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SwitchCore Joins Ethernet Alliance


Participation Helps Advance Opportunities to Deliver Zero Down Time and Guaranteed QoS

Lund, Sweden, September 26, 2006 -- SwitchCore, a global leader and independent Ethernet Switch supplier for Enterprise and Carrier networks, today announced it has joined the Ethernet Alliance, a consortium of system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. SwitchCore will specifically play a key role in the advancement of all IEEE 802 Ethernet Standards with its expertise in developing Ethernet Switch technology for enterprise and access networks. Switchcore will partner with other Alliance members to demonstrate the usability of Ethernet technologies for both consumer and industrial applications.

“Alloptic recognizes SwitchCore as a pioneer in high performance Ethernet networking devices and understands the importance of its participation in the Ethernet Alliance and their contributions to the development of Ethernet standards and interoperability, ” said Ric Johnsen, President & Chief Executive Officer

“Ethernet is being adopted everywhere. It is the dominating standard for network build-outs and will be the dominating standard for transport networks moving forward,” said Erwin Leichtle, CEO of SwitchCore. “We look forward to collaborating with Ethernet Alliance members on creating highly integrated, innovative Application Specific integrated circuits (ASIC) solutions. Working together ultimately offers the market new and better ways to deliver more bandwidth, mobility and security.”

Members of the Ethernet Alliance include: 3Com, ADC, Agere Systems, AMCC, Aquantia, Broadcom, Force10 Networks, Foundry Networks, Intel, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Pioneer Corporation, Quake Technologies, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Tehuti Networks, Tyco Electronics, The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), Xilinx and others.

About SwitchCore
SwitchCore AB develops, markets and sells highly integrated network devices for data, voice and video communication based on the Ethernet standard. The core of SwitchCore’s expertise is in its CXE technology, which allows for significantly higher network product capacity. Using SwitchCore’s components, customers can develop network products that cost-efficiently manage and prioritize data, video and voice traffic for many demanding applications. Independent market analysts rank SwitchCore as the world’s third largest supplier on the Gigabit Ethernet switching device market. Customers and partners are network equipment manufacturers and suppliers, including Intel, Allied Telesyn, Huawei/3Com, Alloptic, Corecess, Dasan, Radisys and World Wide Packets. The Group presently has 60 employees and 40 consultants. SwitchCore’s headquarters is in Lund, Sweden. The Company also has offices in San Jose, USA, as well as Singapore and Shanghai in Asia. The Company is listed on Stockholm Stock Exchange’s O List under the SCOR ticker. For more information visit

About Ethernet Alliance
The Ethernet Alliance was created to promote industry awareness, acceptance and advancement of technology and products based on both existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards and their management. The organization accelerate adoption and removes barriers to market entry by providing a cohesive, market responsive Ethernet 802 projects. For more information, visit


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