TRANSWITCH CORP

TRANSWITCH CORP

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Company Overview
TranSwitch Corporation is a publicly quoted company engaged in the design, development, and marketing of integrated semiconductor devices for telecommunications and data communications markets worldwide. The company has its registered office located in Shelton, Connecticut. It was formed in the year 1988 by telecom systems experts. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the trading symbol TXCC.
TranSwitch offers SONET/SDH products that provide a direct interface for fiber optic transmission. These SONET/SDH products are used to build access equipment, add/drop multiplexers, digital cross-connects, and other telecommunication and data communications equipment, as well as in customer premise equipment, such as routers and hubs, and in central offices. The company also offers Asynchronous/PDH products, including line interfaces, multiplexers, and demultiplexers that enable customer premise equipment to access the public network for voice and data communications; ATM/IP products that provide functions of ATM/IP-based multi-service access multiplexer systems; and CellBus, which is a system architecture for implementing ATM/IP access multiplexers and ATM/IP switching systems. In addition, it provides framers, which identify the starting points of defined bit streams and enable systems to recognize the remaining bits; and solutions for OEM customers to develop multi-service provisioning platforms for the access/metro networks. Further, the company offers software programs to control its configurable devices; product reference design models for both hardware and software applications; OEM product design support; multi-tier applications support; and product technical and design documentation services. It serves public network systems OEMs, WAN and LAN equipment OEMs, Internet-oriented OEMs, and communications test and performance measurement equipment OEMs, as well a government, universities, and private laboratories. TranSwitch sells its products through a network of independent distributors and sales representatives, as well as through direct sales force.
The company’s mission is to develop and supply the most innovative VLSI solutions to telecommunications and data communications OEMs worldwide. Its customers include Sonus Networks, Lucent Technologies, ECI Telecom, Samsung, Siemens, Tellabs, Cisco, Nortel, Nokia, Nortel, and Hitachi. The company has business operations in countries including Belgium, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, India, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Business Summary
TranSwitch Corporation (TranSwitch) designs, develops and supplies highly-integrated semiconductor solutions that provide core functionality for voice, data and video communications equipment for network, enterprise and customer premises applications. TranSwitch customers for these semiconductor products are the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who supply wire-line and wireless network operators, who provide voice, data and video services to end users, such as consumers, corporations, municipalities etc. Its system-on-a-chip products incorporate digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technology and related embedded software. The Company over 150 active customers, including global equipment providers, and its products are deployed in the networks of the major service providers worldwide.
Description and history
TranSwitch Corporation (TranSwitch), incorporated on April 26, 1988, designs, develops and supplies highly-integrated semiconductor solutions that provide core functionality for voice, data and video communications equipment for network, enterprise and customer premises applications. TranSwitch customers for these semiconductor products are the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who supply wire-line and wireless network operators, who provide voice, data and video services to end users, such as consumers, corporations and municipalities. Its system-on-a-chip products incorporate digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technology and related embedded software. The Company over 150 active customers, including global equipment providers, and its products are deployed in the networks of the major service providers worldwide. In addition to portfolio of standard integrated circuit products addressing voice, data, wireless and video markets, TranSwitch supplies a number of intellectual property core products for Ethernet and high definition video (HDMI protocol) applications, as well as custom design services. The Company offers several products that combine multi-protocol capabilities on a single chip, enabling its customers to develop network equipment for triple play (voice, data and video) applications.

Converged Network Infrastructure

The Company’s Entropia Series of Processors are highly integrated system-on-chip solutions each incorporating multiple embedded reduced instruction set computer (RISC) and digital signal processor (DSP) processors for encoding, decoding and transcoding voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) traffic according to a multitude of protocols and standards adopted in different networks worldwide. Entropia III and IV can process up to 1,008 voice channels for high capacity applications, while its Entropia II LP product supports medium density applications requiring up to 336 voice channels. The Entropia product line is designed for wire-line and wireless carrier equipment, such as media gateways, soft switches, integrated multimedia systems (IMS) and multi-service access nodes (MSAN), as well as in enterprise network applications, such as IP-PBX. In addition to VoIP processing, its Entropia products provide a system level solutions by incorporating a variety of other related functions, such as FAX relay, packet processing, circuit emulation, signaling and control required for operation in the carrier’s network.

