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|Traded as||NASDAQ: MLNX
|Headquarters||Sunnyvale, California and Yokne'am, Israel|
|Key people||Eyal Waldman, CEO|
Ethernet and InfiniBand host bus adapters
|Revenue||US$500.8 Million (FY 2012)|
|Operating income||US$118.31 Million (FY 2012)|
|Net income||US$111.38 Million (FY 2012)|
Mellanox Technologies provides InfiniBand and Ethernet switches for servers and storage used in enterprise data centers and also makes its own integrated circuits to support the InfiniBand protocol. Mellanox offers interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon for a range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.
Mellanox was founded in 1999 by former executives of Galileo Technology (which was acquired by Marvell Technology Group in October 2000 for $2.8bn) Eyal Waldman and Roni Ashuri. Initially founded as a integrated circuit (chip) manufacturer, it evolved into a producer of complete end-to-end systems by 2009. The company raised over $89 million in 3 financing rounds of venture capital. Investors included Raza Venture Management, Sequoia Capital, US Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Banc of America Securities, China Development Investment Bank, Gemini Israel Funds, Jerusalem Global Ventures, and Walden Israel Venture Capital. Strategic investors included Dell, IBM, JNI, Quanta Computer, Vitesse Semiconductor and Sun Microsystems.
The company went public in 2007, with an initial public offering on NASDAQ that raised $102 million, and valued the company at over half a billion dollars. Since 2010, Oracle Corporation has been a major investor in the company, holding around 10% of its stock. Oracle stated it has no plans to acquire Mellanox, but uses its InfiniBand technology in its Exadata and Exalogic appliances.
On May 15, 2013, Mellanox announced that it will acquire Kotura a maker of integrated photonic chips for $82 million in cash. 
In 2010, Reuters described Mellanox as "the premier switched fabric provider for enterprise data centers and high performance computing". According to the same article, Mellanox's InfiniBand technology is faster, more scalable and provides higher throughput than alternative communications technologies. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, described Mellanox’s main technology, InfiniBand, as "by far the fastest and most efficient switch fabric for running enterprise data centers."
- SwitchX is a multi-protocol ASIC that handles both InfinBand and Ethernet traffic. It builds on the older 90 nanometer architecture of ConnectX technology, originally developed by Mellanox to support both Ethernet and Infiniband on one chip. SwitchX is the fifth generation, using a 40 nanometer process with 1.4 billion transistors on a 45mm by 45mm chip.
- ConnectX-3 is a 10/40GbE adapter for VMware ESXi 5.0 that provides virtual protocol interconnect, meaning it can run 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40Gb Ethernet, or Infiniband at up to 56Gb per second from the same card. The ConnectX architecture has been described as "novel", with excellent performance that is "very well suited for modern multi-core platforms"
Mellanox Technologies' InfiniBand products for computer clusters have been deployed in many of the TOP500 list of high-performance computers. Mellanox interconnect solutions provide low-latency, high-bandwidth, high message rate, transport offload for extremely low CPU overhead, remote direct memory access (RDMA) and advanced communications offloads. They are used in large-scale simulations, replacing proprietary or low-performance solutions. Mellanox's scalable HPC interconnect solutions are considered precursors to exascale computing through scalability, efficiency and performance. Mellanox scalable HPC solutions are certified for a large variety of market segments, clustering topologies and environments (Linux, Windows). Mellanox is an active member of the HPC Advisory Council and is contributing to high-performance computing outreach and education around the world.
Mellanox Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) and Storage Acceleration (VSA) storage products improve storage infrastructure performance with lower costs and complexity compared to traditional storage networks. This results in better server utilization, increased application performance, reduced back up times, increased data center simplicity and consolidation, lower power consumption and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
As of 2011[update] Mellanox derived more than a quarter of its revenues from two large customers, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Intel Corporation accounts for over 2% of revenues. As of June 2011, Oracle owns 10% of Mellanox and is also a major customer. Other customers include Chevron, Viacom, JPMorgan, Comcast and Airbus.
Mellanox is one of a few Israeli high-tech firms that have outsourced some of its engineering to the adjacent West Bank. Rather than setting up offshore engineering centers in traditional places such as the Far East or Eastern Europe, Mellanox instead hired five Palestinian engineers from Ramallah through a Palestinian outsourcing firm. Waldman claims an ideological reason behind the move, of boosting political stability in the region, and has stated Mellanox will move forward with plans to build a research and development center in Ramallah even though it is more expensive than outsourcing to Eastern Europe.
- November 30, 2012 – Mellanox Named HPC Adapters Innovation Leader by IT Brand Pulse
- November 14, 2012 – Mellanox Technologies named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500 Rankings.
- November 13, 2012 – Mellanox Awarded - 'Readers’ Choice: Best HPC Interconnect Product or Technology' from HPCwire 
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