IDT's Communications Processors to Benefit from Linux-Based Software

4/1/2003 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, announced it will provide royalty-free Linux® based software packages optimized for all members of its InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors. Providing the fundamental building blocks for a wide range of Linux-based embedded designs, the IDT Linux solutions enable system designers to add value through application code differentiation and avoid the royalty costs of traditional off-the-shelf solutions. The IDT Linux solution provides software developers with the Linux 2.4.18 kernel, device drivers and a suite of GNU-based development tools optimized to support the wide range of on-chip peripherals and interfaces offered by the InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors.

“The Linux operating system is an attractive solution for designers looking to reduce both their development and overall system costs,” said Sandra Chang, strategic partner program manager for the IDT Internetworking Products Division. “IDT is committed to supporting Linux as it continues to gain momentum in the embedded market. In addition to providing our own Linux-based offering, we will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure the availability of multiple Linux solutions for our integrated processors.”

IDT currently partners with industry-leading third-party Linux vendors, including Jungo and MontaVista, and will continue these relationships to ensure an array of application-specific software solutions, sophisticated GUI-based development tools and custom design services for designers who seek turnkey support to decrease design cycles and speed time to market. The IDT Linux software package is compatible with these offerings, making it convenient for designers to move seamlessly to a third-party design environment, if desired.

Pricing and Availability
The IDT Linux software packages, supporting all members of the IDT InterpriseTM family, are available now, royalty free. Click here for additional information about the IDT Linux packages and the InterpriseTM family of integrated processors.

IDT InterpriseTM Family of Integrated Communications Processors
The IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors includes a range of devices optimized for the highest-growth communication market segments such as Enterprise and residential gateways, desktop/workgroup switches and wireless access points. IDT is the leading provider of integrated communications processors for Layer-2 Ethernet switches and delivers an unprecedented combination of performance, flexibility and integration. The IDT portfolio includes the RC32355 and RC32351 processors in the InterpriseTM Access family and the RC32438, RC32334, RC32333 and RC32332 devices within the InterpriseTM PCI family. IDT also offers a range of software tools that reduce development cycles and partners with other industry leaders to provide comprehensive solutions for embedded applications.

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 network search engines, content inspection engines and a family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio is also comprised of products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, 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 3,100 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. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

IDT and Interprise are trademarks and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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