IDT Debuts Single-chip Clock Device for Intel Centrino-based Laptops

12/8/2004 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI) unveiled the industry’s first family of single-chip PC clock devices optimized for next-generation notebook PCs based on Intel® CentrinoTM mobile technology (code-named “Sonoma”), which will integrate PCI Express. The new clock family is the industry’s only four phase-locked loop (PLL)-based PC clock for the notebook PC market. The IDT devices enable complete and independent control of key clock circuits within the system for the efficient power management and increased flexibility needed to support long battery life for portable systems. In addition, the device family offers built-in independent spread-spectrum control (SSC) to aid in the reduction of electromagnetic emissions (EMI), an important issue facing laptop manufacturers.

“With this new family of PC clocks, IDT now covers the clocking market with a comprehensive portfolio of devices for server, desktop and notebook PC applications,” said Tom Kao, director of marketing, IDT PC clock product line. “IDT is very experienced with timing products for communication systems. With many high-speed serial technologies migrating to the PC, we took advantage of our design expertise and captive manufacturing capabilities to deliver value-added solutions at affordable price points. Indeed, the new highly integrated PC clocks for the Intel notebook platform exhibit IDT’s innovation by allowing flexible subsystem speed control, while meeting the stringent timing requirements of PCI Express.”

The only single-chip clocking solutions available today for the Sonoma notebook platform, the new IDT product delivers significant board space and component cost savings over alternative two-chip products. Of the device’s four PLLs, three are SSC-capable and can be programmed independently to reduce EMI within the system. Designers can also use this independent clock variance to stress-test systems. A VDD-suspend pin allows programming to be maintained in power-down mode, with power consumption less than 1mA.

As with existing IDT PC clock product offerings, this new product family offers independent clocking for PCI Express, CPU, SATA (Serial ATA) and USB interfaces, thereby enabling each clock to be individually optimized within the system, resulting in superior performance. Built to Intel specifications, the IDT PC clocks are the first single-chip solutions to deliver PCI Express to the notebook computer platform.

Pricing for the IDT PC clocks for the Intel notebook platform starts at 99 cents each in 10,000-unit quantities.

About IDT
IDT is a global leader in preemptive semiconductor solutions that accelerate packet processing for advanced network services. IDT serves communications equipment vendors by applying its advanced hardware and software technologies to create flexible, highly integrated solutions that enhance the functionality and processing of network equipment. IDT accelerates intelligent packet processing with products such as switching solutions, network search engines (NSEs), programmable content inspection engines (CIEs), flow-control management (FCM) ICs and its family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio also comprises products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and timing solutions. 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 3,200 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, and is also part of the S&P SuperComposite 1500, which combines the S&P 500, MidCap 400, and SmallCap 600. Additional information about IDT is accessible at

IDT, Interprise and the IDT logo are trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. Intel and Centrino are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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