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February 22, 2011 07:55 ET

MosChip and Axxon Partner to Produce PCI Express, Universal PCI, Serial and Parallel Computer Connectivity Card Solutions

Axxon Computer Corp.'s Board-Level Solutions Leverage MosChip's Solutions to Provide Many New Computer Connectivity Port Adapter Cards

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd., a leading provider of high performance connectivity and SoC solutions for consumer, industrial and computing applications, and Axxon Computer Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of connectivity computer boards, today announced numerous connectivity board solutions using multiple MosChip devices. The new host adapters from Axxon feature PCI® Express (PCIe) / Universal PCI interfaced serial and parallel port functions. Axxon has leveraged MosChip's advanced interface solutions to support current Microsoft® Windows® (XP to Windows 7, 32/64 bit), Linux® (2.4.18+ kernels), VMware®, OS/2®, QNX™SCO® Unix® platforms.

Axxon's LF757KB Rev E (PCI Express 4S RS232 single slot adapter) and LF2000KB (PCI Express 4S RS232 adapter with IDC connectors) use MosChip's MCS9900CV-CC, a single lane multifunction PCI express to I/O controller.

Axxon's LF898KB is a PCI Express EPP 1.9/ECP parallel port and leverages MosChip's MCS9901CV-CC controller that supports two serial ports, one parallel port and six GPIOs. The LF918KB is a PCI Express EPP 1.9/ECP (5 volt) parallel port also using MosChip's MCS9901CV-CC. Other Axxon connectivity cards that use MosChip's MCS9901CV-CC include, the LF2001KB, which is a PCI Express 2S RS232 + EPP 1.9/ECP (2S1P) single slot port adapter and the LF2002KB, which is a PCI Express 2S RS232 + EPP 1.9/ECP (2S1P) port adapter.

"Axxon always designs with high performance components for our products," said Kumar Bhatia, CTO for Axxon Computer Corp. "MosChip provides the advanced feature-rich components we need to enable design flexibility and grow our market lead. These devices from MosChip allow us to bring quality board solutions to the market quickly and competitively."

Axxon has also unveiled some Universal PCI solutions based on MosChip devices. Axxon's LF904KB is a Universal PCI 2S RS232 adapter driven by the MosChip MCS9865CV PCI peripheral controller. The MCS9865CV features dual-channel UARTs with deep 256 byte FIFOs, dual enhanced 1284 compliant parallel ports and an ISA style local bus. Other Universal PCI designs from Axxon that leverage the MCS9865CV controller include the LF915KB (UPCI EPP 1.9/ECP parallel port) and the LF916KB (UPCI 2S RS232 + EPP 1.9/ECP) 2S1P port adapters.

"Our long partnership with Axxon demonstrates MosChip's market leadership in providing robust component solutions that address a myriad of connectivity applications and the end-to-end design needs of systems designers and manufacturers," commented Ram Reddy, Chairman and CEO of MosChip Semiconductor. "We look forward to continued collaboration with Axxon and all our customers."

Axxon's PCIe and Universal PCI solutions are ideal for computer system interfacing with RS232-based peripherals such as external modems; serial and parallel printers; security dongles; serial POS equipment and instrumentation.

"At MosChip, we've developed a strong expertise in delivering well-built chip solutions that combine with our comprehensive design services for an end-to-end solution," said Sam Sanyal, Director of Technical Marketing for MosChip Semiconductor. "This significantly contributes to system manufacturers' goals of reducing design-related costs and, with an optimized solution, results in a faster time to revenue."

Pricing and Availability
All solutions are available through Axxon and its distributor and reseller network. All Axxon boards are expected to be available by the end of Q1 2011. Axxon pricing is expected to start at $20 for PCIe-based solutions and for Universal PCI solutions. All MosChip components used by Axxon are now available through MosChip. Pricing for MosChip's components is dependent on the component type and quantities purchased but, generally range from $5-10 in 1,000 quantities.

About Axxon Computer Corporation
Axxon Computer Corporation is a worldwide leading designer and manufacturer of PCI Express, PCIe, PCI-X, and PCI I/O cards for ISA, USB and PCI buses. In 1993, Axxon designed the world's first jumperless serial I/O card for the PC market and in 1995, the first plug and play 16550 UART serial board. More recently, Axxon designed the industry's first 64-Bit PCI-X and PCI Express family of I/O Cards. Based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Axxon uses a network of distributors and resellers to make its computing connectivity solutions available worldwide. More information about Axxon can be found online at http://www.softio.com.

About MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd.
MosChip Semiconductor Technology Limited, a fabless semiconductor company, was founded in 1999 with headquarters and a design center in Hyderabad, India. The operations, sales and marketing activities are conducted via its wholly owned subsidiary, MosChip Semiconductor Technology, USA. The company has several products that include USB, PCI and PCIe connectivity; network appliance processors and co-processors; and audio-video content processors. For more information about MosChip, please visit www.moschip.com.

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Contact Information

  • COMPANY CONTACTS:
    Sam Sanyal
    MosChip Semiconductor Technology, USA
    Email Contact
    408.737.7141 ext. 114

    Kumar Bhatia
    Axxon Computer Corp.
    Email Contact
    519.974.0163

    MEDIA / ANALYST CONTACT:
    Rafael Larin
    Emissary Communications
    Email Contact
    818.541.9595