Analog mixed-signal components supplier
) has been constantly upgrading its product portfolio with
product launches. Most recently, the company introduced the
XR9200 Coprocessor family that will cater to the requirements of
high-system performance applications in data analytics and
storage. The launch met a lackluster response in the market, as
the share prices closed almost flat at $13.64 on Oct 16, 2013, a
day after the launch.
The XR9200 Coprocessor is suitable for cloud security
applications such as Data Warehouses, Hadoop Clusters, Storage
Arrays, Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), WAN Optimization
Appliances and Security Gateways.
The latest device is an extension of Exar's portfolio of
compression and security coprocessors. The primary task of the
new coprocessor is to facilitate compression in order to reduce
or eliminate expensive Input/Output (I/O) bottlenecks, enhance
system performance with minimal latency and optimize storage
The XR9200 family of coprocessors meets the performance
standards of different enterprise-class CPU cores at relatively
lower power consumption and costs. Moreover, the new product is
compatible with the XR8200 family of coprocessors and is expected
to provide exclusive solutions to a host of
A few months back, Exar had introduced a product named XRP6670
for electromagnetically compatible space-sensitive applications
and electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliance.
Exar designs and manufactures analog and mixed-signal
integrated circuits for communication, video and imaging
products. Connectivity and power management products are one of
the four product portfolios of the company. The other product
portfolios of the company include communications products,
network security and storage optimization solutions.
Exar currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some other
stocks in the industry worth mentioning include
Cirrus Logic Inc
Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
). While Cirrus Logic and Freescale Semiconductor carry a Zacks
Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Advanced Micro has a Zacks Rank #2
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