- Category: Business
- Published on Friday, December 31 2010 05:40
- Written by Rod Hughes
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A team of 25 Costa Rican engineers at the Hewlett-Packard laboratory at UltraPark industrial site at Heredia have cooperated with a similar team in Roseville, California, to create a more powerful microchip.
Bill Johnson, worldwide vice president of HP Networking, told the newspaper La Nacion, "This team accomplished work in logical design and micro-architecture functional verification and prototype validation."
The HP Networking hierarchy was enthusiastic about the new chip which was ready for customer use from the first prototype. It will increase speed of data transmission as well as using less energy while doing it.
The new chip supports as many as 96 data ports working at speeds of 10 gigabytes, instead of the 48 ports of the last model. Moreover, it allows lower cost while integrating transmission elements into one single piece.
The obviously pleased Johnson added that with this we can give a lifetime guarantee, better performance and a more reliable product." Development began in 2004 and first assembly took a year. After three years of testing, Johnson finally made his enthusuastic announcement.