IBM’s exit from the Network Processor Market

Eventhough this happened back in Jan 2004, it is worth noting that IBM sold their technology to a firm that specialises in security. HIFN . The price paid was 15 million cash.
IBM will comtinue to manufacture the Picoprocessor PowerNP products for Hifn as part of its foundry business.
This move is indicative of where network processors are starting to reside, as high speed packet inspectors and classifiers.

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