PLX Joins HyperTransport Consortium

8/13/2002 - PLX Technology joined the HyperTransportTM Technology Consortium and is represented on one of the consortium's key task forces. PLX, a leading supplier of high-speed interconnect silicon to the communications industry, is bringing to the consortium its considerable input/output (I/O) interconnect expertise, helping to develop, promote and manage specifications of the HyperTransport I/O link.

In addition to its membership, PLX is represented in the HyperTransport Technology Consortium's Business Task Force, developing compatibility programs to help assure interoperability between consortium members' HyperTransport silicon. As a member of this task force, PLX is also active in an array of the consortium's marketing efforts, including market research, analysis and forecasting; message development; and contract negotiation.

"PLX Technology has an impressive record of successfully helping to drive and refine new interconnect architectures, and working with its industry partners to develop interconnect standards for a range of applications," said Gabriele Sartori, president of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. "We welcome PLX as a member of the consortium, as the company's interconnect expertise and experience with an array of industry leaders bring a valuable dimension to HyperTransport."

"PLX has a long history of active participation in standards-development efforts, working to refine and advance a wide range of I/O interconnect solutions," said Larry Chisvin, vice president of marketing at PLX. "HyperTransport represents another significant I/O architecture to which PLX can apply its expertise and make a significant contribution to compatibility with other HyperTransport devices to advance the standard."

HyperTransport technology is a high-speed, high-performance, point-to-point link for integrated circuits, and is designed to meet the bandwidth needs of tomorrow's computing and communications platforms. HyperTransport technology helps reduce the number of buses while providing a high-performance link for PCs, workstations, and servers, as well as numerous embedded applications and highly scalable multiprocessing systems.

Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Time-to-Market
PLX's brings to the HyperTransport Technology Consortium a wealth of experience and expertise in I/O. Based on the PCI standard, the PLX(r) PCI I/O Accelerator chips and GigaBridge(r) Switched-PCI product lines help manufacturers develop board-level and communications-system products featuring high performance, scalability and system reliability. PLX's standard, off-the-shelf integrated circuits provide a time-to-market advantage to board and system designers.

About PLX Technology (
PLX Technology Inc., based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is the leading supplier of high-speed silicon solutions for the networking and communications industries. The PLX solution includes industry-standard silicon, software for managing data throughout the PCI bus, rapid development tools that minimize design risk, and third-party development tool support through the PLX Partner Program. The PLX solution enables hardware designers and software developers to maximize system input/output (I/O), lower development costs, minimize system design risk and provide faster time to market. PLX PCI I/O Accelerator chips and switched-PCI devices are designed into a wide variety of embedded PCI communication systems, including switches, routers, line cards, media gateways, base stations, access multiplexors and remote access concentrators. PLX customers include many of the leading communications equipment companies, including 3Com, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Nortel Networks and Siemens.

PLX and GigaBridge are trademarks of PLX Technology, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.

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