10 Gbps Controller and Adapter Shipments Contract On Soft Server Market

   10 Gbps Controller and Adapter Shipments Contract On Soft Server Market

Cisco, Intel and Mellanox Up Despite Market Decline

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In a newly published
report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the
telecommunications and networking industries, 10 Gbps Ethernet controller and
adapter shipments experienced the first sequential decline in four years as
ports declined 7% to just under 2 million.

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"2012 started out strong as server manufacturers bought heaps of 10 Gbps
controllers and adapters. By fourth quarter, overall market shipment levels
contracted as server manufacturers worked down inventory," said Sameh
Boujelbene, Senior Analyst covering the Controller and Adapter market at
Dell'Oro Group. "End users have been disappointingly slow to adopt 10 Gbps
server connectivity largely because the price has not been compelling. In
early 2013 we expect this to change as a new generation of lower-priced 10
Gbps switches will come to market," added Ms. Boujelbene.

The Controller and Adapter report shows the 4Q12 results was accompanied with
unprecedented share shifts among Broadcom, Cisco, Emulex and Mellanox. For the
first time, Intel leads in shipments, followed by Mellanox which jumped up
from the eighth position.

The report also highlights the differences in 10 Gbps migration on blade vs.
stand-alone servers as well as the progress of 10G Base-T, Fibre Channel over
Ethernet (FCoE), and InfiniBand.

About the Reports
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in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue,
average selling prices, unit, and port shipments (by speed 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps,
and 40 Gbps) for Ethernet and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE) controllers
and adapters.The report also includes coverage on InfiniBand controllers and

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