MorethanIP 10 Gigabit IP Solutions Ensure First-Pass Silicon for Astute Networks? Next Generation ASSP Advanced Storage Processors

MorethanIP 10 Gigabit IP Solutions Ensure First-Pass Silicon for Astute Networks’ Next Generation ASSP Advanced Storage Processors

Munich, Germany, (PRWEB) September 26, 2006

MorethanIP, GmbH, a world leader in Ethernet and Networking semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Cores software, today announced that Astute Networks, a leading storage and networking IC supplier, used MorethanIP’s IP core for 10 Gigabit Ethernet to develop Astute Network’s AN2000 and the AN2004 processors, the industry’s most highly integrated multi-protocol storage processors.

“We worked with MTIP to accelerate development of our next generation ASSP’s,” said Keith Klarer, Vice President of Engineering at Astute Networks. “When we were looking for a partner to provide the 10 Gigabit Ethernet IP for AN2000 and the AN2004 processor, MorethanIP was the obvious choice thanks to their fully UNH-certified IP coupled with their lower risk solution and commitment to quality and support.”

“10Gigabit Ethernet is a fast-growing market and first-pass success is essential for companies to succeed,” said Francois Balay, MorethanIP President and Chief Executive Officer. “Designers are finding that it is critical to work with IP that is silicon production proven and portable across multiple technologies such as FPGA, structured ASIC and conventional ASIC”.

Pricing and Availability

The 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC Core is available now for FPGA, Structured ASIC and Standard Cell ASICs and is fully certified by UNH and in silicon. For more information on MorethanIP solutions please visit

About MorethanIP

MorethanIP, founded in 2000, is an expert in design and IP for high-speed communications, serial backplane and embedded system technologies. This includes design, specification and implementation of standard products, system architectures and customer-specific solutions. Combining its methodology with proven technical expertise based on over ten years of industry experience in hardware and software design, MorethanIP generates rapid design cycles to meet time-to-market, functional and budgetary objectives.

About Astute

Astute Networks develops storage processors, application and protocol software, and reference designs for the storage array OEMs and sub-system suppliers. In addition, Astute actively partners with subsystem and software vendors to provide OEMs a turnkey solution. Astute’s processors offer order of magnitude cost and power savings, and are as easy to program as a general purpose CPU. Founded in April 2000 and headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Astute is backed by venture capital firms including BA Venture Partners, Dali Hook Partners, Tallwood Venture Capital, Seven Rosen Funds, and USVP. Additional information is available at

Media Contact:

François Balay

MorethanIP GmbH

Phone +49-(0)8131-3339390

FAX +49-(0)8131-3339391

MorethanIP GmbH

Münchner Str. 199

D-85757 Karlsfeld




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