Solarflare Samples New Chip

Irvine-based Solarflare Communications, a developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet semiconductors, said today that it is now sampling its 40nm, quad-port 10GBASE-T PHY chip. The firm said the PHY is its fourth generation of product, and is targeted at high-density modular switches and servers. The firm said the new chip uses one third the power consumption of competitive offerings. Solarflare said the chips will go into full production in Q4.