ZettaCom's Rapid Growth Drives Relocation to Larger Silicon Valley Headquarters - New Facility and East Coast Sales Office Will Support Company's Optical Silicon Solution

17.07.2001 | Wirtschaftspresse

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the company's significant business expansion, ZettaCom, Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance and configurable optical silicon solutions, today announced it has doubled its workforce over the last year and relocated its corporate office space by leasing facilities to accommodate the company's continued rapid growth. This major expansion will help the company to meet customer demand for components used in high-speed communications networking systems. All departments have relocated to the new 50,000 square foot corporate headquarters located in Santa Clara at 2055 Laurelwood Road, almost five times the size of the company's previous corporate offices. The larger space has room to establish labs for product development and product qualification as well as space for additional engineering and sales positions to enhance customer support.

ZettaCom's growth is fueled by the continued demand for next generation networking technologies in optical silicon(TM) integrated circuits. Recently infused with $47.5 million in additional funding by venture capital firms including Granite Global Ventures, Venrock Associates, Norwest Venture Partners and Development Bank of Singapore, ZettaCom is well positioned to become a top tier supplier of optical silicon solutions for network system

ZettaCom is also pleased to announce the establishment of an East Coast sales and support office located in Westford, Mass., 23 miles northwest of Boston, led by Rob Parda, Eastern Area Sales Manager. Along with its expansion, ZettaCom is attracting exceptional talent to complement a seasoned team of networking communications experts.
"With room to more than double our current staff, we are prepared to support the imminent ramp up in production of ZettaCom's OC-192 Switch Fabric and Traffic Manager (ZEST and ZEN) products to the market," said Daryn Lau, President and CEO of ZettaCom. "The additional space affords the company the opportunity to offer the highest level of service to our customers and meet the strong market demand for our complete optical silicon solution in advance of product shipment this summer."

Inside the Technology: Universal Switch Architecture ZettaCom is setting the standard by delivering the communication industry's most powerful fiber-to-fiber solution, with the highest performance available in protocol processing and data switching. Based on its Universal Switch Architecture, the product set enables ZettaCom's partners to develop a highly scalable, multi-protocol system with carrier-class reliability and a secure migration path to new services and higher speeds, such as OC-768.

The Universal Switch Architecture, comprised of the ZEST and ZEN product families, is optimized to handle the requirements of the emerging multiservice optical infrastructure and its high-density OC-12 to OC-192 services. The ZEST family has unparalleled data switching capacity, while the ZEN family provides the best-in-class features and performance in protocol processing. Both product families offer the highest integration in the industry, providing the advantages of low cost, unparalleled power and high reliability. ZEN and ZEST families support open interfaces to allow for maximum implementation flexibility, interfacing to each other or to other vendors' solutions.

About ZettaCom, Inc.

ZettaCom is the leader in providing Optical Silicon(TM) solutions. Optical Silicon is a new breed of specialized ICs that provides the hardwar intelligence within an optical network system. Founded in 1999, ZettaCom delivers a complete solution featuring the highest levels of performance, scalability, flexibility and integration in the industry to assist its partners in gaining early market entry. By partnering with network switching manufacturers and system vendors, ZettaCom will enable them to meet tomorrow's challenges and gain early market entry by delivering their Universal Switch Architecture: powerful high-speed, feature-rich solutions in the high-end telecommunication markets.
The privately-held company has completed two rounds of funding from leading venture capital firms such as Granite Global Ventures, Venrock Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, Development Bank of Singapore, and Mr. Wu-Fu Chen.

For more information about products offered by ZettaCom, please call 408-869-7000 or visit www.zettacom.com.

NOTE: Optical silicon is a trademark of ZettaCom, Inc.