Network Elements Acquires Engineers from TriQuint Semi

Feb. 12, 2002
Network Elements, Inc. will acquire a team of design engineers from TriQuint Semiconductor's Oregon location. The team of approximately 20 engineers has a proven track record in 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s products. Acquiring this talent further sets Network Elements apart from its competition by having a complete set of skills in-house for optical module development

Network Elements, Inc. will acquire a team of design engineers from TriQuint Semiconductor's Oregon location. The team of approximately 20 engineers has a proven track record in 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s products. Acquiring this talent further sets Network Elements apart from its competition by having a complete set of skills in-house for optical module development.

Network Elements' design talent now includes expertise in optics, packaging, mixed-signal ASICs, protocol-processing ASICs and software development. Combining all these capabilities in one company will accelerate the company's development of highly integrated optical networking modules and next-generation technology and products.

"The team we are acquiring is world class and we are proud to bring them into our company. There is great synergy between the customers and technologies of Network Elements and TriQuint Semiconductor that makes this talent acquisition, as well as future joint-product development between the companies, a natural fit," said Bruce Murdock, president and chief executive officer of Network Elements. "We now have the complete set of skills to build the most highly integrated modules with maximum cost-performance benefit for our customers."

"We believe the Strategic Relationship with NEI will strengthen the 10Gb/s product offerings from TriQuint in the PHY, PMD and optics areas," said Lee Johnson, VP & General Manager, Telecom Division of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

Network Elements is the industry's first provider of 10Gb/s multi-protocol processing modules. The Lithium Multi-protocol Module is the only optical networking module to integrate optical PHY, protocol processing, and software functionality. The module provides a complete protocol - termination and monitoring solution for Layers 1 and 2 of high-speed optical networks. Network Elements' Lithium Multi-protocol Module provides developers with a complete solution, including sophisticated Application Programming Interface (API) and industry-first ASIC technology and that together dramatically reduce the development cycle. Network Elements approaches product development from a systems perspective, with experts defining state-of-the-art technology in optical networking modules by integrating optics, wire-speed, multi-protocol ASICs and software into the industry's most compact form.

Network Elements leads the drive for 10Gb/s optical networking modules with innovations in high-speed optics, electronics and wirespeed multi-protocol ASICs. These optical networking modules address the core, metropolitan area, edge and server markets, providing the highest levels of performance and integration in a single module. Network Elements' products enable new classes of optical networking equipment based on flexible, scalable and configurable architectures.

For more information, visit www.nei.com.

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