EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, develops and markets Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. Its network processors include processing and classifying engines, traffic managers, media access controllers, and various hardware blocks, which 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 that enable customers to test network processor units 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 Metro Ethernet protocols, Multi-Protocol Label Switching, IPv4 and IPv6 routing, Access Control Lists, GPON/EPON OLT functionality, Network Address Translation, and Server Load Balancing that features data plane code for various applications. It serves networking equipment vendors through direct sales representatives, contract manufacturers, and distributors primarily in Israel, China, Hong Kong, the Far East, Canada, the United States, and Europe. 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.