Memory Chip Giant Aims to Deliver Greater Innovation on New Switching Infrastructure
SEOUL, South Korea, October 6, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that Hynix Semiconductor (KRX: 000660), the world’s second largest memory chip maker, has deployed a high-performance switching infrastructure running on the Junos® operating system at its research and development (R&D) center. The new Juniper Networks® EX Series Ethernet Switches will help the company speed up its R&D processes and deliver greater innovation to the mobile devices sector.
The market for smart phones and tablet PCs is now the leading demand driver in the memory semiconductor industry. This has fostered what Hynix calls “the era of new memory growth” and provides the company with strong opportunities that will translate innovation into bottom line results.
The network plays a crucial role at the Hynix R&D center, so this upgrade provides not just increased performance but carrier-class reliability to support data-intensive design processes. Hynix undertook a lot of testing of various solutions before selecting the Juniper Networks switching solution and has been very satisfied with its performance, interoperability and operational management simplicity since it went on-line.
High-end Juniper Networks EX8200 Ethernet Switches have been deployed at the core of the Hynix R&D network. They provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports at wire-speed to support the Juniper Networks EX2200 Ethernet Switches deployed to give one GbE network access to research engineers’ PCs and workstations. The high port-density of the EX8200s means the Hynix R&D network does not need an aggregation layer, which simplifies the network and reduces the up-front cost and operational expense while significantly improving performance.
“Through our new network strategy for the enterprise, Juniper embodies the practice of reducing complexity and maximizing economics for our customers,” said Tim Kang, vice president, Juniper Networks Korea. “Hynix’s success will serve as a strong role model for other companies looking to boost performance by leveraging next-generation network technology.”
Hynix Semiconductor has separate networks for business, research and production. With the success of the R&D center network switching deployment, the company is now planning to incorporate Juniper Networks into subsequent extensions and new network initiatives as well.
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