n, the company also offers evaluation systems that are usually required by its customers to enable them to develop and test their EZchip-based systems. Development Software Toolkits The company, to facilitate its customers' adaptation of its products, offers toolkits that assist its customers in creating, verifying, and implementing solutions based on its network processors. These toolkits are used for customers' product development based on all of its network processors. To assist its customers in their application development, the company also offers a library featuring data plane code for a range of applications. These include MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching), IPv4 and IPv6 routing, ACL (Access Control Lists), Network Address Translation, Server Load Balancing and TCP offload. New code is periodically added to this library. The company also offers interoperability for software applications coming from third parties for applications, such as DPI (Deep Packet Inspection), IPsec and SSL. Research and Development For the year ended December 31, 2014, the company’s research and development expenses included approximately $33.6 million. Customers The company targets designers, manufacturers and vendors of networking equipment, and other large-scale packet processing network systems. The company customers include Cisco; Juniper Networks; ZTE Corporation; Ericsson; Tellabs; and Huawei. Sales and Marketing The company has sales and support offices in California and Massachusetts, as well as local support in China. Intellectual Property Rights The company relies primarily on a combination of patents, trademarks, trade secret laws, confidentiality procedures and licensing arrangements to protect its intellectual property rights, as well as limiting access to the distribution of proprietary information. The company holds a portfolio of approximately 35 U.S. registered patents, as well as various pending patents, related to technologies employed in its processors. History The company was founded in 1989. It was incorporated as a limited liability company under the laws of the state of Israel in 1989 as Dan-Serb Ltd. and changed its name to LanOptics Ltd. in 1990. Further, it changed its name to EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. in 2008.
ezchip semiconductor ltd
1 Hatamar Street
PO Box 527
Phone: 972 4 959 6666
Fax: 972 4 959 4166www.ezchip.com
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