Vitesse Introduces IP Cores for Consumer, Enterprise and Industrial Applications

  Vitesse Introduces IP Cores for Consumer, Enterprise and Industrial
  Applications

   Leading Gigabit Ethernet Switch Developer Licensing IP Cores with Timing
     Synchronization, Energy Efficient Ethernet and Audio Video Bridging

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- February 13, 2013

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, announced a
portfolio of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) intellectual property (IP) cores for simple
and efficient integration of Gigabit switch functionality into Ethernet IC
solutions for consumer electronics, gaming, printers, smart grid, industrial
and other applications.

Ethernet is the most broadly deployed networking technology in the world.
According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, global Internet traffic will
quadruple from 2010 to 2015 with video comprising 62% of all consumer Internet
traffic in 2015. Further, mobile video is expected to increase 16-fold between
2012 and 2017, accounting for over two-thirds of the world’s mobile data
traffic by the end of 2017. Vitesse’s latest IP cores deliver essential
features in consumer and professional audio/video markets where Ethernet
networking connectivity is used to deliver digital information, such as audio
or video data, directly to end points in performance-sensitive applications.
The cores also support the IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet standard for
low-power networking designs.

“Ubiquitous Ethernet connectivity is becoming a reality, from multi-player
gaming and on-demand video in home entertainment consoles, to smart grid and
industrial applications,” said Brian Jaroszewski, senior product marketing
manager at Vitesse. “Broadening Vitesse’s IP core portfolio strategically
aligns with our goal to grow licensing opportunities and expand our footprint
into high-volume, adjacent markets.”

Easier Service and Traffic Management

The non-blocking Ethernet switch core IP is capable of content-aware
TCAM-based classification, enabling affordable, fine-grained traffic
differentiation for rich implementations of packet prioritization and security
in networking applications. Additionally, Quality-of-Service (QoS) and
latency-sensitive applications have access to granular traffic management with
IEEE 802.1Qbb priority flow control,dual-leaky bucket policing and
multi-stage traffic shaping providing per port and per queue shaping on egress
ports.

Product Availability and Information

Two versions of the core are now available:

  *VSC9953-01, 13 Gbps GE Switch IP, and
  *VSC9954-01, 13 Gbps GE Switch IP supporting Audio Video Bridging (AVB)
    including the IEEE 802.1AS-2011 timing and synchronization protocol

More detailed information is available at www.vitesse.com/IP-cores.

About Vitesse Intellectual Property

Vitesse has over 25 years of experience delivering innovating IC solutions
specializing in packet processing for IP-based networking and low-power,
high-speed mixed signal circuit design. Worldwide, Vitesse has built its
reputation on designing advanced IC solutions for the ever-expanding network
and communications industries. Now available for licensing, Vitesse’s
re-usable IP cores provide building blocks for ASIC, FPGA or ASSP logic
designs. The IP portfolio includes both soft cores offered with synthesizable
RTL and hard cores, along with a range of support, maintenance and training
packages to complement the IP core deliverables. With proven product
interoperability and industry-leading low power, Vitesse’s IP core portfolio
simplifies development and enables faster time-to-market with low-risk,
validated solutions.

About Vitesse

Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance
semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse
products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including
Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing and SMB/SME Enterprise Networking.
Visit www.vitesse.com or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the
United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered
trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.

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Contact:

Company Contact:
Vitesse Semiconductor
Michelle Lozada
+1.805.388.3700
pressrelations@vitesse.com
or
Agency Contact:
SHIFT Communications
Jennifer Usher
+1.415.591.8456
VitessePR@shiftcomm.com