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   Move to PC Unveils High Volume Avenues for Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-1
Current and Future Analysis.....II-1
Regional Analysis.....II-1
1$100
   Analysis by Product Segment.....II-2
1$100
   Rosy Future for Ethernet Switch Market.....II-3
Tech-Savvy Spurs Growth of Layer 3 Switches.....II-3
Layer 2 Market: Caught Up in Commoditization Pressures.....II-3
Undaunted Cisco Fort!.....II-3
Switch on to Fast and Gigabit Ethernet.....II-3
1$100
   Emerging Technologies in the Driver’s Seat.....II-4
Next Generation Switches.....II-4
Ethernet Switch Spurs Communications Industry.....II-4
Netting the Ethernet Customers.....II-4
1$100
   The GbE Take-off.....II-5
10-Gbps Switch Continues to Grow.....II-5
Selective Upgradation.....II-5
1$100
   North American Small Class 5 Switches Enjoy Rare Growth.....II-6
Ethernet Switch Vendors Fall Victim of Price Slide.....II-6
1$100
   Ethernet Switches – An Overview.....II-7
End Uses.....II-7
Banking on Switches.....II-7
1$100
   Open Standards Interface (OSI) Model.....II-8
The Legacy of Ethernet.....II-8
Market Drivers for Ethernet.....II-8
1$100
   Types of Ethernet.....II-9
Limitations of Ethernet.....II-9
Product Segmentation.....II-9
10-Mbps.....II-9
1$100
   100-Mbps.....II-10
Gigabit Ethernet.....II-10
1$100
   A Comparison Table of Technological Specification for 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps and Gigabit
  Ethernet.....II-11
1$100
   10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GigE).....II-12
Types of Switches.....II-12
ATM.....II-12
LAN.....II-12
Unmanaged.....II-12
Managed.....II-12
Stackable.....II-12
Chassis.....II-12
Layer Segments.....II-12
Layer 2 Switches.....II-12
1$100
   Layer 3 Switches.....II-13
Layer 2-3 Switches.....II-13
Characteristics.....II-13
Layer 4-7 Switches.....II-13
1$100
   10-Gigabit Enterprise.....II-14
Best Practices of 10-Gbps.....II-14
Market Drivers for 10-Gbps.....II-14
1$100
   Wireless Networking.....II-15
Increased Performance and Standards.....II-15
Proliferation of Mobile Devices.....II-15
Network Storage.....II-15
10-Gbps and Metro Area Network (MAN).....II-15
1$100
   Technological Developments in Recent Past.....II-16
Fujitsu Devises a Single-chip 12-port 10-Gbps Ethernet Switch.....II-16
High-Performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet Switch from Fujitsu.....II-16
BayStack Ethernet Switch from Nortel.....II-16
Performance Technologies Embedded Switch Forays into the Market.....II-16
Hitachi Supports High-performance Wide Area Ethernet Switches.....II-16
1$100
   ZyXEL Communications Devises IES-1000 G.shdsl Ethernet Switch.....II-17
1$100
   Ethernet Switch Market.....II-18
Table 1: World Market for Layer 2 Fixed (Stackable) Ethernet Switch (2002-2005): Percentage Market Share of Revenues by Leading Vendors - Cisco Systems, Inc., 3Com Corporation, Nortel Networks Corp., Hewlett- Packard, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-18
1$300
   Table 2: World Market for Layer 3 Fixed Configuration (Stackable) Ethernet Switch (2002-2005): Percentage Market Share of Revenues by Leading Vendors - Cisco Systems, Inc., Extreme, 3Com Corporation, Foundry Networks, Inc., and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-19

Table 3: World Market for Layer 3 Fixed Ethernet Switch (2002-2005): Percentage Market Share of Port Shipment Units by Leading Vendors - Cisco Systems, Inc. Hewlett-Packard, Extreme, Foundry Networks, Inc., and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-19
1$300
   Table 4: World Market for Layer 3 Modular Ethernet Switch (2002-2005): Percentage Market Share of Revenues by Leading Vendors - Cisco Systems, Inc., Foundry Networks, Inc., Nortel Networks Corp., Enterasys, Extreme, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-20
Competitive Strategies.....II-20
1$300
