Mellanox wins Intel contract, shares hit life high

Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:32am EDT

A video wall displays Intel's logos at the unveiling of its second generation Intel Core processor family during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A video wall displays Intel's logos at the unveiling of its second generation Intel Core processor family during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 5, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking

(Reuters) - Mellanox Technologies Ltd won a contract to supply chip equipment to Intel Corp for use in servers, sending shares of the Israel-based company to a lifetime high.

The contract is for Mellanox's ConnectX-3 FDR InfiniBand adapter silicon. The InfiniBand standard is used to connect servers with each other in high-performance computing and large data centers.

Other details of the contract were not announced.

Intel's recently launched Romley platform, which calls for faster connection between servers, has led to higher demand for Mellanox's interconnect products.

Shares of the company, which also counts Hewlett-Packard Co and IBM Corp as customers, rose as much as 10 percent to $68.26 on Monday on the Nasdaq.

(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Sreejiraj Eluvangal)

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