EZchip (NASDAQ: EZCH; TASE: EZCH) is a semiconductor manufacturing company providing Ethernet processors for networking equipment. The company provides high-performance, data-path, processing solutions for a wide range of applications in carrier, cloud and data center networks, and empowers scalable virtualized SDN and NFV based networks.
EZchip was co-founded in 1999 by Eli Fruchter and Alex Tal. Until 2008, EZchip operated as a subsidiary of LANOptics, then a developer of Ethernet switching chips and security software. After LANOptics completed its full acquisition of EZchip in January 2008, it changed its name to EZchip and its ticker symbol from LNOP to EZCH.
In 2007 Viola Credit has exchanged EZchip shares for shares in LanOptics in a transaction valued at $5 million.
In July 2014, EZchip acquired Tilera, a company that develops high-performance multi-core processors, intelligent network interface cards and white-box appliances for data-center networking equipment.
In January 2016, EZchip was acquired by Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems.