Mellanox Wins "Best of Interop" Award

Industry-Leading ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with Fibre Channel over Ethernet Wins Data Center and Storage Category

Interop Las Vegas 2008, Las Vegas, NV.  – April 30, 2008 Mellanox®Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, has been named ‘Best of Interop’ in the Data Center and Storage category for its ConnectX® EN 10GbE server and storage I/O adapter with Fibre Channel over lossless Ethernet (FCoE). ConnectX EN is the first adapter to support FCoE hardware offload and Priority Based Flow Control, providing a substantial performance boost while also enabling networking and storage I/O consolidation over a unified Ethernet fabric in the Data Center. These capabilities, in addition to several other integrated features such as virtualization acceleration, provide IT Managers with a simplified, cost effective infrastructure to manage and support, and are being recognized by the industry as being truly leading-edge and innovative.

The finalists for the 2008 Best of Interop Awards were hand-selected by InformationWeek's panel of expert judges. Each year, Best of Interop winners prove to be the key players in the continuing evolution of business technology.

“The Best of Interop Awards are always an indicator of the most innovative and exciting offerings in these product categories, and this year’s winners are no exception,” said Art Wittmann, Editor of InformationWeek. “Mellanox Technologies, winner of the data center and storage category, has truly demonstrated superior technology and innovation, and deserves recognition for their contribution to the industry.”

“Winning the ‘Best of Interop’ Award in the Data Center and Storage category  is a tremendous validation of Mellanox’s innovation and leadership,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “Delivering FCoE functionality, the single-chip ConnectX dual-port 10GbE “converged” NIC reduces power in addition to the number of adapters, cables, and switches while improving the total bandwidth available and offering the potential to consolidate all of the traffic types over the same Ethernet link.”

ConnectX EN dual-port FCoE adapters, with support for PCI-Express 2.0, are available today in silicon form for LOM (LAN on Motherboard) applications and as PCI Express adapter cards that plug into server and storage systems with various media interconnect support including XFP, SFP+, CX4, and 10GBaseT.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, interconnect products to world-class server, storage, and infrastructure OEMs servicing Fortune 500 data centers, the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and mission critical embedded applications. The company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect™ (VPI) enables any standard communication protocol to operate over any converged network (InfiniBand, Ethernet, Data Center Ethernet) with the same software solution. Utilizing proven networking, clustering, storage, virtualization and RDMA acceleration engines, VPI optimizes application performance, power consumption, workload agility, and total system efficiency while future-proofing IT infrastructure.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

Mellanox, ConnectX, InfiniBlast, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost, InfiniRISC, InfiniScale, InfiniPCI, and Virtual Protocol Interconnect are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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