EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, develops and markets Ethernet network processors for networking equipment in Israel, China, Hong Kong, the Far East, Canada, the United States, Europe, and internationally. It offers various network processors, including processing and classification engines, traffic managers, media access controllers, and various specialized hardware blocks that enable customers to design multi-port line cards. The company’s network processors are also used to form the silicon core of networking equipment, such as switches and routers; and for voice, video, and data integration in various applications. In addition, it offers network processor chips; evaluation boards and network-processor based systems; and development software toolkits, which assist customers in creating, verifying, and implementing solutions based on the company’s network processors. Further, the company provides a library comprising multi-protocol label switching, IPv4 and IPv6 routing, access control lists, network address translation, server load balancing, and TCP offload that features data plane code for various applications. It serves networking equipment vendors directly, as well as through contract manufacturers and distributors. The company was formerly known as LanOptics Ltd. and changed its name to EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. in July 2008. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Yokneam, Israel.