Accelent Systems Selects SMSCís LAN91C111 Non-PCI 10/100 Ethernet MAC+PHY for Its Intel PXA250-Based Integrated Development Platform (IDP)

7/1/2002 - Standard Microsystems Corporation (Nasdaq: SMSC) announced today that Accelent Systems Inc. has selected SMSCís LAN91C111 10/100 non-PCI Ethernet device to be incorporated in its Integrated Development Platform (IDP) based on the Intel PXA250 applications processor with XScale technology.

The LAN91C111 integrates the IEEE 802.3-compliant Fast Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), the 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Physical Layer (PHY) and transmit and receive buffer memory (SRAM) into a single device to deliver full functionality in a high performance compact design, reducing production cost and board space. It is designed to facilitate the implementation of a third generation of Fast Ethernet connectivity solutions for embedded applications.

In addition to these features, Accelent chose SMSCís LAN91C111 Ethernet controller because of its direct interface with embedded processors, eliminating the need to use a PCI bus interface.

Accelentís IDP platform for the Intel PXA250 applications processor was developed to speed the embedded device development cycle. Accelent combined the high performance and power efficiencies of the Intel XScale microarchitecture found in the PXA250 with the functionality and flexibility of Accelent's software architecture. Together, they provide a feature rich, cost-effective development platform for embedded device application and product development.

"Our goal is to provide the development community with the most complete, reliable development platform possible to enable their embedded designs," said Albert McCabe, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Accelent Systems. "By choosing SMSC's LAN91C111 Ethernet controller for our Intel PXA250-based IDP platform, we fulfill this goal by taking full advantage of the chipís 32-bit data bus interface capabilities, thus improving overall performance of the system by reducing memory access to a minimum."

ďAccelent and SMSC have a common base of customers who are constantly looking for ways to reduce cost and time to market while using the latest technology. The combination of SMSCís LAN91C111, with its integrated physical layer, flexible processor interface and 32 bit wide data access bus, on Accelentís PXA250 based IDP platform is a perfect vehicle to this end. We are planning to use the IDP platform as a system for device evaluation and ongoing driver development,Ē stated Fred Weber, SMSCís Director of Embedded Products.

Additional Information
The LAN91C111 data sheet, as well as technical information and support software, is available on SMSCís web site at Please contact your local SMSC sales office for more information.

Accelentís IDP platform for the Intel PXA250 applications processor supports both Microsoft Windows CE .NET and Linux operating systems. Both versions are available for immediate shipment. For more information on pricing and technical details, please visit Accelentís web site at

About Accelent Systems
As a leading enabler of embedded devices, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE, Pocket PC, Linux and ARM processor based products. With its solution of system software, development platforms and engineering services, Accelent provides its customers with a means to expedite time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, visit Accelent at or call 330-864-2300.

About SMSC
SMSC provides Real World Connectivity‘ solutions for high-speed communication and computing applications. Leveraging a broad intellectual property portfolio and an extensive history in the design of the worldís most preferred Advanced Input/Output products, SMSC delivers integrated hardware and software solutions to manage systems and connect peripherals in todayís rapidly evolving computing architectures. SMSC works with industry leading OEMs to combine advanced digital, mixed-signal and analog functionality into Application Specific Standard Products.

The Companyís Embedded Products connect people, machines and information. SMSC delivers integrated Ethernet and USB 2.0 solutions, along with a diverse range of other products, for network printers, set-top boxes, home gateway products, car navigation systems, cellular base stations, USB peripherals and more.

SMSC is based in Hauppauge, New York and maintains offices worldwide, including locations in North America, Asia, Europe and Japan. SMSC operates engineering design centers in San Jose, CA, Hauppauge, NY, Austin, TX, Tucson, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. More information about the Company is available on the World Wide Web at

Forward Looking Statements
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this announcement are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing and the effect of changing economic conditions. SMSC competes in the semiconductor industry, which has historically been characterized by intense competition, rapid technological change, cyclical market patterns, price erosion and periods of mismatched supply and demand. In addition, sales of many of the Companyís products depend largely on sales of personal computers and peripheral devices and reductions in the rate of growth of the PC and Embedded markets could adversely affect its operating results. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled ďOther Factors That May Affect Future Operating ResultsĒ for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Standard Microsystems is a registered trademark, and SMSC and Real World Connectivity are trademarks of Standard Microsystems Corporation. Product names and company names are trademarks of their respective holders.

SMSC Contacts:
Investor Relations:
Carolynne Borders
Director of Investor Relations
Standard Microsystems Corporation
Voice: 631-435-6626
Fax: 631-273-5550

Gen Discount
Director, Marketing Communications
Standard Microsystems Corporation
Voice: 631-435-6025
Fax: 631-273-3123

Accelent Systems Contact:
Steve Dyer
Marketing Manager
Accelent Systems Inc.
Voice: 330-864-2300
Fax: 330-864-8674

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