ABSTRACT: Ethernet switches have evolved to meet the demands of modern data center applications that require low-cost, high density and power efficient networking solutions. Fulcrum Microsystems will introduce a new generation of its FocalPoint 40G/10G Ethernet switch chips that meet these demands. The new switches combine the lowest latency and highest packet throughput in the industry, while maintaining support for advanced Data Center Bridging features. This presentation will provide an overview of the novel architecture that leads to the industry’s highest performance and only programmable fully-integrated Ethernet switch chip platform. In addition, application examples will be presented including financial trading networks and scalable cloud fabrics.