The Company’s products address the predominant formats and data speeds employed in the access portion of the network. It provides solutions that cover both North American (SONET/ Async), as well as International (SDH/PDH) standards. Data rates covered by its products range from 1.5 megabits per second to 2.5 gigabits per second. Its EtherMap and EtherPHAST product families address the need of carriers to transport data traffic over their existing synchronous optical network (SONET), synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) and plesiochronous digital hierarchy (PDH) networks. The Company’s VTXP products provide grooming of TDM circuits. Tributary Switches include switch fabric devices and adjunct switching devices that enable traffic to be switched or re-arranged (groomed) to use network capacity more efficiently. Its PacketTrunk family of circuit emulation and clock recovery devices provide vital interworking capability between the new data (IP) based services and infrastructures and the legacy voice (TDM) based services and infrastructures.

The Company’s Mustang product is a System-on-Chip solution for EPON optical network unit (ONU) equipment, which is deployed at the customer location, typically on the outside wall of a dwelling unit. Its Mustang product family consists of its ME250 and ME300 products. These highly-integrated, low power and turnkey fiber to the home (FTTH) solutions are ideal for service providers deploying EPON to deliver triple play services, such as bandwidth-intensive Internet protocol television ( IPTV). Its COLT processor is a System-on-Chip solution for the optical line terminator (OLT) equipment, which resides in the Carrier’s Central Office location and is connected to multiple remote ONUs via fiber. Its Diplomat-ONT product is an integrated system-on-a-chip SoC solution for gigabit-per-second passive optical network (GPON) ONU applications equipped to provide up to four channels of VoIP processing and is interoperable with OLTs from the equipment suppliers worldwide.

Broadband Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)

The Company’s Atlanta processor family is a multi-service SoC for customer premises equipment that supports toll-quality telephone voice, fax and routing functionality over any broadband access network. System designs based on the Atlanta product family can connect directly to a broadband modem or be added as part of a small office-home office, or SOHO, network. The Atlanta A70 product is the family’s entry level SoC while the A80 SoC adds the capability to interface with any wireless fidelity (WiFi) or high-speed adapter. The A90 SoC is optimized for the SOHO market with four voice channels and a high-performing routing engine available at 100 megabit per second. The A100 SoC adds security and encryption of all data and voice. The Company’s MystiPHY 110 and MystiPHY 1011 DSP-based Ethernet transceiver cores address 10 / 100 megabit per second and 10/100/1000 megabit per second Ethernet data-rate specifications. Its HD-PXL transmitter and receiver intellectual property cores can be used for a variety of digital video and audio applications operating over standard digital visual interface (DVI), high definition multimedia interface (HDMI), or DisplayPort cables. The HD-PXL cores are compliant with DVI 1.0 and HDMI 1.4 high definition standards and support a range of video interface modes. Its cores support transmission rates of both 2.25 gigabit per second and 3.5 gigabit per second.

The Company competes with Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Exar Corporation, Infineon Technologies, LSI Corporation, Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., PMC-Sierra Inc., Texas Instruments Inc., Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, Altera Corporation and Xilinx, Inc.

Formed by telecom systems experts

Business Line
Engaged in the design, development, and marketing of integrated semiconductor devices for telecommunications and data communications markets worldwide
Subsidiary
ASIC DESIGN SERVICE INC
Advisor
UHY LLP
IPO date
6/1995
US SIC Code
3674
Company Address
3, Enterprise Drive

City province or state postal code
06484, SHELTON, CT
Phone: +1 203 929 8810
Fax: +1 203 926 2071
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.transwitch.com