SOURCE: PLX Technology

PLX Technology

February 21, 2012 08:00 ET

PLX to Demonstrate Industry-Leading PCI Express Gen3, 10GBase-T at Embedded World Conference

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced a dynamic demonstration of its market-leading ExpressLane™ PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 and TeraPHY® 10GBase-T transceivers at the Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremburg, Germany, February 28 to March 1, 2012. The PLX® demonstration showcases the two major interconnect standards that will dominate cloud-driven data center appliances and networking architectures for years to come.

PCIe Gen3, with its 8GT/s per lane, is ideal not only for its high performance, but also its key attributes, including reduced power requirements, minimal latency, low cost, and straightforward implementation. PLX is by far the world's number-one supplier and dominant market share leader of PCIe switching solutions, and its first-to-market leadership in PCIe Gen3 has helped define the next generation of servers, switches and storage equipment. PCIe is widely used for fan-out in backplanes and control planes, and throughout storage platforms, including the fast-growing solid state disk (SSD) market. Next-generation data centers will use PCIe outside the box as one of the fabrics within the rack.

10 Gigabit Ethernet is replacing the ubiquitous Gigabit Ethernet standard and will be enabled via PLX's 10GBase-T technology due to its 10-fold performance increase, as well as its seamless use of low-cost standard copper Ethernet cabling, security features and energy efficiency value. 10GBase-T PHYs are a fundamental building block of common data center hardware, including Ethernet switches, network interface cards (NICs), and network adapters. PLX innovation enabled the industry's first 10GBase-T equipment, and its industry-leading 10GBase-T physical layer (PHY) portfolio today is designed into numerous platforms.

Join PLX at Embedded World in booth number 4A-122, Hall 4A, along with Avnet Memec.

About PLX
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is an industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions primarily targeting the enterprise and consumer markets. The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance. Visit PLX on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

ExpressLane, TeraPHY, PLX and the PLX logo are trademarks of PLX Technology, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other product names that appear in this material are for identification purposes only and are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.