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EZchip Delivers NP-3 Network Processor Evaluation System With 24 Gigabit Ports and Two 10-Gigabit Ports

December 2, 2008

YOKNEAM, Israel, December 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EZchip
Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH, formerly LanOptics Ltd.), a fabless
semiconductor company providing Ethernet network processors, today announced
that it is shipping its NP-3 EZappliance, a compact hardware platform based
on EZchip’s NP-3 30-Gigabit network processor. EZappliance is a powerful
platform that utilizes the NP-3 network processor and is provided to EZchip’s
customers as a tool on which to develop and test their application-specific
software and expedite the introduction of their NP-3 based systems to the
market.

The EZappliance can also be utilized by network equipment vendors as well
as application software vendors as a hardware platform on which to deliver
their software-based solutions with enhanced performance, shortened
time-to-market and reduced development costs. Such solutions may include
Ethernet access and metro switches and routers, traffic bandwidth control and
management, security gateways and network probes for traffic monitoring and
analysis.

The NP-3 EZappliance is a 1U stand-alone or rack-mountable system with 24
Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports and two 10-Gigabit XFP ports, and features full
redundancy including swappable AC/DC power supplies, fan tray and filter
tray. It is a complete control-plane and data-plane solution that provides
fully-programmable packet processing and fine-grained hierarchical traffic
management.

The integrated NP-3 network processor at the core of the EZappliance
enables high throughput and flexible packet processing including layer 2-4
header manipulation, tunneling, switching, IPv4 and IPv6 routing and stateful
flow classification. The NP-3′s integrated traffic management provides
Quality of Service, including hierarchical per-flow and per-class rate
control and traffic shaping, congestion management and highly granular
statistics collection.

EZappliance features both the VSC7344, a 24-port quad-speed Ethernet MAC,
and the VSC8486, a 10GbE LAN/WAN transceiver from Vitesse Semiconductor
Corporation (Pink Sheets: VTSS). The industry’s only 24-port Ethernet
aggregator that supports both 1GbE and 10GbE aggregation in a single device,
the VSC7344 greatly simplifies the hardware and software design of a system
supporting both these ports. In addition, the VSC7344 enables the highest
levels of oversubscription, advanced QoS, and integrated SerDes. Vitesse’s
VSC8486 is a low power LAN/WAN XAUI or XGMII 10GE transceiver supporting
synchronous Ethernet in variety of XFP and SFP+ applications. The EZappliance
reference board provides a quick to market solution with proven
interoperability between the NP-3, VSC7344, and the VSC8486.

EZappliance also features the NetLogic Microsystems NL7000
knowledge-based processor to enable high-speed decision processing for
complex tasks such as Access Control Lists (ACL) for core, edge, metro and
enterprise networks. The NL7000 family of knowledge-based processors offers
superior parallel processing capabilities through an advanced superscalar
architecture with deep pipelining and advanced power management that allows
the processor to handle multiple tasks at 40 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) line
rates while maintaining the lowest power.

The NP-3 EZappliance is now shipping. Additional information is available
at http://www.ezchip.com or contact info@ezchip.com.

About EZchip

EZchip is a fabless semiconductor company that provides Ethernet network
processors. EZchip provides its customers with solutions that scale from
1-Gigabit to 100-Gigabit per second with a common architecture and software
across all products. EZchip’s network processors provide the flexibility and
integration that enable triple-play data, voice and video services in access,
metro and edge systems that make up the new Carrier Ethernet networks. For
more information on EZchip, visit our web site at http://www.ezchip.com.

“Safe Harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995: This release contains forward looking statements that are
subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact
of competitive products, product demand and market acceptance risks, customer
order cancellations, reliance on key strategic alliances, fluctuations in
operating results, delays in development of highly-complex products and other
risks detailed from time to time in EZchip Semiconductor filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks could cause the Company’s
actual results for 2008 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed
in any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of EZchip
Semiconductor.

    Company Contact:
    Daureen Green
    EZchip Technologies, Israel
    dgreen@ezchip.com
    Tel: +972-4-959-6677

    Investor Contact:
    Ehud Helft / Kenny Green
    CCGK Investor Relations
    info@gkir.com
    Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246

SOURCE EZchip Semiconductor Ltd


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