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Intel buys Ethernet switch silicon vendor Fulcrum Microsystems

Intel Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs Ethernet switch silicon for data centre network providers.


July 20, 2011  


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Intel Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs Ethernet switch silicon for data centre network providers.

According to Intel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networks are one of the fastest-growing market segments in the data center today: “As demand for data continues to increase, there is a growing need for high-performance, low-latency network switches to support evolving cloud architectures and the growth of converged networks in the enterprise.”