   3Com Launches IntelliJack NJ240FX Ethernet Switch.....II-21
3Com Launches OfficeConnect® Access Point for PoE.....II-21
Broadcom Launches Self Diagnosable Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-21
Broadcom Introduces Range of Fast Ethernet Switches.....II-21
1$100
   Fujitsu Unveils Range of 10Gb Ethernet Switches.....II-22
Greenfield Introduces New Ethernet Switch Platform Solution.....II-22
Dell Introduces PowerConnect Switch Series.....II-22
Vitesse Introduces Wide Array of Ethernet Switches.....II-22
1$100
   Optelecom-NKF Launches New Ethernet Switch.....II-23
Zarlink Introduces Innovative Layer 2 Ethernet Switches.....II-23
Foundry Rolls Out New All-Fiber Edge Switch.....II-23
Foundry Introduces SuperX Family of Ethernet Switches.....II-23
1$100
   Nortel Launches Enhanced Ethernet Switches for Metro Ethernet Product
  Portfolio.....II-24
ProCurve Networking Adds New Products to its Network Architecture.....II-24
HP Upgrades HP BladeSystem with Cisco Switch Technology.....II-24
Allied Telesyn Launches AT900 Series of Managed Layer 2/3 Gigabit Ethernet
  Switches.....II-24
1$100
   AMX Launches Managed Ethernet Switches.....II-25
ADTRAN Introduces New Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch.....II-25
Asante Unveils IntraCore Layer 3 Family of Ethernet Switches.....II-25
3Com Launches Baseline Switch 2226-PWR Plus for SMBs.....II-25
3Com Introduces New Product in 7700 Family of Ethernet Switches.....II-25
1$100
   3Com Launches New IntelliJack™ NJ220 Ethernet Switch.....II-26
Alcatel Introduces New OmniSwitch 6800 Family of Ethernet Switches.....II-26
Foundry Expands ServerIron GT E-Series Switch Family.....II-26
Foundry Introduces New Modular Optical Interfaces.....II-26
Foundry Introduces New Products for Facilitating Faster Adoption of 10-GbE.....II-26
1$100
   Foundry Launches First Modular Connection between LAN, MAN and WAN.....II-27
Foundry Introduces FastIron Edge Layer X-Series.....II-27
Performance Technologies Enhances IPnexus with Additional Network AddressTranslation
  Capabilities.....II-27
HP ProCurve Expands Product Line for Adaptive EDGE Network Design.....II-27
1$100
   ProCurve Networking Unveils ProCurve 3400 Series.....II-28
HP Launches Storage Networks for SMBs.....II-28
ProCurve Launches Solutions for Security, Mobility and IP Telephony.....II-28
HP Launches New Ethernet 5300 Series.....II-28
1$100
   Cisco Launches New Supervisor Engines for 10 GbE Switches.....II-29
HP Introduces ProCurve 3400 Ethernet Switch Series.....II-29
Cisco Offers Improved Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-29
HP Introduces ProCurve Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-29
Foundry Upgrades FEX Series Ethernet Switches with Full Layer 3 Capabilities.....II-29
1$100
   PTI Introduces FlexTunnel Module for Embedded Ethernet Switches.....II-30
Rockwell Launches Safety Controllers with Ethernet Switches.....II-30
Allied Telesyn Introduces AT-8500 Ethernet Switches to Counter DoS Attacks.....II-30
Asante New IntraCore Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-30
1$100
   Tyco Launches RJ-45 Connector with Integrated PoE.....II-31
Vitesse Launches New HawX Series of Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-31
Radstone Strategically Commits to LVL7's FASTPATH Software for Gigabit Ethernet
  Switches.....II-31
3Com Introduces Four-port Ethernet Switch.....II-31
1$100
   TC’s Self-Healing Ring Ethernet Switch Enters the Market.....II-32
Dell to Launch Cost-effective Layer 3 Gigabit Switches.....II-32
Cisco Launches Catalyst 3750.....II-32
TC Communications Launches Self-Healing Ring Ethernet Switch.....II-32
Cost-effective Websmart 10/100 Ethernet Switches from AESP.....II-32
1$100
   Dell Launches its First Line of Layer 3 Switches.....II-33
Dell Announces PowerConnect Gbit Ethernet Switches.....II-33
Compact Gigabit Ethernet Switches from Foundry.....II-33
