SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

April 08, 2013 09:00 ET

Pericom Expands Mobile Platform Connectivity Solutions

New Switching and Power Management Products Target Thunderbolt, USB and Video Protocols

BEIJING--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2013) - INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM (IDF) -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of serial high-speed connectivity, signal-conditioning and timing solutions, today announced new switching and power management products targeting advanced connectivity requirements of the latest CPU chipsets for mobility and related applications. The new power management products control platform voltage distribution with unique features for mobile platforms, while the new switching products are optimized for Thunderbolt, USB, and HDMI/DP(DisplayPort™) switching applications. Pericom will display these new devices at the IDF Intel Developer Forum, Beijing, PRC, April 10-11, 2013 at Booth E51.

"Our newly announced switching and power management product solutions are optimized with unique industry features that improve customer platform performance," said Alex Hui, Pericom president and CEO. "We continue to focus our product development on providing industry leading features in our targeted mobility, server/storage, embedded, and networking markets."

The 2 new power management load switches sequence the voltage turn-on in mobile platforms to help conserve battery drain. Pericom offers industry unique linear slew rates which provide a smooth voltage ramp, with the benefit of preserving battery life.

The new 10.3Gbps Thunderbolt high speed switch is designed to multiplex and de-multiplex the main Thunderbolt data paths into individual signals from the graphics processor and route them to a platform connector or end point. The switch includes two 10.3Gbps full duplex data paths, can accept DP and HDMI signals, and offers extremely low power and signal attenuation to preserve high speed signal integrity and system performance.

The 2 new HDMI/DP high speed switches can accept a very wide signal range, which enables the platform's video stream to operate, even if the external signal is less than optimum. The new USB signal switch adds a unique feature that protects the CPU chipset from accidental over-voltage damage via USB connector reversal or mishandling.

Unit growth of Pericom's targeted platforms show a healthy 56% 3 year growth for TAB to 222Mu, and a strong 31% 3 year growth to 528Mu for PC/NB (IDC, June 2012).

Availability:
Samples and production quantities for all products are available now.

  • PI3PD22920 - Power management load switch with linear slew and active low control.
  • PI3PD22919 - Power management load switch with linear slew and active high control.
  • PI3TB212 - Thunderbolt / HDMI / DP full duplex switch with low power operation.
  • PI3WVR12612 - HDMI/DP wide voltage range signal switch with added DDC (Display Data Channel) switch.
  • PI3WVR12412 - HDMI/DP wide voltage range signal switch.
  • PI3USB102E - USB signal switch with over-voltage protection feature.

Budgetary Pricing - for 10Ku OEM quantities

  • PI3PD22920 and PI3PD22919 - $0.37
  • PI3TB212 - $1.49
  • PI3WVR12612 - $1.60
  • PI3WVR12412 - $1.50
  • PI3USB102E - $0.80

Additional information and volume pricing quote is available by contacting Pericom worldwide sales, or by visiting www.pericom.com/contact to request a specific product price quote.

Supporting Resources:

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation website
Power Management products
Switching Products
Thunderbolt
HDMI/DP High Speed Switches
USB Signal Switch

IDF Intel Developer Forum

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Previous Pericom Press Releases with related product information:
http://www.pericom.com/company/news/press-releases/2013/pericom-launches-hiflex-clock-generator-family-2/

http://www.pericom.com/company/news/press-releases/2012/pericom-targets-low-power-high-performance/

http://www.pericom.com/company/news/press-releases/2011/pericom-enables-high-speed-serial-connectivity-for-latest-cpu-chipsets/

About Pericom:
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and consumer market segments. Pericom's integrated circuits (IC) and frequency control products (FCP) provide the connectivity, timing, switching, bridging and signal conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers, sales and customer support offices worldwide.

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Contact Information

  • NA/EU Marketing Contact:
    Tam Do
    Marketing Manager
    Pericom Semiconductor
    San Jose, California USA
    408-435-0800 x231
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    NA/EUPress Contact:
    Sacha Arts
    Bella Vista Communications
    Los Gatos, California, USA
    408-356-3099
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    Asia Marketing Contact:
    Jen Lee
    Marketing Director
    Pericom Semiconductor
    Taipei, Taiwan ROC
    +886 2 6616 5700 x891
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    Asia Press Contact:
    SunRay Liu
    New Synergy Consulting
    Beijing, PRC
    +86-10-6843-0125
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