Quellan Unveils Breakthrough Interconnect for Mega Data Centers

    Industry's thinnest, lightest active cable improves the speed, reach and
    airflow to revolutionize next generation Data Centers.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., DesignCon 2007, Jan. 30 /CNW/ -- Quellan
Incorporated, a leader in noise cancellation ICs, in collaboration with Leoni,
today announced the availability of the world's smallest gauge active cable
for use in today's mega data centers. Embedding Quellan's Q:Active components
in each end of a passive cable boosts signals and reduces noise yielding a
decrease in cable diameter by 70% while increasing cable reach up to three
times that of traditional passive cabling.
    "The need for extended interconnect reach, reduced weight and latency and
increased air flow is of paramount importance to next generation data
centers," said Lloyd Dickman, CTO, System Interconnect Group, QLogic. "Quellan
has clearly demonstrated that their active cable collaboration has yielded an
innovative family of products to meet this burgeoning market need."
    With passive cables, the propagating data is attenuated and distorted; a
problem compounded with higher data rates and smaller gauge cabling. With
Quellan's Q:Active technology embedded inside connectors, the impairments are
removed and cabling can now run 3 to 4 times farther, and operate at 1/3 the
diameter of current cabling options.
    "Our data center customers have been clamoring for lighter, longer reach,
and lower powered interconnects to alleviate the weight and bulk problems
associated with today's mega data centers," said Henning Hansen, General
Manager of Leoni, North America." By activating our advanced cable technology
with Q:Active from Quellan, we can solve this problem and revolutionize the
    Mega data centers currently utilize interconnect conduits that reach 12
feet in diameter and weigh as much as 3 tons. Q:Active reduces the weight of
these conduits to just a fraction of existing deployments.  This results in
dramatically increased air flow, lower overall power consumption and greater
density in the data center.
    Quellan will demonstrate its Q:Active technology for both 10 Gigabit
Ethernet, CX4 and Double Data Rate Infiniband at Silicon Valley's DesignCon
Technical Conference, booth 112.

    About Quellan
    Quellan's adaptive Noise Cancellation chips are a subset of the ever
expanding Analog IC market, expected to grow to $47B in 2007. Quellan serves
the Enterprise, Telecom, Broadcast, Automotive and Consumer Electronics
markets with ultra-low power devices that improve the performance of
datacenter interconnects, wireless handsets, laptop computers and game
consoles.  For more information visit www.quellan.com; email

For further information:

For further information: Kristen Domingo of Quellan, +1-408-625-2200, or
pressrelations@quellan.com Web Site: http://www.quellan.com

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