Foundry Rolls Out IPv6 Terathon Modules.....II-33
Alcatel Launches MPLS-Enabled Metro Ethernet Switches.....II-33
Stacking Gigabit Ethernet Switch from 3Com.....II-33
1$100
   Compex Launches NetPassage WPE54G.....II-34
1$100
   Cost-effective Prestera-DX Devices from Marvell.....II-35
PowerDsine Launches Dual In-Line Memory Module for Ethernet Switches.....II-35
Ethernet Technology Solutions from Foundry and 3Com.....II-35
Performance Technologies Releases Layer 3 Embedded Ethernet Switches.....II-35
ZNXY Debuts 16-Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-35
1$100
   Black Diamond 10-Gigabit Ethernet Switch from Extreme Networks.....II-36
Broadcom Debuts Inexpensive GbE Series.....II-36
Cisco’s 12-port Ethernet Switches Enters the Market.....II-36
Marvell Launches Prestera-DX Devices.....II-36
Force 10 Launches E300 Platform.....II-36
Dell Unveils PowerConnect Managed Network Switches.....II-36
1$100
   Vitesse Introduces Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-37
ZNYX Networks Releases 16-Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-37
Cisco’s Catalyst 2955 Features Triple Connectivity for Enterprise Customers.....II-37
PowerDsine Rolls Out Power over LAN Dual In-Line Memory Module.....II-37
Nortel Launches Ethernet Switches.....II-37
1$100
   Asante Rolls Out Gigabit Ethernet Routing Switch.....II-38
Foundry Announced Power Over Ethernet Switches.....II-38
Harting Rolls Out 5 Port Ethernet Switch ESC 67-10.....II-38
Marvell Announces a Range of Port QoS Switches.....II-38
1$100
   Cisco Launches Catalyst 6500 Series Switch.....II-39
Astro-Med Rolls Military-grade Ethernet Switch.....II-39
Pericom Launches Inexpensive Gigabit Ethernet LAN Switch.....II-39
VIPA Launches Smallest Industrial Grade Ethernet Switch.....II-39
Marvell Rolls Out Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch.....II-39
Runtop Introduces 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch.....II-39
1$100
   Nortel Debuts Gigabit Ethernet LAN Switch.....II-40
Mid-Range Ethernet Switch from HP.....II-40
Marvell Launches 10-Gigabit Ethernet Prestera Switch.....II-40
Black Diamond 10-GbE Switch from Extreme Networks.....II-40
ZNYX Rolls Out Advance TCA Ethernet Switch Blades.....II-40
1$100
   VISTA Controls Selects Performance Technologies' IPnexus Switch.....II-41
Performance Technologies Enters Asia.....II-41
Performance Technologies Rolls Out Gigabit Ethernet Switch.....II-41
Nortel’s Optical Ethernet Solutions to Drive Ethernet Services Growth.....II-41
Nortel’ s LAN Switch Module to Offer a Higher Return on Investment.....II-41
1$100
   Nortel to Launch Alteon Application Switch Line.....II-42
Alcatel Rolls Out OmniSwitch Series.....II-42
Layer 2 Stackable Ethernet Switch from Allied Telesyn.....II-42
Cisco’s Catalyst Series Enters the Market.....II-42
IBM Releases Chip Set for Networking Gear.....II-42
1$100
   ZyXEL Added Gigabit Ethernet Switches to its Product Line.....II-43
SBS Unwraps 6U CompactPCI Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-43
Garrettcom Rolls Out Managed Hardened Ethernet Switch.....II-43
Enterprise Networking Solutions from 3Com Canada.....II-43
3Com Debuts SuperStack 3 Switch 4200 Series.....II-43
1$100
   3Com Launches Enterprise Networking Solution.....II-44
3Com Expands its Ethernet Switches Portfolio.....II-44
Nortel Rolls Out OPTera Packet Edge 100 Ethernet Switch Card.....II-44
Ethernet Switch Card from Nortel.....II-44
Marvell Upgrades its Fast Ethernet Switches.....II-44
Radlan and Marvell Jointly Offer Industry's first 24-port Gigabit Switch.....II-44
1$100
   InterlinkBT Debuts Industrial Ethernet Switch.....II-45
Contemporary Controls Rolls Debuts World’s Smallest Ethernet Switches.....II-45
Inexpensive Gigabit Ethernet Switches from Broadcom.....II-45
ZNYX Unwraps 16-Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-45
Kontron Rolls Outs a Fast Ethernet Switch.....II-45
