Leaders at Westlake Village-based Inphi Corp. are jetting off to Tokyo to unveil a crucial component in achieving a ten-fold increase in the speed of the Internet backbone.
Founded in 2001, Inphi has already shipped 100 million chips aimed at speeding up Internet communications and the servers that power the Web’s most popular sites. The company has expanded to 110 employees and saw its revenue go up 40 percent last year.
“Our business is basically driven by video,” said Loi Nguyen, a co-founder of the firm who is now vice president of networking and communications. “YouTube alone uses more bandwidth today than the entire Internet did in 2000.”