Vendors including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista all recently introduced merchant silicon chips into the mix.
Innovium considers switch chip programmability to be relevant for niche applications and as an insurance policy for future needs.
The company has developed Ethernet switch chips for data centers. It competes against Broadcom, Barefoot, and Cavium.
The new funding brings Innovium’s total financing to $90 million.
The growth of the P4 community is aiding Barefoot Networks.
Mellanox scores a win in its battle with Broadcom.
Centec is producing Ethernet switching chips.
Surprise backer: Qualcomm.
Avago's acquisition of Broadcom may have sped things along.