Fast Ethernet Switch from Kontron Enters the Market.....II-45
1$100
   PowerDsine Introduces Power Over LAN Solution.....II-46
Broadcom Rolls Out a Range of Enterprise Switch Products.....II-46
1$100
   Broadcom Acquires Siliquent Technologies.....II-47
Cisco Systems to Acquire Sheer Networks for Providing Enhanced Solutions.....II-47
Cisco Systems Acquires NetSift.....II-47
Cisco Systems to Acquire Sipura Technology.....II-47
1$100
   Cisco Acquires M. I. Secure Corporation.....II-48
Cisco Systems Acquires Airespace.....II-48
FineGround Acquired by Cisco Systems.....II-48
Cisco Systems Acquires Topspin Communications.....II-48
Nortel Acquires PEC Solutions to Create Nortel PEC Solutions.....II-48
Westermo Purchases OnTime.....II-48
1$100
   TechnoConcepts Acquires Asante.....II-49
Private Investment Group to Acquire Enterasys.....II-49
Optelecom Acquires NKF.....II-49
Foundry and Myricom Enter into Alliance for 10-Gigabit Ethernet Switches.....II-49
1$100
   Vitesse Bags Ethernet Switch Contract.....II-50
Alcatel Wins Contract from Agip KCO.....II-50
Alcatel Establishes Subsidiary in Vietnam.....II-50
Alcatel to Establish R&D Center in Western China.....II-50
1$100
   PTK Selects Alcatel for VoIP Solutions in Kosovo.....II-51
True Corporation Uses Cisco’s 10 GbE Technology for Achieving IP NGN.....II-51
Chile’s First 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Involves Cisco’s Switches and
  Routers.....II-51
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Selects Cisco’s Catalyst Switches for Campus
  Network.....II-51
Northrop Grumman Selects Performance Technologies Ethernet Switches for UAVs.....II-51
1$100
   Alcatel Acquires Spatial Wireless to Strengthen NGN Solutions Portfolio.....II-52
Alcatel Acquires Right Vision for Delivering Converged Network Solutions.....II-52
Alcatel Acquires eDial.....II-52
Alcatel Acquires WaterCove Networks.....II-52
1$100
   Alcatel Acquires MNC.....II-53
Cisco Systems Acquires BCN Systems.....II-53
Cisco Systems Acquires NetSolve.....II-53
Cisco Systems Acquires dynamicsoft.....II-53
Cisco Systems Acquires Parc Technologies for Optimizing Routing.....II-53
1$100
   Cisco Acquires Assets of Procket Networks.....II-54
Cisco Acquires Actona Technologies.....II-54
Cisco Acquires Twingo Systems.....II-54
Cisco Acquires Riverhead Networks.....II-54
Cisco Acquires Andiamo Systems.....II-54
Cisco Acquires Latitude Communications.....II-54
Performance Technologies Acquires Mapletree Networks.....II-54
1$100
   Alcatel Enters into Strategic Alliance with Venezuela’s CANTV.....II-55
T-Com, Alcatel and Siemens Reach an Agreement on VoIP.....II-55
ProCurve Networking Enters into Agreement with Mitel.....II-55
Lifetime Products Deploys HP ProCurve Networking Infrastructure.....II-55
1$100
   General Mills Selects HP ProCurve Networking for Network Standardization.....II-56
3Com’s VoIP Integrated with PoE Switches.....II-56
Alcatel, IBM, TP, and Talex Install SAN Extension for Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.....II-56
Monash University Deploys Cisco’s Gigabit Ethernet Based Access Network.....II-56
1$100
   BellSouth Deploys Cisco 7600 Router in Metro Ethernet Service.....II-57
Erenius Deploys Cisco’s Broadband Ethernet in Parisian Households.....II-57
Dansk Bredbaand Offers Metro Ethernet Broadband Network using Cisco Switching
  Equipment.....II-57
Neuf Uses Cisco Metro Ethernet Aggregation Network to Introduce TV Over ADSL
  Services.....II-57
Performance Technologies’ Ethernet Switches Used by ISR in Manufacturing Liquid-
  Cooled Computers.....II-57
1$100
   NMS Uses Performance Technologies' Ethernet Switches for Mobile Services
  Platform.....II-58
Vitesse Employs Simplified Development Process for GbE LAN Switches.....II-58
GlobalConnect Installs Foundry Networks’ Ethernet Switches.....II-58
Andrew Corporation Employs Performance Technologies' Equipment.....II-58
