Lenovo Networks Selects Agere Systems High-Performance Gigabit Ethernet Solution for Enterprise Networking Portfolio
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Press release date: May 2, 2006
Agere's selection based on superior performance and costs of its product, as well as customer service
LAS VEGAS, May 2 / -- Lenovo Networks, a subsidiary of Lenovo Group Limited (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), has selected Agere Systems (NYSE:AGR) Gigabit Ethernet solutions for use in Lenovo's networking product portfolio to be installed in medium- and large-sized businesses.
Lenovo Networks' equipment embedded with Agere's solution will feature advanced, fully managed switches powered by Agere Systems' chipset solution that offers superior performance and cost benefits compared with any alternative technologies.
The Lenovo Networks' equipment will be displayed in Agere's meeting room this week at Interop 2006 in Las Vegas. (Agere meeting rooms at Interop are located at Surf A and B in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.)
Lenovo Networks considers the Agere Systems' solution to be an unrivaled platform with the highest level of integration and performance in the industry, delivering 10 Gigabits per second (Gbits/s) Ethernet channels on a single device with transmission speed of 1 Gbit/s. This solution not only powers delivery of unmatched multimedia and storage performance in the enterprise sector, but also enables delivery of multiple systems with the fastest time to market.
The solution adopted by Lenovo Networks consists of Agere's ET4148 and ET4128, as well as the Octal TruePHY(TM) 1081 device. The Octal TruePHY features low power and exceeds industry standard requirements for reach and error-free performance by approximately 40 percent. Also inherent in the TruePHY architecture is the industry's most advanced cable diagnostic capability, with the ability to pinpoint cable faults with precision of 100 meters in standard cabling.
"Agere proved to us its product performs better and offers more attractive features than others we considered, "said Li Jun, research and development director of Lenovo Networks. "Agere provides stellar effort in customer support and has surely shown its commitment to develop products with us."
"Agere focuses on supporting Lenovo Networks' ambition to deliver the highest cost/performance enterprise and computing networking solutions in the industry," said John Cummins, vice president of the Telecommunications and Enterprise Networking Division of Agere Systems Greater China. "Our main goal has been and will continue to be to provide better support than Lenovo Networks would receive from any other company."
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Agere Systems is a global leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. The company's chips and software power a broad range of computing and communications applications, from cell phones, PCs, PDAs, hard disk drives and gaming devices to the world's most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Agere's customers include top manufacturers of consumer electronics, communications and computing equipment. Agere's products connect people to information and entertainment at home, at work and on the road -- enabling the connected lifestyle. More information about Agere Systems is available from its web site at http://www.agere.com/.
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