Mellanox Selected By AlwaysOn as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner

Leading provider of InfiniBand high-performance business computing interconnect technology recognized from over 1,000 candidates

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 28, 2005 – Mellanox TM Technologies Ltd, the leader in business and technical computing interconnects, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. Mellanox was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria – innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

The AO 100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.

Mellanox delivers field-proven interconnect solutions for communications, storage and compute clustering that are changing the shape of both business and technical computing. As the leader of industry-standard, InfiniBand-based silicon and system solutions, Mellanox provides a worry-free interconnect fabric for data centers and technical compute clusters which demand increased efficiency and improved return on investment.

“The AO 100 companies are shaping today’s web-driven, connected environment,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “We were inundated with nominations from leading companies, many of which I hope will appear on our list next year. My congratulations to each AO 100 winner – these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year.”

“InfiniBand deployments have accelerated over the past year in both enterprise data center and technical computing environments,” said Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “Our recent introduction of 20Gb/s industry-standard InfiniBand solutions continues to expand the price/performance advantage the technology offers for compute and storage clusters. We are honored to receive this award from AlwaysOn and accept it on behalf of the entire InfiniBand industry.”

The AO 100 will be honored at the AO2005: Innovation Summit at a VIP reception at 5.00pm on July 19, 2005 at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California.

About InfiniBand

InfiniBand is the only 10Gb/s and 20Gb/s interconnect solution with 30Gb/s and 60Gb/s switch interconnect solutions shipping in volume today that addresses low-latency compute clustering, communication, storage and embedded applications. An industry-standard technology, InfiniBand provides reliability, availability, serviceability and manageability features to address the needs of both data centers and performance computing environments. With leading price/performance, low power, and small footprint combined with proven, open-source software support and a well defined roadmap to 120Gb/s, InfiniBand is the ideal in-the-box and out-of-the-box performance interconnect technology.

About Mellanox

Mellanox field-proven offering of interconnect solutions for communications, storage and compute clustering are changing the shape of both business and technical computing. As the leader of industry-standard, InfiniBand-based silicon and card-based solutions, Mellanox is the driving force behind the most cost-effective, highest performance interconnect solutions available. For more information, visit

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