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6WIND and ADI Engineering Team Up for High-Performance Packet Processing Platforms


March 29, 2011 - Paris And Charlottesville, VA

6WIND, the leading provider of commercial packet processing solutions, and ADI Engineering, the Open IP ODM and a leading supplier of hardware platforms for embedded networking and embedded Intel® Architecture technology, today announced a partnership to provide high-performance packet processing platforms for networking and telecom applications. The companies will work together to integrate the 6WINDGate™ packet processing software with ADI's Intel® Architecture-based ATCA and AMC boards, resulting in optimized off-the-shelf solutions ideal for networking and telecom OEMs.

For those OEMs who prefer to purchase pre-packed hardware-software solutions for minimum time-to-market, ADI will sell boards with 6WINDGate binaries pre-installed along with the operating system. Other OEMs, looking to differentiate their products through custom networking software, will purchase 6WINDGate source licenses from 6WIND, for maximum flexibility in their own software development process.

"We are delighted to announce this partnership with ADI," said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. "The 6WINDGate software provides proven performance advantages for networking and telecom systems, so we look forward to delivering it as part of ADI's Intel® Architecture-based products."

"With the newly announced partnership, 6WIND and ADI are eagerly bringing to market leading-edge packet processing solutions based on next-generation Intel® Architecture processors," said Steve Yates, President, Founder and CTO of ADI Engineering. "This new partnership is yet another enabler of Intel® Architecture's rapid transformation into a high-performance data plane processing technology."

About 6WIND

6WIND provides high-performance packet processing software solutions used by leading suppliers of networking equipment, telecommunications infrastructure and security. The company's 6WINDGate™ solution eliminates up to twelve months from clients' product development cycles, while maximizing the performance of their multi-core platforms. To ensure the availability of a complete system-level ecosystem, 6WIND partners with industry-leading suppliers of board-level products, operating systems and embedded software products worldwide. 6WIND is a privately owned company based near Paris, France with a US subsidiary in California, sales and support office in Asia, and an R&D center in Beijing, China. For more information, please visit www.6wind.com.

About ADI Engineering

ADI Engineering Inc. is a leading provider of single board computers and "Open IP" design-through-production services for embedded Intel® Architecture processors. Founded in 1990, ADI's Open IP Model helps OEMs get their Intel-based products to market quickly, with less risk, and with a path to design IP ownership. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, ADI Engineering is a privately held company and is an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance (http://intel.com/go/ica). For more information about ADI Engineering, please visit http://www.adiengineering.com or call (434) 978-2888.

6WIND COMPANY CONTACT:
Charlie Ashton
VP of Marketing
Phone: +1 (512) 913-6231
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6WIND MEDIA / ANALYST CONTACT:
John Smolucha
PetersGroup Public Relations
Phone: +1 (512) 794-8600
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ADI ENGINEERING COMPANY CONTACT:
Andrew Girson
VP of Sales and Marketing
Phone: +1 (434) 978-2888
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