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Interphase Announces Availability of iSPAN 36CA OCTEON™ Plus AdvancedMC™ and the iSPAN 55CA PCI-X Packet Accelerator Cards

High Performance Packet Processing for Broadband Networks

Plano, TEXAS – June 12, 2008 – Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH), a leading international supplier of next-generation networking technologies, today announced the availability of the 36CA AdvancedMC™ Quad GE OCTEON™ Plus and the 55CA Quad GbE to PCI-X Packet Accelerator Cards. Both of these products are standards based packet accelerators utilizing Cavium Network’s (NASDAQ: CAVM) OCTEON Plus family of Network Service Processors and address the emerging needs of security, deep packet inspection, packet routing and policy based forwarding and pattern matching functions required in next generation networks. The 36CA Quad Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC modules are for use in AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA platforms and the 55CA quad Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X module is for use with rack-mount server platforms.

“Interphase is pleased to announce general availability for the 36CA and the 55CA. We have been working closely with a number of customers to successfully complete trials with the 36CA and 55CA over the last several months. The 36CA and 55CA expand Interphase’s product offerings with high performance packet accelerator products in partnership with Cavium Networks’ industry leading OCTEON Plus processor architecture and 6Wind’s 6WindGate™ software tools”, said Ian MacMillan, Senior Product Manager at Interphase Corporation. “As the telecommunications networks transition to a packet based network, the need for line rate secure packet processing, packet inspection, classification, and QOS support is the foundation for the delivery of high performance network elements for the emerging 3G/4G wireless, IMS and IPTV network architectures.”

The iSPAN 36CA and iSPAN 55CA packet accelerator products are ideal modules for use across a wide variety of applications including ASN Gateways and Base Stations in WIMAX networks, Radio Network Controllers, Packet Access Gateways and Gateway GPRS Service Nodes in Wideband-CDMA 3G/HSPA/LTE networks and security and content inspection appliances.

Cavium Networks’ industry leading OCTEON family of multi-core processors, with low power and high packet processing performance, provide integrated hardware acceleration engines for security and data content, co-processors for TCP offload, Anti-Virus, IDS, compression and decompression, advanced Layer4+ hardware acceleration and future proof software compatibility, making them the ideal choice for a wide range of packet processing applications in the network.

The AMC 2.0 compliant iSPAN 36CA, with quad Gigabit Ethernet and PCI-e x4 connectivity on the AdvancedMC connector, is offered with up to 1GB of memory and up to 32MB of optional 16 bit RLDRAM memory, and is suitable for usage in a wide variety of AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA based application platforms. The 55CA is an intelligent full-size PCI-X quad Gigabit Ethernet network interface card, with PCI-X connectivity to the host and a SPI4.2 connector for back to back connectivity of cards. It is offered with up to 4GB of memory and up to 32MB of optional 16 bit RLDRAM memory, and is suitable for use with enterprise class and carrier grade rack mount server platforms.

In addition to the iSPAN 36CA and 55CA, Interphase offers a broad range of AdvancedMC, AdvancedTCA, PCI-X/PCI-e and PMC modules. The Interphase portfolio of products will be showcased at the NXTcomm 2008 being held at the Las Vegas Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 16 – 19, 2008.

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About Interphase Corporation
Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH) is a leading provider of robust building blocks, highly integrated subsystems and innovative gateway appliances for the converged communications network. Building on a 30-year history of providing advanced I/O solutions for telecom and enterprise applications and addressing the need for high speed connectivity, Interphase has established a key leadership role in delivering next generation AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), MicroTCA™ and AdvancedMC™ (AMC) solutions to the marketplace. Headquartered in Plano, Texas with sales offices across the globe, Interphase clients include Alcatel-Lucent, Emerson Network Power, Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd., Hewlett Packard, Motorola Inc., Nokia-Siemens Networks, Nortel Networks Ltd. and Samsung. Interphase is a contributor member of the Scope Alliance and the Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA). Additional information about Interphase and its products is available on the company’s Web site at

Interphase is an Affiliate member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance. The Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance is a member-based program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more
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Kontron Contact:
Julie Parenzan
Interphase Corporation
Phone: 214-654-5000

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Marketing Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-623-7033




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