Whitetree Inc, the Mountain View pioneer of Ethernet and Asynchronous Transfer Mode adaptable switching technology formerly known as Whitetree Network Technologies Inc, has chosen Texas Instruments Inc to be its foundry to produce a new generation of Ethernet and ATM switching chip. The part will be fabricated in Texas’s 0.35 micron CMOS process, and packaged in a 352pin ball grid array, run at 100MHz and support switching speeds of up to 1Gbps. It will form the basis of the next generation of integrated Ethernet and ATM switches to be launched from the middle of the year. The switches will incorporate support for flexible Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching technologies, including Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and ATM at a variety of speeds. Whitetree claims to be the first to develop adaptable switching combining switched Ethernet and ATM.