SOURCE: PLX Technology

PLX Technology

February 10, 2014 08:00 ET

PLX Technology's PCI Express-to-USB Solution Selected by Acer for New Aspire Z3-600 All-in-One Computers

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based PCI Express (PCIe) connectivity solutions, today announced that Acer, a leading information and communication technology company, has chosen PLX® PCIe-to-USB device controller technology for its innovative Acer Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one personal computer. PLX's unique USB Duet® technology provides Aspire Z3-600 users with the advantage of simple, plug-and-play device sharing using a standard USB cable between the Z3-600 and any other Windows-based computers, such as notebooks, ultra-books and tablets - including keyboard and mouse sharing, file sharing, and full HD touchable display sharing.

"The Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one with ultra HD and optimized sound was designed for modern homes," said Andrew Hou, general manager of Stationary Computing Business Unit, Acer. "With PLX's USB Duet controller technology, users can easily connect this device to another for file sharing, data access or synchronizing. It's a great feature that enhances the overall convenience we provide to Acer PC users for their daily computing tasks."

"The Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one computer provides a highly versatile PC interface for connecting to any other Windows computer, as well as a gaming console, so it truly becomes a multimedia hub for home entertainment," said Gene Schaeffer, executive vice president, global sales, PLX. "The choice of adopting PLX USB Duet technology shows Acer's commitment to being a pioneer in the industry and we look forward to active engagement on future projects."

PLX PCIe-to-USB device controller technology bridges the high performance of both PCIe Gen2 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0, thus enabling bus speeds up to 5Gbps. The controllers can easily add a USB 3.0 client port to an existing PCIe system, as well as convert existing PCIe functions (endpoints) to a USB 3.0 product. The Company is committed to compliance to the USB standard, while focused on high performance and low power, and design support including hardware and software tools, comprehensive collateral, and dedicated staff support. In addition to PCs, PLX USB controllers are designed into products including multi-function printers, portable storage, DVRs, dongles, and projectors.

PLX Leadership in PCI Express & USB
PLX introduced the industry's first SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) general-purpose peripheral controllers that bridge USB 3.0 to PCIe 2.0 in March 2011. Designers are offered a complementary USB software suite that simplifies adding a USB 3.0 peripheral port to PCIe-based systems, as well as converting PCIe endpoints to USB 3.0 products. PLX is the worldwide market leader with over 70 percent market share in PCIe switch products, today offering 18 ExpressLane PCIe Gen3 switches. The company has many more Gen3 switches in development to enable ExpressFabric®, enterprise storage and other key data center applications, and in parallel is planning for PCIe Gen4 products.

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

PLX Technology, the PLX Technology logo, USB Duet, and ExpressFabric are registered trademarks of PLX Technology, Inc. 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 organizations.