Mellanox Technologies Ltd was incorporated under the laws of Israel in March 1999. It is a semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and sells high-performance interconnect products and solutions based on the InfiniBand and Ethernet standards. Its products facilitate data transmission between servers, storage systems, communications infrastructure equipment and other embedded systems. It measures its business based on one reportable segment: the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of interconnect products. The products it offers include integrated circuits (ICs), adapter cards, switch systems cables, modules, software, services and accessories as an integral part of a total end-to-end networking solution focused on computing, storage and communication applications used in multiple markets, including high-performance computing, (HPC), Web 2.0, storage, financial services, enterprise data center, (EDC) and cloud. InfiniBand products include adapter ICs and cards; ConnectX and Connect-IB product family and switch ICs, InfiniScale, SwitchX, and SwitchX-2 product family and systems, gateway ICs; BridgeX product family and gateway systems, long-haul systems; MetroX, software, cables and modules. SwitchX and SwitchX-2 family of silicon and systems supports both Ethernet and InfiniBand, and includes gateways to Fibre Channel. Its OEM customers include HP, Dell, Intel, Oracle, SGI, Mercury among others. It sells its products through multiple channels, including direct sales force, network of domestic and international sales representatives and independent distributors. The Company competes with QLogic Corporation, Emulex, Intel and Broadcom Corporation, Juniper among others.