CPLEASANTON, Calif. -- After nearly 15 months in stealth mode, Crimson
Microsystems, Inc. today revealed its markets of interest and impending
product introductions. The companys experienced team is focused
on improving efficiency in data and telecommunications systems in access
and metro markets. Crimson will introduce a new class of silicon systems
it calls Microcommunications Processors.
The problem in many cases is not capacity, said Deepak Rana,
Crimsons CEO. Rather, it is to increase transport efficiency
in data and telecommunications while lowering the cost of delivering mainstream
and differentiated services. This enables service providers to offer new
services at price points attractive enough to unleash pent-up demand.
Although the underlying standards differ between the data and telecommunications
markets, there are several common denominators to resolving their transport
efficiency issues. Crimson Microsystems founders assembled a team
of technical experts with experience in both markets and collaborated
on identifying those denominators. Working together, they forged a new
architecture that blends essential building blocks of Transport, Aggregation
and Grooming (TAG) in an uncommon way. The end result is a single-chip
architecture that radically improves efficiency, lowers cost and addresses
security in both copper- or fiber-media networks.
Deepak Rana, formerly an Intel executive, founded Crimson in April 2001.
His hand-picked co-founders were Michelle Blasius and Jay Larlarb. Blasius,
also ex-Intel, is Director of Business Operations and manages all of Crimsons
control functions. Larlarb provides a strong background in engineering
and was the architect for Crimsons TAG software.