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Ethernet Technology Summit Honors the Pioneers of Ethernet Design at its 40th Anniversary of Ethernet Technology Awards Ceremony

Eight Key Technical Professionals Selected for Unique Contributions to the Advancement of Ethernet

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SANTA CLARA, CA – April 3, 2013 – Ethernet Technology Summit, the premier Silicon Valley conference focused on Ethernet networking, today announces the selection of eight technical professionals who contributed greatly to the advancement of Ethernet technology. They will be honored at the 40th Anniversary Awards Ceremony tonight at 6:00pm at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, California.

Ethernet has a very long and rich history, and thousands of engineers have contributed to its growth and success over the past 40 years. The Ethernet Technology Summit has decided to honor a group whose contributions go back to the very earliest days of Ethernet and have helped it become hugely successful worldwide.

The honorees are:

  • Brad Booth, Distinguished Engineer, Dell, the first chairman and founder of the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Yogen Dalal, Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund, a member of the original Ethernet team at Xerox PARC and developer of the TCP protocol.
  • John D’Ambrosia, Chief Ethernet Technologist, Office of the CTO, Dell, chairperson of the 40/100G committee, chairperson of the new 400 GbE committee, and current chairman of the Ethernet Alliance.
  • Howard Frazier, Senior Technical Director, Broadcom, chairman of the IEEE 802.3 task force that defined the standards for Ethernet in the First Mile (IEEE Std 802.3ah), Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE Std 802.3z), and Fast Ethernet (IEEE Std 802.3u). He also led the development of the world’s first 10/100BASE-T network interface controller in 1993 by Sun Microsystems.
  • David Liddle, Venture Partner, US Venture Partners, for playing a major role in developing the original 10 Mbps Ethernet specification.
  • Shimon Muller, Senior Principal Engineer, Oracle, for contributing to the IEEE 802.3MAC
  • John Shoch, General Partner, Alloy Ventures, for supporting the development Ethernet at Xerox PARC.

“The Ethernet Technology Summit is pleased to announce that it will honor industry pioneers with its Ethernet Achievement Award. The award recognizes the contributions of key individuals in defining and promoting Ethernet. Without the time they put in and the ideas they promoted, Ethernet would not be the leading networking technology in use today,” said Lance Leventhal, Ethernet Technology Conference Chairman.

About the Ethernet Technology Summit

Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space. This includes the emergence of 10-Gigabit Ethernet as a key LAN technology on the desktop and in data centers. It also covers the 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet standards and standards efforts beyond 100GbE. Furthermore, it includes the use of Ethernet as a carrier backbone and transport method, as well as in storage applications. Other topics of interest include virtualization, cloud computing, and Data Center Ethernet. The Summit offers keynotes, seminars, forums, tutorials, an expert table session, exhibits, and receptions with the aim of presenting expert speakers and encouraging networking and the flow of information.

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