and treasurer of the Forum since July 2003, and was the initial Chairman when the NPF started in February 2001.

"I am honored to be named Chairman of the NP Forum Board of Directors and am committed to continuing its mission to promote the growth and effective use of network processing technologies to address frame, cell, packet and complex content processing applications," said Sannipoli. "The NP Forum membership has varied significantly, both in number and in make up, since the organization's inception, but we can take institutional pride in the extensive suite of implementation agreements that the NPF has published as well as the current developments underway."

The NPF has published 36 Implementation Agreements since its inception, covering Hardware and Software interfaces as well as equipment benchmarks.

Sannipoli has over 34 years experience in all aspects of the networking industry. He not only represents IP Infusion at the NPF, but is also Chairman of their Technical Advisory Board. Prior to this, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Network Processor Group at IP Infusion Inc. Prior to IP Infusion, Sannipoli completed a career at IBM during which he held key senior management positions in the Networking business area, spanning hardware and software research and development, as well as product and program management.

Sannipoli is a strong advocate of network processing and holds several patents and patents pending in IBM's portfolio based on this technology. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services platforms, delivers IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack routing, L2 and L3 hierarchical switching, multicast, MPLS, L2 & L3 VPNs, security and QoS technology enabling equipment vendors to rapidly develop and deploy solutions for the access, enterprise, telecom and provider edge markets. IP Infusion has developed modular and distributed network software solutions providing equipment vendors with building blocks to rapidly create modular and scalable high-performance solutions around best-of-breed network hardware and operating systems. IP Infusion has taken a leadership position in the growing IPv6, virtualization, and high-availability network equipment market. For more information about IP Infusion, please visit

About the Network Processing Forum

Founded in 2001, the Network Processing Forum (NPF) is an international industry consortium of networking semiconductor, software and OEM manufacturers accelerating the adoption of network processing technologies through the development and implementation of network processing standards and benchmarks. By establishing standard interfaces and benchmarks, the NPF helps semiconductor manufacturers, software developers, services companies and system OEM's lower development costs, shorten design cycles, reduce product time-to-market and increase product time-in-market. The Forum includes members from around the world that provide network processing products and services globally. For more information, visit the NPF Website at

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