MELBOURNE, Australia, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exablaze is a three-year-old Australian-based company that utilizes FPGA technology to produce what are currently the world's fastest 10G network cards and switches. Its current network cards represent the 5th generation of NICs which have been designed and built by the Exablaze group of companies since 2007.
Exablaze understands that US company Solarflare this week initiated proceedings against it in the District Court of New Jersey, the details of which as yet remain unclear.
Exablaze has not been contacted by Solarflare, nor by its legal representatives. However, it appears that Solarflare is alleging 'patent infringements' in relation to elements of Exablaze's ExaNIC low-latency network cards and Exasock sockets acceleration software.
Exablaze Chairman Dr Greg Robinson said his company refuted these claims.
"We are fully confident that these allegations have no merit," Dr Robinson said.
"Never, during the three years of Exablaze's successful operations, has Solarflare ever contacted us, complained about our product, nor alleged any kind of infringement.
"We will vigorously defend any such allegations."
Dr Robinson said the ExaNIC X10 has almost half the latency of Solarflare's comparable product.
"While we respect any company's right to protect and defend its IP, we sincerely hope that Solarflare's actions in this instance are not a cynical attempt to exploit the legal process, rather than use innovation as a strategy to advance its competitive position.
"In the past we have ourselves been forced to, very successfully, protect our own IP interests and as a consequence, we go to great lengths to ensure that our technology is our own and that we respect the rightful claims of others."
For further information:
Dr Greg Robinson
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