SOURCE: Wintegra

September 06, 2005 13:07 ET

ZyXEL Broadens IP DSLAM Family With Wintegra Processors

Feature Rich IP-DSLAM Modules Incorporate Flexible WinPath Access Processors

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- Wintegra™, the fabless semiconductor company enabling the next generation of access networks, announced ZyXEL Communications Corporation (TSE: 2391), world leading broadband access solution provider, has selected Wintegra's WinPath Access Processors as the aggregation device of choice for several new modules for its IP DSLAM family.

Wintegra's WinPath processors provide the essential building blocks for a wide range of line cards and "Pizza Box" systems for ZyXEL's IP DSLAM product line. ZyXEL's DSLAM family provides an innovative market leading mix of DSLAM solutions. From affordable mini DSLAMs to high port count modular solutions, all IP DSLAM systems offer state of the art IP-based Internet, Voice, and Video connectivity. These IP DSLAMs provide significant advantages over traditional technologies with increased efficiency, faster speeds, and improved management. WinPath supports DSL line rates from 128 Kbps to over 24 Mbps, and includes market leading production quality datapath software, such as VLAN, Bridging, and Multicast. The WinPath software set is RAM based which eliminates "truck rolls" for code upgrades or reconfiguring customer services, and is royalty free.

"Wintegra has been a strong partner for our IP DSLAM products," said Dr. P. C. Lee, VP of the Telco/ISP COE Business Unit at ZyXEL. "Their silicon and software have good features and performance, and they have provided excellent technical support in the design of these systems."

"ZyXEL has an impressive family of IP DSLAM products," said Robert O'Dell, SVP of Marketing at Wintegra. "Providers can choose from their cost-competitive, feature-rich, temperature hardened pizza-box and chassis style form factors, to support a wide variety of deployment scenarios. We are pleased to be playing a role in some of their success stories."

WinPath is capable of supporting ADSL/ADSL2+, SHDSL, and VDSL line technologies at maximum rates. It integrates standard ATM and Ethernet interfaces required for both traditional and IP DSLAMs. The supplied production quality software handles all traffic aggregation, traffic management, QoS (ATM & IP), interworking and bridging functions required in the latest IP DSLAM designs.

About ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, July 2004). ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions includes access multiplexors, customer premise equipment, Internet security, and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses, and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's Website at www.zyxel.com.

About Wintegra, Inc.

Founded in January 2000, Wintegra is a fabless semiconductor company that enables communications companies to build the next generation of access networks. Its WinPath access packet processor family offers best-in-class aspects of network processors, communications processors, communications peripherals, and ASICs, creating a new approach to protocol handling. Wintegra products have been shipping into production networks since 2002. Its customer list includes almost all of the largest communications companies in the world. In July 2005, Wintegra announced its first profitable quarter. For more information, see www.wintegra.com.

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