BEDFORD, MASS., May 14, 2002 - Voltaire, Inc. today announced that it has been chosen as one of Red Herring magazine's "Ten to Watch" for 2002. This annual list features the top ten emerging technology companies that the editors of Red Herring, the premier magazine of business technology and innovation, believe will be noteworthy companies to follow in the coming year. Editors selected Voltaire for its unique approach to solving a key problem for the nascent InfiniBand market - connecting InfiniBand-enabled server and storage devices to existing IP networks. Voltaire has already received strong support from leading investors, and has worked closely with major players in the server and storage market, including public demonstrations of its nVigor family of intelligent InfiniBand-to-IP routers with industry heavyweights such as Compaq, Oracle and Intel.
"It was a thrill to see such a widely-read, influential publication like the Red Herring acknowledge InfiniBand's potential back in December. It's an absolute honor, only five months after emerging from stealth mode, for Voltaire to be recognized as a company worth watching - not just in the InfiniBand market, but across the industry," said Ronnie Kenneth, CEO of Voltaire. "This distinction is a testament to the achievements of the Voltaire team in developing and delivering to the earliest of InfiniBand adopters the first true intelligent InfiniBand-to-IP router."
"Ten to Watch" is part of the annual Red Herring 100 feature, which recognizes the top 50 public and the top 50 private companies whose services, business models, products and quality of management define business innovation. In its sixth year, the Red Herring 100 has become the most respected list of its kind. Red Herring editors compile the list by using the same combination of hard metrics and subjective insights favored by venture capitalists and investment bankers. These factors predict a company's ability to disrupt existing markets or create entirely new ones.
"Ten to Watch" is featured in the June 2002 issue of Red Herring magazine and is also available on www.redherring.com. It includes a short profile of Voltaire.
About Voltaire, Inc.
With its nVigor family of routers, Voltaire is bringing to market intelligent connectivity solutions that enable data center managers to take full advantage of InfiniBand, the next generation I/O standard, when connecting to existing networks. With business headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts and an R&D center in Herzlia, Israel, the company has developed exceptional expertise and leadership in delivering intelligent IP to InfiniBand routing solutions. Backed by leading venture groups, Voltaire is singularly positioned to enter the market with crucial InfiniBand products. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.voltaire.com.