Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced a multi-phase technology collaboration that brings Qualcomm’s server technology ecosystem one step closer to commercialization. As part of the collaboration, Mellanox will offer Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions that, in conjunction with Qualcomm Technologies’ ARM instruction set based server CPUs, will be optimized for scalable server and storage infrastructures.
Mellanox’s product leadership with 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gigabit per-second Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect technology provides solutions for the most efficient hyperscale deployments including Web 2.0, cloud, big data, database and storage applications. When paired with Qualcomm Technologies’ server CPU, the combined solution will enable advanced and cost-effective platforms for the next generation of datacenter infrastructure, delivering a significant return on investment.
“We are pleased to work with Qualcomm, as they extend their proven execution and technology leadership in the embedded space, to the server market,” said Eyal Waldman, president and chief executive officer, Mellanox Technologies. “Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced server technology combined with our industry leading interconnect solutions, creates a world-class platform for next-generation server and storage systems. This collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies will enable data centers to scale out with efficient, intelligent building blocks, to meet the needs of enterprise, cloud, Big Data, Web 2.0, and storage workloads.”
“We are combining our long history of bespoke processor development with world-class server CPU design expertise to deliver innovative solutions for the world’s mega data centers,” says Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Working with Mellanox to combine its extremely high performance interconnect solutions with our leading-edge CPU ensures that we, and our customers, are able to address the most demanding datacenter needs.”
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.