Fulcrum Announces 10G Ethernet Switch Chips

Calabasas-based Fulcrum Microsystems announced today that it has a new, 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch chip targeted at data centers. The company's new FocalPoint 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch chip provides very low latency for Ethernet switching. The new chips provide up to 24 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports. The company is targeting low-latency applications such as blade-servers, clustering, and other applications. The company said that it switches compare to specialty interconnects such as Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, and Myrinet for high performance computing. The company's chip lists at $450 in 5000 unit quantities and will be available for sampling in January of 2006.