SOURCE: PLX Technology

August 27, 2012 02:00 ET

PLX Expert to Present Cutting-Edge PCI Express Gen3 Technologies at Europe PCI-SIG Developers Conference

SUNNYVALE, CA and MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) -  PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced the company will deliver a technical presentation on PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe Gen3) at Europe's upcoming 20th Anniversary PCI-SIG Developers Conference, held September 10-11, 2012, at the Marriott Munich Hotel, in Munich, Germany. The visionary presentation, titled "Implementing Systems Using PCI Express as a Fabric" (known as ExpressFabric®), details a next-generation system model using PCIe-centric hardware and software as the backbone of a data center rack.

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By leveraging low-latency, high-performance PCIe Gen3, new global market opportunities are developing to help manage the massive flow of data driven mostly by today's Internet applications. Designers are creating sophisticated solid state disk (SSD) PCIe-based architectures dedicated to storing and retrieving movies, music, photos, and files. Other markets experiencing growth via PCIe include oil and gas exploration, financial trade routing, test and measurement, communications, and general-purpose computation on graphics processing units (GPGPU) used to accelerate a wide range of applications, such as embedded systems, mobile appliances, computers, and gaming graphics.

The broad PLX ExpressLane™ PCIe Gen3 portfolio now includes 14 switches ranging from large 96-lane, 24-port devices to streamlined 12-lane, three-port solutions. Punctuating their market-disrupting performance, designers choosing the PEX8796 switch -- touting bandwidth of 8 Gigatransfers per second, per lane, in full duplex mode -- are rewarded with amazing throughput of 1,536 gigabits per second (192 gigabytes/s), delivering performance that challenges all other interconnect technologies.

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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, ExpressFabric, 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.