MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - The Linley Group, the leading provider of independent technology analysis for networking, communications, and consumer electronics semiconductors, is pleased to announce that attendance to its next Linley Tech Seminar will be free to qualified OEMs due to a joint marketing agreement with corporate and industry sponsors. The one-day seminar, to be held in San Jose, Calif., will focus on the Design of Carrier Ethernet Equipment. It will highlight industry trends and zero in on specific applications using network processors, packet processors, transport processors, and control-plane processors for applications such as Ethernet aggregation, Ethernet access and Ethernet-over-optical transport.

"We are pleased to offer this highly qualified technology seminar series to technical decision makers for free, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors," said Linley Gwennap, president and principal analyst at The Linley Group. "Our industry analysts select and screen speakers and content to ensure that the content is in-depth, application-focused and pertinent to the needs of the OEM decision maker. For those companies building carrier Ethernet equipment, this will be an important event, pulling together in one concentrated day some of the most important suppliers of enabling technology discussing real-world application challenges and solutions. Attendees will have a chance to meet, question and interact with industry participants from leading suppliers in the field and with The Linley Group analysts who scrutinize and report on the emerging trends in these market shaping technologies."

"The Linley Tech Seminar is a great forum to inform OEM decision makers of emerging trends and showcase newly available technologies," said Blaine Kohl, Vice President of Marketing for the Ethernet Alliance. "Our mission is to encourage the advancement of existing and emerging IEEE Ethernet standards and this seminar will highlight the design advantages made possible by the products and technologies of our members."

Some of the highlights of the scheduled program include:

--  Kyle Aubrey, Global IP Services FAE Team Leader, Freescale, will
    present "Building Resilient Carrier-Ethernet Equipment with Freescale's
    Multi-Core Processors"
--  Subhash Roy, CTO, AMCC, will present "Enabling Cost-Effective Carrier
    Ethernet for the Metro WDM Transport Network"
--  Patrick Bisson, VP Technology Applications, EZchip Technologies, will
    present "Challenges in 100Gbps Processing"
--  Liviu Pinchas, Director of Systems Architecture, Wintegra, will
    present "Mobile Backhaul over Metro Ethernet"
--  Derek "Mac" McAuley, CTO, Netronome Systems, will present "Network
    Flow Processing in Carrier Ethernet"
--  Anders Wirkestrand, Director of Marketing, Xelerated, will present
    "Future Carrier-Ethernet Requirements and the Dataflow Architecture"
--  Mike Lardner, VP of Engineering, Lightstorm Networks, will present
    "The Follies of Enterprise Silicon in Carrier-Class Networks"
--  Lars A. Pedersen, CTO, TPACK, will present "Building Flexibility into
    Carrier-Ethernet Equipment"

Location and Registration

The Linley Group Carrier Ethernet Equipment Design Seminar will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. For further information and online registration, visit:

About The Linley Group

The Linley Group, the leading provider of independent technology analysis for networking, communications, and consumer electronics semiconductors, covers emerging areas such as high-speed embedded processors, Gigabit and 10G Ethernet, mobile communications processors, and more. The company provides in-depth technology reports and interactive seminars as well as strategic consulting services tailored to the individual client. To get free access to The Linley Group's analysis of recent news and events in these markets, subscribe to our e-mail newsletters. More information about The Linley Group is available at

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