SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – September 30, 2015 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading provider of end-to-end connection solutions for servers and storage systems, and EZchip (NASDAQ: EZCH); TASE: EZCH, a leading provider of high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Mellanox is expected to acquire 100% of EZchip`s pending common shares at a cash purchase price of $25.5 per share, transaction value of approximately $811 million (approximately $620 million net). The terms of the transaction were unanimously approved by Mellanox`s Board of Directors and the EZchip Board of Directors. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are not guarantees for future results. Many factors could lead to actual future events being significantly different from the forward-looking statements contained in this document, including the risk that the transaction could not be completed on time, or indeed at all, which could have a negative impact on the business of the companies and on the price of their shares; Uncertainties regarding the closing date of the transaction and non-compliance with the terms of completion of the transaction, including the receipt of certain administrative and administrative authorizations; require regulators, divestitures, behavioural attitudes or other concessions in order to obtain approval of the proposed transaction; The occurrence of an event, amendment or other circumstance that could lead to the termination of the merger agreement; The effects of the announcement or the depending on the transaction on NVIDIA`s business relationships, operating income and operations in general; Delays, disruptions or increased costs associated with integrating Mellanox technology into existing or new products; Mellanox shareholders cannot accept the transaction; The expected benefits and other financial benefits of the transaction cannot be realized; The integration of the post-closing recovery cannot be done as planned, and the ability of the combined companies to achieve the growth prospects and expected synergies of the transaction, as well as delays, challenges and expenses related to the integration of the existing activities of the combined companies may arise; disputes related to the transaction or other means or restrictions or restrictions imposed by regulators may delay or have a negative impact on the transaction; Unforeseen restructuring costs or unreported liabilities may be covered; Attempts to retain key personnel and clients may not be successful; Risks associated with distracting management from NVIDIA`s day-to-day operations; Business combination or the products of the combined business should not be supported by third parties; The actions taken by competitors can have a negative impact on results; Any side effects or changes in business relationships resulting from the announcement or closing of the transaction; there may be negative changes in general economic conditions in the regions or sectors in which NVIDIA and Mellanox operate; and other risks described in NVIDIA and Mellanox`s notifications to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You will find more information in the documents that NVIDIA and Mellanox submit with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These bids identify and address other significant risks and uncertainties that could result in events and results materially different from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this document. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future events and are not expressed until the time of this event, and NVIDIA and Mellanox, if required by law, refuse to update such forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.