Startup Initially Applies Advanced Signal Processing Platform™ (ASPP™) to Accelerate Enterprise, Storage and Metro 10G Optical Network Deployment
SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 2, 2003 - Scintera Networks, a Silicon Valley startup company, broke out of its stealth mode, today, to introduce itself and its ground-breaking Advanced Signal-Processing Platform™ (ASPP™) which will enable very high-speed signal processing at 10 gigabits per second and beyond. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) has enabled significant advancements in communication and networking solutions. However, at higher speeds, traditional DSP solutions have not proved to be feasible. Scintera's High-speed ASPP™ enables the most cost-effective, lowest power silicon-based solutions for accelerating high-speed communication and networking system deployment.
Scintera is shipping initial products which incorporate the ASPP™ and are capable of compensating for dispersion and other impairments associated with transmitting 10Gbps over the installed legacy fiber infrastructure, thereby preserving the industry's massive investment while reducing costs by extending the distance over which data can reliably travel.
"Scintera's initial products have been well received by virtually all of the major transceiver and transponder module suppliers," said Abhijit Phanse, Scintera's CEO and President, "The ASPP™ silicon-based solutions enable the performance, power and price points required to energize the 10G Optical networking market"
Scintera's team of seasoned technologists has developed the Advanced Signal-Processing Platform™ (ASPP™), which is first being applied toward overcoming obstacles in high-speed optical networking. "A paradigm shift in signal processing architecture is required in order to achieve ultra low power consumption and significant processing performance at 10Gigabits per second." said Abhijit Shanbhag, chief systems architect "To that end, Scintera has filed over 15 patents, which are critical to achieve this fundamental signal processing platform."
Seasoned executive team; solid funding
Scintera is managed by a team of experienced executives, with prior management positions in semiconductor and networking companies.
Abhijit Phanse, co-founder, president, and chief executive officer, spent about a decade at National Semiconductor leading the development of many communication ICs for high speed LAN and optical networking applications.
Dr. Abhijit Shanbhag, co-founder, vice-president, and chief systems architect, was recently with Qualcomm and Ericsson, and has over 10 years experience in advanced communication systems architectures and algorithms.
Steven Kubes, vice-president of marketing and sales, held that same position most recently at Altima Communications (acquired by Broadcom), and was director of strategic marketing for the LAN division of Level One (acquired by Intel).
Scintera is privately owned and was funded by two well-respected venture capital firms - August Capital and Sevin Rosen.
About Scintera Networks
Scintera Networks develops and delivers advanced signal processing silicon-based solutions enabling the most cost-effective high-speed communications and networking systems. The company is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. www.scintera.com
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