Inphi Corporation: Bridging the Digital-Analog Divide in the Data Center

CIO VendorDr. Ford Tamer, President & CEO
The rise of cloud computing and the massive number of devices that connect to the Internet put great pressure on data centers. Due to this, IT organizations need to increase the number of servers, speed and escalation in bandwidth traffic within and inside the data centers. Inphi Corporation tackles this massive challenge of moving data fast between and within the data center by bridging the digital-analog divide, while allowing continued bandwidth growth.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Inphi Corporation offers high-speed, mixed signal analog semiconductor interconnect solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets. The company provides high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds, addressing performance and bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, from fiber to memory. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, and data center servers.

Inphi provides ground-breaking solutions to deliver an end-to-end platform for both transport and signal integ¬rity from fiber to mem¬ory. The company is known for its supe¬rior analog circuit design, signal integ¬rity, power manage¬ment, packaging and process technologies. Drawing on these core competencies, Inphi has developed an in¬novative portfolio of mixed signal semiconductor interconnect products and solutions that its cus¬tomer rely on to keep their businesses moving forward without bottlenecks.

“Our interconnect semiconductor solutions operate at the physical layer data movement. Our Optical interconnect products which include amplifiers and drivers are our ‘planes’—working across 3,000 kilometers in the long haul and metro markets,” notes Dr. Ford Tamer, President and CEO. This enables carriers and other service providers to move massive data streams to wherever they need, whether on legacy 10G networks, today's 100G networks or tomorrow's lightning fast 400G networks.
“Our leading edge products are designed into routing, switching, and optical transport equipment for delivering data with high-signal integrity wherever it needs to go,” he adds.

The Networking interconnect products, which include CDRs (clock data recovery chipsets) and Serdes (serializer- deserializer), are the‘trains’ of the company, working across hundreds of meters in data centers. These products, both for the enterprise and cloud data center markets, serve the needs of customers building routing and switching systems. They are designed for the ever-growing volumes of data moving through cloud-based architectures for software as a service (SaaS) and web services. These network to CPU products offer full 10G/40G/100G data rate transmissions, improved margins and deliver the highest on-chip signal integrity.

We are the cloud corollary to those who move physical data; we are the FedEx™ of digital data

Finally, the company’s Memory interconnects products, which include buffers and registers, serve as their ‘trucks’, working across millimeters or centimeters, connecting CPUs to DRAM server memory. These products speed the movement of data for server memory and storage equipment within the enterprise and cloud data center and address the growing need for in-memory databases.

“Inphi's know-how in signal integrity permeates all of our product lines and results in dependable data transmission at faster speeds over increasingly larger distances,” Tamer explains. “Our employee base has been growing fast as well, and we are rapidly adding the best and brightest analog, mixed-signal, and DSP talent to our ranks to deliver solutions to support our customers’ success,” he adds.

Inphi Corporation

Santa Clara, CA

Dr. Ford Tamer, President & CEO

A company that provides high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets.