Date: 23rd May 2011
Xilinx acquires IP provider Sarance Technologies
Xilinx, Inc. has acquired Sarance Technologies. Xilinx
says this acquisition enables Xilinx to address the fast
growing demand for 40G, 100G and beyond Interlaken, Ethernet
and High-Speed Ethernet applications as well as new requirements
for meeting 400G Ethernet system needs.
According to Xilinx the latest acquisition follows the recent
additions of Omiino Ltd. and Modelware to Xilinx's overall
strategic portfolio to provide major customers with a 'one-stop-shop'
for wired communications logic IC needs, including optical
transport, traffic management, packet processing and high-speed
Ethernet (Interlaken, MACs and High-Bandwidth Bridge) solutions.
The acquisitions give Xilinx a complete portfolio to address
service provider, enterprise, and datacenter logic IC needs,
"The insatiable global demand for bandwidth is drastically
increasing constraints on network infrastructures and operators.
Customers are increasing line card bandwidths well into
the 200 Gbps to 400 Gbps and leading Ethernet MAC and Scalable
Interlaken solutions are key for enabling FPGAs to play
a central role in these applications," said Krishna
Rangasayee Corporate Vice President & General Manager,
Xilinx Communications Business Unit. "Sarance's expertise
and portfolio is recognized throughout the industry. Bringing
the MAC and Interlaken market leader into our fold gives
Xilinx the ability to increase and accelerate the displacement
of ASSPs and ASICs in many 40G/100G and beyond programs."
"Ethernet and Interlaken applications are pervasive
in communications equipment in both legacy and growth segments
and we expect that adoption to continue along with the need
to address the other aspects of the communications market,"
said Bob Wheeler, The Linley Group's senior analyst for
networking silicon. "Sarance is recognized as the leading
supplier of Interlaken IP and a leading supplier of Ethernet
IP to the entire logic IC landscape and their technology
further strengthens Xilinx's ability to serve the communications
market with complete solutions."
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