Between Hitachi and NEC, ALAXALA, it is safe to say that there are some major changes underway. Why, just take IDT 75N43102 NSE as one such example…

IDT(TM) (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.)(Nasdaq:IDTI), a leading communications IC company and the leading provider of network search engines (NSEs), today announced that its 75N43102 NSE has been selected by ALAXALA Networks Corporation for its new, PSU-43 Security Module, which has been integrated into the ALAXALA AX7800S series switches. Featuring packaging that is up to 50 percent smaller than competing solutions, the IDT 75N43102 NSE is the industry’s smallest form factor NSE. The advanced search capability of the IDT 75N43102 NSE accelerates searches for certification and inspection of VLAN traffic being aggregated by the PSU-43 security module. The small footprint and advanced search capability of the IDT 75N43102 NSE makes it an ideal solution for the PSU-43 Security Module, which combines MAC VLAN support in a form factor that can occupy up to eight slots on a AX7800S series chassis.

Formed in Japan in October 2004 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. and NEC Corporation, ALAXALA is focused on the business of supplying highly reliable backbone routers/switches for telecommunications networks. In addition to the capabilities of the PSU-43 Security Module, the company’s AX7800S series switches offer 384 Gbit/s backplane switching performance, and can support up to 384 1G Ethernet ports and 32 10G Ethernet ports, which is an industry-leading number of ports for the height of the chassis. The switches allow for ultra-fast 10G processing of IPv4 and IPv6 protocols simultaneously, while providing support for IPv4/IPv6 dual stacks and IPv4/IPv6 combined network environments. [Read the rest]