Senao Selects IDT Interprise Processor to Power Wireless Routers

4/18/2003 - IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, announced that Senao International, a Taiwan-based innovator of last-mile communications systems, has selected the IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM integrated communications processor to power its new dual-band wireless access points (WAP) and wireless routers designed for 802.11a-, 802.11b- and 802.11g-based networks.

Integration of a high-performance double-data rate (DDR) DRAM memory controller and a PCI interface optimized for data throughput made the RC32438 processor Senao’s choice to meet the high-bandwidth demands of their dual-band WAPs and wireless routers. On-chip dual Ethernet interfaces provided Senao with architectural flexibility and the ability to employ significant design re-use for their wireless router that requires both PCI-based wireless connectivity as well as support for Ethernet-based wired LAN devices. Additionally, the high-performance CPU core at the heart of the RC32438 processor offers Senao significant processing power to enable adaptation of their system as additional wireless standards emerge and empower the design teams to add additional features and services such as security firewalls.

In addition to the adoption of the IDT InterpriseTM RC32438 processor, Senao leveraged the full suite of IDT development tools including the 79EB438 board, the IDT LinuxTM software package and the Wind River System® VxWorks®.

“Our dual-band wireless solutions depend upon optimal PCI and Ethernet throughput and simple connectivity to peripheral devices and subsystems such as switch controllers and 802.11 wireless cards,” said Alex Dee, vice president of sales and marketing, Senao. “The IDT RC32438 integrated communications processor delivers the performance and connectivity required to meet the needs of our WAP and wireless router solutions. Equally as important, the comprehensive development tools and local technical support from IDT enabled us to optimize the RC32438 processor for our system needs on a very tight time-to-market schedule.”

“The performance demands of dual-band wireless LAN equipment and other products based on emerging technology standards require highly integrated, high-performance microprocessor solutions, such as the widely adopted IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processor solutions,” said Barry Yi, Taiwan country manager for IDT. “Senao’s innovative wireless solutions place a premium on memory bandwidth and PCI throughput while demanding a high level of integration to allow processor subsystem re-use across a wide range of wireless LAN equipment. Senao’s selection of our RC32438 processor demonstrates the device’s ability to serve the needs of leading-edge wireless networking platforms and other innovative next-generation solutions.”

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 InterpriseTM family provides a range of security solutions for the residential, SOHO and SME gateways; the IDT portfolio includes the RC32365, RC32355, RC32351 and RC32365 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 trademark of Linus Torvalds. Wind River Systems and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc.

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