Intel, Fulcrum Microsystemsからのプレスリリース：
"Intel to Acquire Fulcrum Microsystems"
July 19, 2011
"Intel Corporation today announced it signed a definitive agreement
to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc., a privately held fabless
semiconductor company that designs Ethernet switch silicon for data
center network providers."
"..... said Andy Bechtolsheim ... "Fulcrum Microsystems has
architecture capabilities ideal for low-latency applications, and
we are excited about the future possibilities of this technology
as Fulcrum is acquired by Intel, the world's largest semiconductor
Andy Bechtolsheim, Founder, Chief Development Officer and Chairman of
"Intel to acquire network IC provider Fulcrum"
"Fulcrum buy could signal shift for Intel"
"Intel snaps up network chipper Fulcrum"
Low-power chores to which Xeons won't stoop
19th July 2011, The Register
"Intel buys networking chipmaker because the data center is now
Jul. 19, 2011, GigaOM
"Update: Looks like Arista's Ullal agrees. She emailed GigaOM
saying that deal was great for the industry because it validates
the concept of merchant silicon as opposed to the specialized
chips that Cisco and other networking vendors built. It also
moves Intel into the networking sector helping it diversify.
Now switch builders can choose from silicon from Intel, Broadcom
or Marvell. She added, "This is great for Arista as Fulcrum now
has backing of Intel (and truly address the enterprise to cloud
networking migration in a mainstream manner). Arista has been
one of Fulcrum's top customers.""
Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO of Arista Networks.
"Intel Steps Into Cisco Territory with Latest Buy"
JULY 19TH 2011, siliconANGLE