Vitesse Joins Broadband Forum to Advance Ethernet Networks

Vitesse Joins Broadband Forum to Advance Ethernet Networks  Industry Consortium Shaping Broadband Wireline and Ethernet Network Evolution  CAMARILLO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/10/14 --  Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, is now a member of the Broadband Forum, a leading industry consortium comprised of over 200 service providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations. The Broadband Forum shapes the future of packet-based Ethernet networks by helping service providers optimize their standards-based broadband network deployments.  Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum, welcomed Vitesse Semiconductor, saying: "We look forward to the contributions Vitesse Semiconductor will bring to the Broadband Forum, especially in light of the ever increasing Ethernet IP convergence in broadband networks. Vitesse's input is welcomed as we evolve packet-based network management specification and optimization."  "Vitesse has a rich history developing technologies and solutions for communications networks," said Martin Nuss, CTO at Vitesse. "As Ethernet permeates global broadband networks, we constantly seek ways to better understand and serve the needs of service providers and their customers. Our technical experts look forward to working with the other Broadband Forum members to standardize the technical specifications and best practices needed for tomorrow's Ethernet-based broadband networks."   About Broadband Forum  Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Their work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device and service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. Their free technical reports and white papers can be found at www.broadband-forum.org. Visit www.broadband-forum.org or follow @Broadband_Forum.   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, SMB/SME Enterprise and IoT 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.   VTSS-G  Company Contact: Michelle Lozada Vitesse Semiconductor www.vitesse.com +1.805.388.3700 pressrelations@vitesse.com  Agency Contact: Jennifer Usher SHIFT Communications www.shiftcomm.com +1.415.591.8456 VitessePR@shiftcomm.com