Quellan Announces Strategic Alliance With Gore.World Leader in Advanced Electronic Signal Transmission and Composites Makes Strategic Investment
SANTA CLARA CLARA Clairemont Amateur Radio Association , Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Quellan Incorporated, a leader in Analog Signal Processing Analog signal processing is any signal processing conducted on analog signals by analog means. "Analog" indicates something that is mathematically represented as a set of continuous values. This differs from "digital" which uses a series of discrete quantities to represent signal. and RF Noise Cancellation low power ICs, today announced a Strategic Alliance with W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), a global leader in electronic signal transmission. Under the terms of the agreement, the Companies will collaborate on high performance data center interconnects that reduce power, extend reach and increase speed. Gore has also made an equity investment in Quellan.
With the ever increasing bandwidth needs, speed, and size of today's "Mega Data Centers", cabling is becoming a significant obstacle to cooling and lower power consumption. By integrating Quellan's Q:ACTIVE semiconductors with Gore's advanced cabling, Gore's new "Active Cables" will deliver dramatically lighter, thinner and further reaching cabling to Data Centers.
"Cable weight and compute density have become exponentially critical in next generation Data Centers," said Joel Goergen, Chief Scientist at Force10 Networks. "Power consumption is a paramount issue and the industry is devoid of low energy, small form factor solutions for this escalating problem -- 'active' cabling is an innovative answer to this massive problem."
"We are excited to invest in Quellan," said Eric Gaver, business unit leader for Gore's commercial high data rate cabling products. "Through our collaboration with Quellan, we will continue to deliver an innovative family of products that offer a low risk approach for minimizing cable bundle size and power consumption, while bridging the reach gap for massively clustered HPC (Handheld PC) A palmtop computer that weighs less than one pound and runs specialized versions of popular applications. Microsoft coined the term for its Windows CE operating system, which is an abbreviated version of Windows. See Pocket PC. systems for generations to come."
"While data center power efficiency has been improved dramatically with mulitcore processing and open standards, the cabling that connects tens of thousands of servers has not kept pace and current cable technology will soon overwhelm the space available," said Tony Stelliga, Quellan Chairman 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. . "This alliance with Gore -- one of the industry's most respected providers of high performance cabling -- is to deliver "Active Cabling" where our embedded silicon enables ultra thin, lightweight, low power interconnects that remove this interconnect bottleneck."
ABOUT QUELLAN INCORPORATED
Quellan specializes in analog components that improve the performance and functionality of electronic equipment by removing channel impairments and noise. Quellan serves the Enterprise, Telecom, Broadcast, Automotive and Consumer Electronics markets. Privately held, Quellan's investors include Menlo Ventures, Cordova Cordova, Spain: see Córdoba. Ventures, Yamacraw Seed Capital Fund, Samsung Ventures, Glynn Capital Management LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , Venture Tech Alliance, JAFCO Ventures, Harbinger Capital and W.L. Gore and Associates. For more information, please contact Quellan at 408-774-0084 or http://www.quellan.com/.
ABOUT W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES
Founded in 1958, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has parlayed its unique technical capabilities into hundreds of diverse products and is world-renowned for its expertise in configuring the remarkably versatile polymer PTFE PTFE
polytetrafluoroethylene. . This has resulted in numerous products for electronic signal transmission; fabric laminates; medical implants; as well as membrane, filtration, sealant, and fiber technologies for diverse industries. With nearly $2 billion in sales, the company is headquartered in Delaware in the US and employs approximately 7,000 associates at 45 facilities throughout the world. Gore is one of only five companies included in every selection of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" since the list began in 1984. Gore has also been cited among the "Best Places to Work" in Germany, Italy and Scotland. For further information, please visit http://www.gore.com/.
CONTACT: Melissa Kallos of Quellan Incorporated, +1-408-774-0084, Melissa@quellan.com
Web site: http://www.quellan.com/ http://www.gore.com/