REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 25, 2013 –

In a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, 10 Gbps Ethernet controller and adapter shipments experienced the first sequential decline in four years as ports declined 7% to just under 2 million.

“2012 started out strong as server manufacturers bought heaps of 10 Gbps controllers and adapters.  By fourth quarter, overall market shipment levels contracted as server manufacturers worked down inventory,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Analyst covering the Controller and Adapter market at Dell’Oro Group. “End users have been disappointingly slow to adopt 10 Gbps server connectivity largely because the price has not been compelling.  In early 2013 we expect this to change as a new generation of lower-priced 10 Gbps switches will come to market,” added Ms. Boujelbene.

The Controller and Adapter report shows the 4Q12 results was accompanied with unprecedented share shifts among Broadcom, Cisco, Emulex and Mellanox. For the first time, Intel leads in shipments, followed by Mellanox which jumped up from the eighth position.

The report also highlights the differences in 10 Gbps migration on blade vs. stand-alone servers as well as the progress of 10G Base-T, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and InfiniBand.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Controller and Adapter Quarterly Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, unit, and port shipments (by speed 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 40 Gbps) for Ethernet and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE) controllers and adapters.  The report also includes coverage on InfiniBand controllers and adapters.

To purchase the report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.