PLX to Deliver Comprehensive PCI Express Seminar with MindShare

2/11/2004 - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leading supplier of standard I/O interconnect silicon to the communications, server, storage and embedded-control industries, and MindShare, Inc., the leading provider of technical training, announced the two companies will team to deliver a comprehensive technical seminar on PCI ExpressTM technology. The March 23-26 course, taught by PLX and MindShare experts in PCI Express technology and held at PLX® headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., is structured to deliver in-depth information to designers, validation/test engineers and related personnel that need in-depth knowledge of the PCI Express architecture."

PLX's and MindShare's respective expertise in interconnect technology and technical education are combined in a course that provides attendees with in-depth information, example implementations and practical guidance in system designs based on PCI Express. The training also will feature hands-on labs enabling attendees to apply the knowledge gained from the course.

Topics covered in this technical seminar include:

The course also will cover implementation topics such as add-in cards, connectors, expansion modules, Hot Plug designs, and bridging devices (PCI/PCI-X to PCI Express).

"Communications, computing and embedded control are heading irreversibly toward PCI Express as the main interconnect technology for advanced systems," said Don Anderson, vice president of MindShare. "Those attending this course should come away with a thorough understanding not just of the PCI Express architecture itself but of how it can be implemented into a range of applications and the myriad of other considerations necessary for a successful design."

Among the instructors of the course is Ravi Budruk, a MindShare senior staff engineer with expertise in processor and computer technology, as well as interconnect architectures such as PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express, HyperTransport and IEEE 1394. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering.

Also instructing the course from PLX will be Jack Regula, vice president and chief technology officer, on "Applying PCI Express with Non-Transparent Bridging to Multi-Host Systems;" Chris Youman, PCI Express marketing manager, on "PCI Express Switches and Bridges: Critical Components to the PCI Express Ecosystem;" and Wayne Perrier, director of systems engineering, on "Using AdvancedTCA to Emulate PCI Express Silicon."

The four-day course includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. To register for this $1995 course, please go to

About PLX Technology
PLX Technology, Inc. (, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is the leading supplier of standard I/O interconnect silicon to the communications, server, storage and embedded-control industries. 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.

About MindShare, Inc.
Mindshare, Inc. delivers innovative courses for dozens of companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM and Sun Microsystems. Mindshare course topics include PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express, InfiniBand, USB, IA32 Processors, AGP, HyperTransport, and FireWire (IEEE 1394). MindShare is dedicated to communicating this information to the hardware and software design community in detailed, yet understandable form. For more information on MindShare and their reference library, visit MindShare's web site at

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