SOURCE: Wintegra

June 06, 2005 09:00 ET

Wintegra Enters Into Strategic Relationship With PMC-Sierra to Develop Multi-Service Access Systems Solutions

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- Privately held Wintegra has entered into a strategic relationship with PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS) to focus on providing customers with leading system solutions for multi-service networking, passive optical networking, metro networking, and wireless service backhaul. This initiative combines PMC-Sierra's extensive portfolio of communications networking solutions together with Wintegra's access packet processor family and customized software. As part of the strategic relationship, PMC-Sierra has made an equity investment in Wintegra, which has design and support centers located in Texas, Israel and Scotland.

The companies' first reference design solution for the Metro Access market includes Wintegra's 787M6 WinPath access processor and Universal Front End (UFE) combined with PMC-Sierra's TEMUX-84 and ARROW framer/mapper devices to create a comprehensive OC-3 multi-service solution supporting IP, ATM, Frame Relay, IMA, ATM circuit emulation, and Pseudo Wire Emulation Edge to Edge (PWE3) over a channelized OC-3. This board-level solution features glueless hardware connectivity between respective silicon components and customized systems software that unifies the entire systems configuration. A joint reference design for this solution is currently available to customers. The companies are also working on additional reference design solutions for the metro networking and wireless infrastructure markets.

"Wintegra has proven expertise in programmable multi-protocol networking and both our companies are targeting solutions for the Service Provider access equipment market," said Bob Bailey, President and CEO of PMC-Sierra. "Together, we can offer customers systems solutions that have improved functionality, flexibility, and better time to market."

"PMC-Sierra has a comprehensive product line for service provider networks ranging from physical layer devices, framers, mappers, backplane devices and high-end microprocessors," said Kobi Ben-Zvi, President and CEO of Wintegra. "This rich product line, combined with Wintegra's access processors and protocol software customized for PMC-Sierra components, creates best-in-class, board-level system solutions. We look forward to extending our collaboration together in the market."

About Wintegra, Inc.

Founded in January 2000, Wintegra is a fabless semiconductor company that enables communications companies to build the next generation of access networks. Its WinPath access packet processor family offers best in class aspects of network processors, communications processors, communications peripherals and ASICs, creating a new approach to protocol handling. Wintegra products have been shipping into production networks since 2002. Its customer list includes almost all of the largest communications companies in the world. For more information, see www.wintegra.com.

About PMC-Sierra

PMC-Sierra™ is a leading provider of high-speed broadband communications and storage semiconductors and MIPS-Powered™ processors for Enterprise, Access, Metro Optical Transport, Storage Area Networking and wireless network equipment. The company offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.pmc-sierra.com.

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