As of January 2002:
- Established 1998
- $39M in funding
- Berkeley Capital
- Morgan Stanley
- Intel Capital
- 14 patents pending with 4 granted
- Strong design team
- Extensive software and hardware development
950 Kifer Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
D 408 523.8050
F 408 523.8051
…To be the premier provider of fast data path network processing solutions to enable the delivery of Premium Billable Services throughout the network
Fast-Chip is a fabless semiconductor company delivering communication ICs to network equipment OEMs that enable the deployment of premium, billable services across the network. Fast-Chip’s high performance PolicyEdge™ Services Processor creates significant value by offering:
- Rich services with no compromise deterministic performance
- Granular multi-port aggregation processing for thousands of T1 / DS1 Interfaces
- A single chip solution providing higher port density and reduced cost, board area & power
- Faster Time-To-Market with simple, yet powerful Database programming model
- Increased Time-In-Market due to flexible, protocol agnostic, field programmable device
- ASIC, NPU and CPU friendly for box, blade and line card implementations
Fast-Chip's founders spent two years defining products and building an intellectual property framework that leverages their in-depth knowledge of network equipment system software and hardware architectures with ground-breaking solutions.
Fast-Chip embeds its innovative solutions into silicon, Service in Silicon™, to create revolutionary products that shatter network bottlenecks and deliver unprecedented feature-enabling performance.
The PolicyEdge™ Services Processor, Fast-Chip’s premier product, is the first commercial IC that provides multi-port, multi-protocol classification, editing, and statistics collection for 40 byte packets at 10 gigabit per second wire rate. This level of service capability with no compromise performance enables robust multi-port aggregation as well as clear channel support up to OC-192/10GE with unprecedented headroom for revenue-generating services.
Fast-Chip’s products can be used to create a wide range of next generation products, providing intelligent processing throughout the network including:
- Multi-Service Switches
- Metro Switches
- Content Switches
- Stateful Firewalls
- Network Probes
- Enterprise Routers
- Multi-Protocol Routers
- LSR and LER IP Routers
- Wireless Base Stations
- Bandwidth Managers
Fast-Chip provides development systems to support designs from 1 G Ethernet through OC-192c and provides immediate software access to PolicyEdge™. A full range of software tools compliment the hardware, including a C-simulator and MPLS applications. Fast-Chip also works closely with third party software vendors to deliver advanced routing features, which are modular and commercially available.