Santa Clara, CA--March 29, 2000--Mellanox Technologies, Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company developing semiconductors for the Internet infrastructure, announced its plans to work with members of the Infiniband Trade Association to strive for interoperable Infiniband products.
In a related event, Mellanox has raised $25.7 million in the second round of funding from investors including Intel Capital, Raza Venture Management, Sequoia Capital, US Venture Partners, and other investors. Mellanox also announced the addition of Atiq Raza (Raza Venture Management) to its Board of Directors, which includes: Irwin Federman (US Venture Partners), Pierre Lamond (Sequoia Capital), and Eyal Waldman (Mellanox Technologies, Ltd).
The company is working with members of the trade association to deliver Infiniband architecture-based solutions. It is developing Infiniband semiconductor devices scheduled for availability in the second half of 2000.
"Mellanox's Infiniband architecture products represent another ingredient to help deliver interoperable Infiniband components, especially in target applications and embedded markets, and to help bring the technology solutions to the server market segment in 2001," said Tom Macdonald, general manager of Intel's Fabric Component Division.
"Our strategy is to fund and support technologies that will have a strategic impact on the further transformation of the Internet infrastructure" said Atiq Raza, of Raza Venture Management. "Mellanox is a natural fit for this investment strategy, as the InfiniBand Architecture provides ideal and effective I/O connectivity by means of a switched fabric for the next generation of high performance, fault tolerant Internet infrastructure systems."
The Infiniband Trade Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the its architecture.
Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
Infiniband Trade Association
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