IDT Introduces Industry's Fastest and Lowest-Powered Synchronous Fourport Devices

9/10/2002 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology), a leading communications IC company, furthered its leadership in multi-port technology with the introduction of the industry's fastest and lowest-powered synchronous FourPortTM devices. At speeds up to 200 MHz and power consumption as low as 230mA, IDT's synchronous FourPorts enable customers to achieve a 40 percent increase in bandwidth relative to competing solutions. These latest additions to IDT's multi-port product portfolio strengthen the company's support for high-performance applications, including fibre channel line cards in storage area networks (SANs), baseband applications in the wireless communications infrastructure, and header lookups in network switches.

IDT's synchronous FourPorts, which are available in 1-Mbit (64Kx18) and .5-Mbit (32Kx18) densities, provide independent read and write access to up to four separate processors/buses simultaneously in different frequency domains. The combination of the device speed with this architecture offers designers an unprecedented 14 Gbps (200MHz x 18 bps x 4 ports) of data throughput per FourPort product. Unlike competitive products, IDT's FourPort devices offer enhanced counter control at all density levels and speeds, enabling customers to migrate in density while retaining counter control functionality. In addition to a 272-pin BGA, the products are available in the smallest 256-pin BGA package, offering designers board space savings of up to 60 percent.

IDT Offers Innovative Features for Performance Enhancements
IDT's FourPort devices deliver high-performance memory built-in self tests (MBISTs) that operate at up to 200 MHz. The MBIST operations run more than three-times faster than alternative solutions, requiring only half as many cycles. The devices also offer improved thermal performance and a lower overall system power budget. For example, in similar operating conditions at 133 MHz, the IDT device rating for typical power consumption is 300mA (460mA max), compared to 350mA (700mA max) for competing solutions. Additionally, IDT's FourPorts provide enhanced functionality of counter controls and mask registers, resulting in optimal flexibility for counter-mask operations.

"The introduction of IDT's synchronous FourPorts underscores our goal of maintaining our leadership position in the industry by bringing to market the most advanced multi-port technology," said Bill Beane, strategic marketing manager for IDT's multi-port products. "IDT's synchronous FourPorts are a testament to our superior design capabilities and our desire to develop devices that support our customers' complex requirements."

Pricing and Availability
IDT's Synchronous FourPorts are currently sampling with production quantities available in Q4CY02. Volume pricing of the 1-Mbit devices starts at $137.45 in 10,000 unit quantities. Volume pricing of the .5-Mbit devices starts at $105.73 in 10,000-unit quantities.

About IDT (
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products, including IP co-processors, integrated communications processors and telecom products. The portfolio is also comprised of key foundational products optimized for communications applications, including the industry's broadest selection of FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,500 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, as well as the Nasdaq-100 Index® (NDX), which includes the largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible on CD-ROM by calling (800) 345-7015. The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

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