Xelerated

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Xelerated, Inc.
Private
Industry Semiconductor
Fate Acquired by Marvell Technology Group
Founded 2000
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Products X10, X11, HX310, HX320, HX330
Website www.xelerated.com

Xelerated Inc., founded in 2000, was a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ASSP-based Carrier Ethernet chipsets. Xelerated carried a line of programmable Network Processing Units (NPUs) and Ethernet network switches for the Metro Ethernet, access network and high-end enterprise markets.

Overview[edit]

100G network-processor

Xelerated’s design relies upon a patented dataflow architecture. Like an ASIC, it is optimized in relation to the flow of packets instead of the flow of instructions through a RISC core. As a result, processing speed is predictable rather than variable.[1] Because Xelerated’s NPUs and Ethernet switches were programmable, carriers could reprogram them to adapt to new standards as they develop.[2]

The company had offices in Santa Clara, California, Stockholm, Tel Aviv and Beijing.

In January 2012, Xelerated was acquired by Marvell Technology Group for an undisclosed sum.[3][4]

In May 2015, the staff was informed about pending layoffs. In December 2015, office property from the Stockholm office was auctioned off.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "networkZONE Products for the week of June 16, 2008", EN Genius Network, June 16, 2008 Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ "Xelerated Turbocharges NPU Line", The Linley Wire, June 10, 2008 Archived August 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine..
  3. ^ Nicolas Mokhoff (January 4, 2012). "Marvell's buy of Xelerated lines up comms offerings". EE Times. 
  4. ^ Ray Le Maistre (January 4, 2012). "Marvell Snaps Up Xelerated". Light Reading. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Per Henricsson (December 11, 2015). "Xelerated under klubban". Elektroniktidningen.