Santa Clara, CA -August 25, 2005 – Passave, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for the initial public offering of its common stock. Merrill Lynch & Co. will act as the sole bookrunning manager for the offering with JPMorgan acting as joint lead-manager. CIBC World Markets and Jefferies Broadview will act as co-managers. The offering will be made only by means of the prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Merrill Lynch & Co. at 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10281, (212) 449-1000.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Passave, Inc.
Passave is a leading supplier of FTTH (fiber to the home) semiconductors for the broadband access network. Passave`s products provide the bandwidth and feature sets that enable service providers to deliver triple play services – integrated data, video and voice – over passive optical networks. Passave`s field-proven GigaPASSTM architecture integrates gigabit PON to Ethernet interfaces, wire speed protocol processing and programmable features that deliver comprehensive, standards-compliant functionality. Passave`s system-on-chip solutions are open-source software platforms with flexible hardware features that give system OEMs the ability to differentiate their products by developing their own custom features. Passave maintains offices in Santa Clara, California, Herzliya, Israel and Tokyo, Japan with customer support teams in China and Korea. For more information about Passave, visit www.passave.com.