1$100
   Nortel Deploys Gigabit Ethernet Network in Japanese University.....II-59
1$100
   Agere Acquires TeraBlaze to Serve GbE Market.....II-60
IBM Partners with Force 10.....II-60
Performance Technologies in Collaboration with Sun Microsystems.....II-60
Top Vendors Join Hands for 10-Gigabit Ethernet Alliance.....II-60
1$100
   Performance Technologies' Embedded Switch for AudioCodes.....II-61
Foundry’s 10-GbE Switches Selected by NNSA.....II-61
SwitchCore Partners With Huawei.....II-61
Top Server Vendors Deliver Enterprise Blade Solutions in Partnership.....II-61
1$100
   3Com Corporation (US).....II-62
ADTRAN, Inc. (US).....II-62
Alcatel (France).....II-62
Allied Telesyn International (US).....II-62
1$100
   AMX Corporation (US).....II-63
Asante Technologies, Inc. (US).....II-63
Broadcom Corporation (US).....II-63
Cisco Systems, Inc. (US).....II-63
1$100
   Compex, Inc. (US).....II-64
Enterasys Networks, Inc. (US).....II-64
Foundry Networks, Inc. (US).....II-64
1$100
   Hewlett-Packard Company (US).....II-65
NETGEAR, Inc. (US).....II-65
Nortel Networks Corporation (Canada).....II-65
Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (US).....II-65
1$100
   Performance Technologies, Inc. (US).....II-66
PowerDsine (US).....II-66
Tyco Electronics (US).....II-66
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (US).....II-66
1$100
   Westermo Teleindustri AB (Sweden).....II-67
1$100
   Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-68

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Ethernet Switches by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Port Shipment Units for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-68
1$300
   Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches by Product Segment – 10-Mbps Ethernet Switches, 100-Mbps Ethernet Switches, and Gigabit Ethernet Switches Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-69

Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Ethernet Switches by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Port Shipment Units for 10-Mbps Ethernet Switches, 100-Mbps Ethernet Switches, and Gigabit Ethernet Switches Markets for 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-69
1$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
Technological Development.....III-1
Product Launches.....III-1
11$525
   Product Launches/Introductions in Recent Past.....III-126$350
   Recent Industry Activity.....III-189$325
   Strategic Corporate Developments in Recent Past.....III-271$75
   Focus on Key Players.....III-285$275
   B. Market Analytics.....III-33
Table 9: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-34
Current & Future Analysis.....III-34
Product Launches.....III-34
Product Launches in Recent Past.....III-34
1$75
   Recent Industry Activity.....III-35
Nortel Networks Corporation – A Key Player.....III-35
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-36
Table 10: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-37
Current & Future Analysis.....III-37
Technological Developments in Recent Past.....III-37
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-38
Table 11: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-39
Current & Future Analysis.....III-39
Product Launch.....III-39
Recent Industry Activity.....III-39
3$175
   Key Players.....III-421$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-43
Table 12: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-44
Current & Future Analysis.....III-44
Product Launches in Recent Past.....III-44
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-45
Table 13: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-46
Table 14: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethernet Switches with Annual Port Shipment in Million Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46
1$150
    
 
 


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