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PLX Technology

August 01, 2011 08:01 ET

PLX Technology to Present on PCI Express-SSD Storage at Flash Memory Summit

Presentation to Explain SSD Optimization, Efficient Use of PCI Express Resources

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2011) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for the enterprise and the home, today announced that Akber Kazmi, PLX® marketing director for PCI Express® (PCIe®) switching products, will present at next week's Flash Memory Summit, in Santa Clara, Calif. Kazmi's presentation, titled "Optimizing SSDs with PCI Express" and scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11 at 2:00 p.m., will address PCIe's unique ability to efficiently maximize data throughput in storage systems using solid state drives (SSDs) and the new NVM Express standard that blends non-volatile memory and PCIe.

"Being the industry's market and innovation leader in PCI Express technology, PLX brings to the Flash Memory Summit a level of expertise that will broaden the understanding of this powerful interconnect technology's important role in memory and storage solutions," said Kazmi. "This is an ideal forum to share viewpoints among other industry experts and provide attendees of the event with valuable information on developing NVM Express-based storage systems using PCI Express and PLX switches' advanced features for this rapidly emerging market segment."

PLX, the global leader in PCIe switching technology with more than 65 percent market share, for years has been providing PCIe switches to worldwide manufacturers of both disk- and SSD-based storage solutions used in data centers, enterprise systems and cloud computing. PLX is a member of the enhanced Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface (NVMHCI) Work Group, which selected PCIe as the host interface and whose goal is to enable the broad adoption of SSDs using PCIe. The work group's NVM Express 1.0 specification defines an optimized register interface, command set and features for PCIe-based SSDs.

PLX was the industry's pioneer in PCIe switching -- Gen1, Gen2 and Gen 3 -- and today offers the market's only PCIe Gen3 (8Gb/s) family of switches, which are designed to optimize servers, communications systems, graphics, and other performance-demanding applications. PLX ExpressLane™ PCIe silicon and supporting software provide the high-speed interconnect in server, storage, enterprise and consumer products from manufacturers worldwide. This family of more than 40 highly configurable switches includes devices ranging from three to 96 lanes and three to 24 ports, and features the industry's lowest latency (down to 110ns) and power (as low as 0.8W). The company is currently shipping more than one-million PCIe devices per quarter to global designers.

Enabling design engineers developing systems for SSD or other applications with streamlined tools, the ExpressLane family also features exclusive software-driven on-chip hardware debug and monitoring capabilities, such as measurement of the SerDes eye inside the device, PCIe packet generation to saturate x16 ports, error injection into live traffic, error logging, and port utilization count. Additionally, the switches provide PCIe and traffic monitoring for easy bring-up of PCIe systems that would otherwise require days of lab set-up and hundreds of thousands of dollars in test and measurement equipment.

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About PLX Technology
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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