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Quellan and Gore Go Active with New Intelligent Cable for Data Center Interconnects.

Companies Demonstrate Industry's First Active Cable to Improve Reach, Speed, Airflow and Latency at SuperComputing '06

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperComputing 2006 Conference -- Quellan, a leader in analog signal integrity devices and Gore Industries, a leader in advanced interconnects, today announced the availability of the industry's first Active Cable that will transform data center cable interconnects from passive, non-active devices to intelligent roadways for use in today's mega data centers. These dramatic improvements yield lower operating expenses and capital expenditures for expanding data centers.

"The need for extended interconnect reach, reduced weight and latency and increased air flow is of paramount importance to next generation data centers", said Lloyd Dickman, CTO, System Interconnect Group, QLogic. "Quellan and Gore have clearly demonstrated that their active cable collaboration has yielded an innovative family of products to meet this burgeoning market need."

Cable solutions include InfiniBand SDR, DDR and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (CX-4) all with Gore's performance leading EYE-OPENER(R) Cable at gauges ranging from 24 to 30 gauge at lengths ranging from 5 to 40m.

"These new cable assemblies promise to fill a reach void in the market between passive copper and optics at DDR signaling speeds," said Eric Gaver, business leader for Gore's Advanced Digital Interconnects. "We're excited to work with Quellan, a leader in analog signal integrity devices, to provide this cost-effective cabling solution."

Quellan will demonstrate its Q:ACTIVE(TM) Semiconductor Technology at the 2006 SuperComputing Conference using GORE(TM) EYE-OPENER(R) Cable, at both 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Double Data Rate Infiniband speeds.

"Todays data center cabling clusters are exceeding three tons in weight and plugging 10 foot diameter conduits - reducing reliability and blocking critical air flow," said Tony Stelliga, Chairman and CEO of Quellan, Inc. "Our Q:Active technology reduces this weight and conduit diameter by two-thirds and the resultant improvement in reliability and airflow is a win for next generation data centers."

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 Ventures and Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation.

For more information visit http://www.quellan.com/ or contact Kristen Domingo at (408) 774-0084 x4056. SC06 attendees visit booth 235.

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. 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/ . SC06 attendees visit booth 1200.

CONTACT: Kristen Domingo of Quellan Incorporated, +1-408-774-0084 ext. 4056

Web site: http://www.quellan.com/
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