Lucent Technologies Selects Interphase as a Supplier of Broadband Telecommunications Controllers; 6535 Communication Controller Component of 3G Wireless Base Stations.Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2001
Interphase Corporation (Nasdaq:INPH), an international supplier of next-generation networking technologies, today announced that Lucent Technologies (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :LU) has selected Interphase as a supplier of broadband communications controllers for several key product initiatives.
Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Interphase will supply Lucent with CompactPCI(R) and PMC-based controllers for integration into Lucent wireless and broadband telecommunications platforms.
"Our relationship with Lucent is a significant milestone in our strategic initiative into the fast growing broadband telecommunications market which was announced last year," said Greg Kalush, Interphase president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "Lucent is a leader in the telecommunications networks of the future and we're pleased to have been selected to supply the key broadband technologies for Lucent's mobile Internet infrastructure."
The worldwide deployment of the Internet is driving new advanced services and an increased investment in telecommunications infrastructures. According to Electronic Trends Publications, the market for telecommunications controllers is expected to grow from $261 million in 2000 to over $635 million by the year 2004.
The Interphase 6535 Octal A numbering system that uses eight digits. It is used as a shorthand method for representing binary characters that use six-bits. Each three bits (half a character) is converted into a single octal digit. Okta is Greek for 8. T1/E1 Communications Controller is the world's most advanced controller for telecommunication systems based on the industry-standard CompactPCI(R) bus architecture. The 6535 is the flagship product supporting the company's initiative into the fast-growing telecommunications markets including wireless communications, fast Internet Access and Advanced Intelligent Networking. CompactPCI is based on the PCI bus specification that provides high performance features designed for telecommunications such as hot swap and front-loading.
In addition to the 6535, Interphase offers a complete line of PMC-based broadband telecommunication controllers that provide equipment suppliers with fast, flexible, off-the-shelf broadband I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output and wireless connectivity for open system telecommunications platforms. PMC (1) See Portable Media Center.
(2) (PCI Mezzanine Card) A PCI-based mezzanine card that is widely adapted to VMEbus, CompactPCI and PCI cards. is a mezzanine card format that is widely adopted in the embedded industry for I/O expansion on VME (Virtual Machine Environment) An operating system from Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) that runs on its Series 39 mainframes. Introduced in 1975, VME is a comprehensive product that provides a variety of utilities for datacenter operations. and CompactPCI carrier cards. The products supplied to Lucent under the agreement will leverage the company's knowledge in ATM, SS7, ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. and Frame Relay technologies.
About Interphase Corporation
Interphase Corporation designs and delivers high performance connectivity adapters for computer and telecommunication networks. The company's products connect computer and telecommunication servers to SANs, wide area networks and local area networks using Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode See ATM.
(communications) Asynchronous Transfer Mode - (ATM, or "fast packet") A method for the dynamic allocation of bandwidth using a fixed-size packet (called a cell).
See also ATM Forum, Wideband ATM.
Indiana acronyms. , SS7, Frame Relay and ISDN technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, with offices in Austin, Paris, London, and Bangkok, Interphase 1999 revenues were $73.5 million. Clients include Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., Motorola Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Nortel Networks Ltd., Lucent Technologies, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Raytheon Company. Additional information about Interphase and its products is available through the company's web site at www.interphase.com.
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