MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Inverness Systems Inc. here announced today that it has established a Silicon Partners Program through which it will focus on tightly integrating silicon hardware with Inverness' communication software to optimize internetworking solutions.
Charter members of the program include Agere, Infineon Technologies, Maker Communications, Motorola, and T.sqware.
Through the Silicon Partners Program, the participants will form technology partnerships targeting specific areas in which to develop networking solutions for OEMs that optimize performance and speed their time to market.
These designs will harness Inverness' silicon solutions and modular software design architecture, called Contoured System Architecture. Using critical-path analysis, the companies can define and develop contours that partition the functionality between the hardware and software in an optimal way. This way, system designers can provide end users with fast time to market while focusing their resources on value-added engineering.
Inverness has already established long-term relationships Motorola Inc. and Integrated Device Technology Corp. . The Silicon Partners Program extends these relationships and includes more recent relationships with companies like Agere and Infineon. Inverness has expertise in ATM, Frame Relay, MPLS, IP routing, Voice over ATM, xDSL, and network simulation.
"The need to develop higher performance solutions at a lower cost in a shorter amount of time is something that all OEM companies are striving for. We believe that the Silicon Partners Program will provide an opportunity for the silicon companies to deliver these three critical elements," said Jonathan Masel, president and CEO of Inverness Systems. "The initial success of the program is evidenced by the quality of the chartermember companies."