Inphi and Innovium Announce Multiple Industry-leading 100G-400G Data Center Solutions

Joint Solutions Deliver Significant Advantage in Power, Latency and Cost while
Dramatically Scaling Networks to Meet Explosive Bandwidth Growth

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2018 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects, today announced that Inphi and Innovium, leading providers of switch silicon for data centers, partner to provide customers multiple highly scalable industry-leading 100G-400G data center solutions to meet their explosive bandwidth demand growth.
According to Cisco’s 2018 Global Cloud Index, there is a secular trend towards large scale data centers, where the number of data centers is expected to double by 2021 and traffic within such data centers is expected to quadruple over that same period. Data center customers are therefore looking at multiple ways to scale their networks while driving operational efficiencies and investment protection. They are trying to flatten their networks with larger radix fixed switches to reduce tiers in the network, deploy higher performance 12.8Tbps switches in the network to scale bandwidth, increase power efficiency and adopt higher speed 200/400G connectivity with lower cost/bit.
“Inphi has a range of proven PAM4 based power efficient DSP PHY ICs, drivers and TIAs in its Polaris™ and Porrima™ family to enable time to market next-gen 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE optics with significant cost/bit advantage. Further, it leverages its PAM4 expertise to offer a very compelling gearbox solution in its Vega™ family to bridge connectivity between Innovium’s 12.8Tbps switch based on PAM4 interfaces and the large install base of NRZ based copper and optics ecosystem,” said Siddharth Sheth, SVP, Networking Interconnects at Inphi.
The Innovium TERALYNX™ product line delivers the fastest and most scalable Ethernet switch silicon family with leading analytics, programmability, and power efficiency to meet the critical requirements of large scale data center customers. TERALYNX™ is the industry’s first switch that achieves 12.8Tbps throughput, while delivering breakthrough telemetry, line-rate programmability, largest on-chip buffers and best-in-class low-latency, including robust cut-through, resulting in over 6x advantage compared to alternatives.
Inphi and Innovium, two leaders in next-generation semiconductor network infrastructure, now offer joint data center solutions to meet the most demanding needs of data center customers.
These solutions include:

  • Reference design for a 128 x 100GbE switch system which features Innovium’s TERALYNX™ 12.8Tbps single-chip programmable switch with PAM4 IO with Inphi’s Vega™ gearbox to offer the highest radix fixed switch with 128 ports of 100GbE to connect using existing NRZ based copper and optics ecosystem. This system dramatically reduces complexity, power, latency and cost compared to existing solutions that use multiple 3.2Tbps or 6.4Tbps switch chips.
  • A highly scalable comprehensive switch plus optics solution for customers with compelling economics, power efficiency and performance. Innovium TERALYNX™ enables customers to build compelling switch configurations such as 128 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of 200GbE or 32 ports of 400GbE. Inphi’s Polaris™ and Porrima™ family provides optics module vendors PAM4 technology to build highly power efficient, cost-effective and high performance 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE optics modules. Together, Innovium and Inphi based products provide a comprehensive solution to data center customers.

“We are excited to showcase the first joint solution with Inphi in the form of a modular 4RU, 128 x 100GbE system at OCP 2018. It replaces six to twelve existing switches for equivalent switching capacity while reducing cost, power, latency, complexity and simplifying operations,” said Rajiv Khemani, CEO & Co-founder of Innovium.

About Inphi

Inphi Corporation is a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects. We move big data – fast, throughout the globe, between data centers, and inside data centers. Inphi’s expertise in signal integrity results in reliable data delivery, at high speeds, over a variety of distances. As data volumes ramp exponentially due to video streaming, social media, cloud-based services, and wireless infrastructure, the need for speed has never been greater. That’s where we come in. Customers rely on Inphi’s solutions to develop and build out the Service Provider and Cloud infrastructures, and data centers of tomorrow. To learn more about Inphi, visit

About Innovium

Innovium is a provider of high performance, innovative switching silicon solutions for data centers. Innovium TERALYNX™ family delivers software compatible products ranging from 3.2Tbps to 12.8Tbps with unmatched power efficiency, radix, programmability, buffers and low latency. Innovium team members have a highly successful track record in delivering several generations of widely deployed data center products. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Greylock Partners, Walden Riverwood, Capricorn Investment Group, Qualcomm Ventures, S-Cubed Capital and Redline Capital. For more information, please visit:

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