SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Two-year-old Fast-Chip Inc. today announced it will use 0.18-micron foundry services at United Microelectronics Corp. to produce its initial series of network coprocessors.
Fast-Chip is offering PolicyEdge processors for networking applications running at 0C-48 (2.5-gigabit-per-second) and OC-192 (10-Gbit/sec.) data rates. The Sunnyvale-based startup is targeting three policy-based networking market segments: core/edge routers; and optical switches, such as multi-service provisioning platforms (MSPPs); and broadband access equipment.
UMC, based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is scheduled to begin fabrication of those coprocessors in the first quarter of 2001.