PLX to Deliver Presentation on Applications of PCI Express Technology

10/22/2003 - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leading supplier of standard I/O interconnect silicon to the communications, server, storage and embedded-control industries, announced that one of its PCI ExpressTM technology experts, Akber Kazmi, will deliver a presentation on the PCI Express technology's role in networking and communications applications, at this weeks Network Processor Conference (NPC). Kazmi, who is chairman of the PCI-SIG's Communications-Enabling Subcommittee and a PLX® senior marketing manager, will explain the benefits of using the PCI Express in communications systems and evolving ecosystems. Kazmi's presentation, titled "Communications Applications of PCI Express," will take place at NPC on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 3:00 p.m., in Parkside Hall, San Jose, Calif.

The presentation will cover a range of PCI Express-related topics - from how the interconnect works to its key features in a variety of board and system designs to interoperability.

"NPC draws some of the premiere names in the communications and networking industries, and emphasizes emerging technologies and new applications," said Kazmi. "The presentation I'll deliver was developed to educate this audience on significant developments in PCI Express by the PCI-SIG, and how system architects may take advantage of the technology in new system designs. In the current economic times, communication equipment manufacturers face the challenge of developing next-generation systems with smaller budgets and lower product cost. This presentation will emphasize how system architects can take advantage of PCI Express building blocks and economies of scale to face these challenges."

PLX has been developing I/O interconnect solutions since 1986 and enjoys a leadership position in the I/O interconnect market as a worldwide provider of PCI-based solutions to a range of industries. The company is leveraging this experience to the development of PCI Express products, with silicon availability planned for the first half of 2004. PLX also is streamlining the migration of PCI to PCI Express, and helping to drive the adoption of PCI Express technology through a variety of efforts.

About PLX Technology
PLX Technology, Inc. (, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is a leading supplier of standard I/O interconnect silicon to the communications, server, storage and embedded-control industries. PLX has been developing I/O interconnect solutions since 1986. The PLX solution provides a competitive edge to our customers through an integrated combination of high-performance silicon, hardware and software design tools, and partnerships. These innovative solutions enable our customers to develop equipment with industry-leading performance, scalability and reliability. Furthermore, the combination of PLX product features and supporting infrastructure allow customers to bring their designs to market faster. PLX PCI-based devices are designed into a wide variety of applications across multiple industries.

PLX is a trademark of PLX Technology, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions.

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