Santa Clara, CA – April 18, 2013 – Netronome, a fabless semiconductor company and the leading developer of flow processors, announced today that it has raised $19 million in series E and related financing from Sourcefire, Intel Capital and existing investors DFJ Esprit and the Raptor Group.
Netronome will use the funds to expand their software and customer engineering organizations to support rapidly growing design-wins in cyber-security, software-defined networking and mobile networking applications. The new wins are based on their recently disclosed next-generation flow processor line, the NFP-6xxx, being built using Intel’s state-of-the-art 22nm 3D tri-gate technology.
“The customer demand following the disclosure of our newest sixth generation 200 Gbps flow processors has been larger than even we anticipated,” said Howard Bubb, CEO at Netronome. “We welcome the investment by Sourcefire and strategic engagement by Intel as they represent valuable relationships to Netronome at both ends of our business.”
Keith Larson, vice president of Intel Capital commented, “Intel Capital is pleased to support the growth of Netronome’s business and its relationship with Intel.”
Powered by 96 packet processing cores, 120 multi-threaded flow processing cores and over 100 hardware accelerators, Netronome’s NFP-6xxx brings breakthrough performance to a broad range of network, security and content processing applications used in 10-400 Gbps network designs.
“Our FirePOWER™ platform, based on designs that feature Netronome and Intel, has been consistently rated by independent third-party labs among the best in the industry in terms of performance, security effectiveness and total cost of ownership,” said Todd Headley, chief financial officer at Sourcefire. “This investment strengthens our relationship with Netronome and ensures strategic alignment as Netronome’s 22nm flow processors and other new technologies are developed."
“2012 saw Netronome continue to deliver outstanding growth in revenue and customer design wins,” said Robert Sansom, newly-appointed board chairman for Netronome. "This round of financing will provide the resources necessary to take the company to profitability.”
Netronome is a fabless semiconductor company and leader in flow processing. Netronome’s solutions include flow processing silicon, software, tools and acceleration platforms that scale from 1 to 400 Gbps. They are used by networking equipment OEMs worldwide in carrier-grade and enterprise-class communications products that require deep packet inspection, flow analysis, content processing, virtualization and security. Netronome’s processors are supported by comprehensive tools and a broad ecosystem of premier partners. Netronome’s products are developed in labs in Santa Clara, CA, Boxborough, MA and Pittsburgh, PA. To learn more about Netronome and its products, please visit www.netronome.com.