Infineon Strengthens Hold on the Japanese VDSL Market: Allied Telesis K.K. Selects Infineon's QAM PoVDSL Chipset for its Broadband Access Platform

Jul 3, 2002 | Market News

Tokyo, Japan – July 3, 2002 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading provider of integrated circuits (ICs) for advanced communication systems, today announced that Allied Telesis K.K. (ATKK), a leading designer of Ethernet and IP networking solutions, has selected Infineon’s standard compliant Packet over VDSL (PoVDSL) chipset to enhance its VDSL platform making possible very-high bandwidth applications as multi-channel video and Ethernet over VDSL. Infineon’s PoVDSL is based on the proven and widely deployed QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) technology, which enables a simple and short design cycle for affordable broadband-over-copper DSLAMs, switches, and customer premises equipment.

“Targeted at providing the leading Japanese carriers a true broadband solution that will enable multiple revenue generating services we evaluated several options, only to conclude that VDSL technology was the only viable alternative. Based on our excellent past experience with Infineon’s Ethernet over QAM-VDSL (10BaseS™) solution we are confident that the Infineon VDSL chipset is the right choice,“ said Shinichi Kimura, Senior VP of marketing at Allied Telesis K.K. “Infineon’s PoVDSL’s plug-and-play nature and the availability of an eight-port QAM-VDSL Analog Front End IC will enable us to quickly roll-out high density systems and accelerate the deployment of QAM VDSL systems in Japan.”

Infineon’s powerful QAM-VDSL chipset features a comparatively smaller footprint and a lower power consumption than competing solutions on the market. The VDSL chipset incorporates vast experience gained by Infineon in worldwide deployment and extensive telecom field trials of the company’s 2-band VDSL chipsets. Fully compliant with ETSI, ANSI (plan 997, plan 998) and the recently expanded ITU VDSL standards requirements, Infineon’s Packet over VDSL chipset goes beyond the standards’ definition and includes full Ethernet MII layers above the packet transport interface. Infineon’s PoVDSL provides maximum data rates of 40Mbps over 1.5km (4500ft) of twisted copper wires. Higher bit-rates can be achieved at shorter distances.

QAM-VDSL is a robust technology featuring high immunity to impulse and outside noise interference. It coexists with legacy voice, ISDN and all other DSL technologies. This is significantly important in the Japanese market where many technologies share the same copper infrastructure. Due to its reliability it is also highly suitable for real-time applications such as voice, interactive gaming and video.

“We are extremely happy to strengthen our collaboration with ATKK,” said Yasuaki Mori, President of Infineon Japan. The demand for broadband services in Japan is on the rise. In this environment market leaders such as ATKK cannot afford not to choose the right core-technology for their broadband access platforms. Building on the success of the large installment base of 10BaseS systems, ATKK can now offer highly reliable systems that support premium quality applications,” Mr. Mori added.

About ATKK

Allied Telesis develops and markets a wide range of Ethernet and IP networking products to link people to information within small networks, across large networks, and over the Internet. Allied Telesis provides complete systems, with a product set that spans everything from Ethernet Adapters through to Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 Switched, from ISDN Internet Access Routers to Virtual Private Network Multiprotocol Routers, and all media types from Copper to Fiber-Optic to Wireless. Incorporated in 1987, Allied Telesis has become known as a pioneer and leader in the Japanese networking industry, with a brand-name that means high quality solutions supported by local in-depth technical expertise. Allied Telesis is headquartered in Tokyo, employs over 500 people in Japan and has sales and support offices in all major Japanese cities. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Allied Telesis International Corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California USA, is an affiliate company. Further information is available at

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2001 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.67 billion with about 33,800 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at

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