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Interphase SlotOptimizer Selected by Fujitsu for PRIMEPOWER Servers

RoHS-compliant 554GB PCI/PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet adapter provides high performance connectivity

PLANO, Texas -- January 24, 2006 -- Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH), a leading international supplier of next-generation networking technologies, today announced that Fujitsu Limited, a leader in mission critical computing, has selected the new Interphase SlotOptimizer™ 554GB PCI/PCI-X Quad-Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter for its PRIMEPOWER™ family of Solaris™ OS and SPARC®-based servers. The combination of PRIMEPOWER and the Interphase SlotOptimizer Quad-Port Gigabit Ethernet cards matches the performance and high availability requirements of a wide range of applications, from the enterprise to the workgroup.

The SlotOptimizer 554GB PCI/PCI-X Quad-Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is the most recent addition to the Interphase SlotOptimizer product family, and is designed to maximize the number of gigabit Ethernet ports available from a single system slot, offering high-availability while conserving valuable input/output slots. Interphase designed the product to meet the stringent environmental standards that have been adopted for deployment across Europe and many parts of Asia in accordance with directives on the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE.)

"The Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER family of servers is designed to meet the high performance, flexibility and reliability requirements of today’s mission-critical applications such as large databases and online transactions," said Kenichi Ito, general manager of Enterprise Server Business Division, Server Systems Group, Fujitsu Limited. "The selection of the Interphase SlotOptimizer 554GB meets Fujitsu customer’s needs for environmental compliance and network performance enhancement."

"We are very proud of this new product and design win," said Greg Kalush, president and CEO at Interphase."Our team’s ability to consistently meet the high standards of performance and quality required by Fujitsu and our ability to deliver in an environmentally-friendly package demonstrates our commitment to meet the leading edge needs of our global customer base."

The Interphase SlotOptimizer 554GB is designed for use in high-availability server and router applications such as enterprise network servers, low-profile rack mount servers, multi-channel ISP routers, high-availability firewalls and cache servers, Internet servers and appliance servers. Features include four independent 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports on a standard PCI half card form factor with support for universal signaling, 64- or 32-bit PCI-X 1.0 or PCI 2.2 buses, auto negotiation that automatically detects and configures the link speed and the duplex type of the network connection, plug-and-play compatibility for PCI Local Bus 2.2 and PCI-X 1.0 compliant host systems, and per port LED indicators to show link status, link speed and link activity. Driver support for the 554GB includes Linux®and Solaris™.

Please contact Interphase for pricing and availability dates.


The Interphase logo and SlotOptimizer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Interphase Corporation. Fujitsu and PRIMEPOWER are trademarks of Fujitsu Limited. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Interphase

Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH) is a leading provider of building blocks, subsystems and gateway appliances for the converged communications network. Building on a 30-year history of providing advanced I/O solutions for telecom and enterprise applications, and addressing the need for high speed connectivity, Interphase has established a key leadership role in delivering AdvancedTCA®(ATCA) and AdvancedMC™ (AMC) solutions to the marketplace. Headquartered in Plano, Texas with sales offices across the globe, Interphase 2004 revenues were $35.0 million. Clients include Alcatel, Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd., Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Motorola Inc., Nortel Networks Ltd., Raytheon and Samsung. Additional information about Interphase and its products is available on the company’s Web site at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to financial results and certain other matters. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, fluctuations in demand, the quality and price of similar or comparable networking products, access to sources of capital, general economic conditions in the company's market areas, and that future sales and growth rates for the industry and the company could be lower than anticipated.

Media Contacts

Media Relations/PR:

Lisa Bascom
Interphase Corporation
(214) 654-5000


Joseph Hassett
Interphase Corporation
(866) 630-INPH

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