NetLogic Microsystems Announces the Industry's First Quad-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY for 10GBASE-LRM SFP+ and 10GBASE-KR Backplane Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 3, 2008— NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL), the leader in the design and development of knowledge-based processors and high-speed integrated circuits, today announced the industrys first quad-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) physical layer (PHY) SerDes devices that deliver the highest performance and lowest power consumption for next-generation switches, routers and blade servers addressing the data center, enterprise networking, storage and service provider markets. NetLogic Microsystems new NLP2040 and NLP3040 PHY devices, targeted at SFP+ and 10GBASE-KR backplane applications, respectively, integrate its industry-leading electronic dispersion compensation (EDC), pre-emphasis on the 10G transmit lane and forward error correction (FEC) technology, respectively to support the IEEE 10GBASE-LRM and 10GBASE-KR standards.

The market for 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY is growing rapidly in data center, enterprise and carrier networks, driven by the increasing demand for bandwidth-hungry video content and virtualization. Industry analysts expect the market for 10GbE PHY to grow tenfold in port count over the next five years, representing 58 percent CAGR over that period. To keep up with this growth in bandwidth, network managers are demanding networking equipment, server and storage systems with significantly lower power and smaller form factor that provide a higher density of 10GbE ports.

NetLogic Microsystems quad-port NLP2040 and NLP3040 devices offer power savings and footprint reduction over competing dual-port solutions, thereby allowing customers to develop higher density switches and blade servers for next-generation data centers. In addition, the NLP2040 and NLP3040 PHY devices offer an ultra low-power mode which allows customers to power down certain operations on chip to further reduce power consumption.

As the first in the industry with quad-core 10GbE products, we are uniquely positioned to drive the market for higher density and lower power solutions at our customer base, said Stefanos Sidiropoulos, vice president of Physical Layer Products at NetLogic Microsystems. The new NLP2040 and NLP3040 products further extend our market and technology leadership in 10GbE PHY solutions and enable us to provide our customers with the most innovative and comprehensive portfolio of field-proven 10GbE PHY solutions for fiber, backplane and twin-axial copper cables.

NetLogic Microsystems low-power, quad-port devices enable OEMs to develop data center switches and blades that have high port density and greater overall system connectivity bandwidths, said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. We expect quad-port devices to drive the increasing adoption of 10GbE as the interconnect of choice in servicing the high bandwidth needs of data center, enterprise and carrier networks.

NetLogic Microsystems new NLP2040 and NLP3040 products are offered in lead-free packaging, which allows customers to develop environmental-friendly system solutions that comply with certain green-initiative regulations.

About NetLogic Microsystems

NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL), a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Mountain View, California, designs, develops and markets high-performance knowledge-based processors and high-speed integrated circuits that accelerate the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia content for advanced enterprise, datacenter, communications and mobile wireless networks. NetLogic Microsystems products include high-performance knowledge-based processors, application-aware content processors, 10-Gigabit Ethernet interconnects and network search engines that are being deployed by Tier 1 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in leading systems such as routers, switches, wireless infrastructure equipment, network security appliances, datacenter servers, network access equipment and network storage devices. NetLogic Microsystems' knowledge-based processors and content processors employ an advanced processor architecture and a large knowledge or signature database containing information on the network, as well as applications and content that run on the network, to make complex decisions about individual packets of information traveling through the network. NetLogic Microsystems products significantly enhance the performance and functionality of next-generation networks that are designed to deliver high-definition video delivery over the Internet (IPTV), media-rich content over advanced mobile wireless services, voice transmission over the Internet (VoIP) and network security applications. For more information about products offered by NetLogic Microsystems, call +1-650-961-6676 or visit the NetLogic Microsystems Web site at

NetLogic Microsystems and the NetLogic Microsystems logo are trademarks of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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