TSQWARE OFFERS GO-FASTER CHIPS IP PROCESSING.
Now funded to the tune of $21m, ASIC start-up Tsqware Inc has
announced its first processor designed specifically to process IP
packets for in switches, routers, network concentrators and other
communications equipment. It claims to be able to switch, or move, one
million bits of data per million processor instructions and has applied
supercomputing techniques to achieve it. Borrowing from the
supercomputing world it processes arrays or vectors of data rather than
single operations at one time. The 12 million transistor Edge processor
and Concentrator chips which use Sparc RISC cores cost from $250 and $30
for 1,000-up. Edge is available now, Concentrator in the first quarter
of next year. The Santa Clara, California-based company raised a further
$12m earlier this week. Its one public win is Newbridge Networks spin-
out Northchurch. It says the big companies have NDA'd their
commitments. PMC-Cierra and Motorola are its competitors.