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PLX Technology

August 22, 2011 08:00 ET

PLX Technology Releases Third-Generation 10-Gigabit Ethernet Family Into Full Production

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for the enterprise and the home, today announced full production availability of its TeraPHY® TN8000 10GBase-T transceiver family. This PLX® milestone ushers in a fundamental shift in the global transformation of data center connectivity, from Gigabit Ethernet to 10-Gigabit Ethernet performance.

The TeraPHY family is fabricated on a 40-nanometer lithography node and consists of single-, dual- and quad-port integrated 10GBase-T transceivers. Multiple PLX customers have tested and qualified these products. With the market's broadest 10GBase-T physical layer (PHY) portfolio, PLX innovation enabled the industry's first 10GBase-T equipment, and the company today owns more than 60 percent market share for 10GBase-T PHY devices. PLX is presently shipping in volume 130nm, 65nm and 40nm nodes, while design has already begun on its fourth-generation 28nm products.

"We are very pleased to be able to offer designers production-quality silicon that exceeds the performance requirements set forth by the IEEE 802.3an standard," said Ron Cates, PLX vice president of marketing, networking products. "This achievement will enable many new 10GBase-T networking products and represents a future-proofing footprint for designers seeking our lower-power, feature-laden transceivers to be released later this year."

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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. Follow PLX on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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