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EZchip Partners with Marvell on Next Generation Network Processor-based Line Card Architectures

Co-Developed Solutions will Offer Metro Network Operators Ability to Maintain Quality-of-Service Levels and to Upgrade Networks with New Protocols, Standards and Services

Santa Clara, California (October 25, 2006) – arvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, and EZchip Technologies (a subsidiary of LanOptics Ltd., NASDAQ:LNOP), a fabless semiconductor company providing high-speed network processors, today announced a partnership to develop, market and sell Network Processor Unit (NPU) solutions. The solutions will feature enhanced capabilities, such as advanced Carrier Ethernet class traffic management and the programmability to support new Carrier Ethernet standards, protocols and flexible services.  This will enable developers of Metro Ethernet switching and routing platforms to provide complete end-to-end solutions for next generation IP networks and Triple Play services in their products.

“This partnership advances Marvell’s commitment to deliver the most comprehensive, integrated and technologically advanced switching solutions for the carrier market”   said Dr. Simon Milner, Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell.

“By combining best-in-class technologies from the two companies, we will be able to provide customers with unique synergy in terms of features, programmability, and performance,” said Eli Fruchter, President and CEO of EZchip Technologies.

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Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions.  The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking.  As used in this release, the terms “Company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH.  MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL.  MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at

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About EZchip Technologies

EZchip Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company that provides high-speed network processors. EZchip’s network processors provide the flexibility and integration that enable triple-play data, voice and video services in systems that make up the new Carrier Ethernet networks. Flexibility and integration make EZchip's solutions ideal for building systems for a wide range of applications in telecom networks, enterprise backbones and data centers. For more information on EZchip, visit our web site at

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This release contains forward looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, product demand and market acceptance risks, customer order cancellations, reliance on key strategic alliances, fluctuations in operating results, delays in development of highly-complex products and other risks detailed from time to time in LNOP filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks could cause the Company's actual results for 2006 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of LNOP.

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