Pericom Expands PCI Express(R) Offering With Low Power, Small Footprint Packet Switch Family

The GreenPacket(TM) family includes the industry's smallest available packet switch

BEIJING, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of PCI Express technology used for switching, timing, bridging and signal integrity, today announced the addition of a new PCI Express packet switch product family designed for power, size and value sensitive applications, such as volume motherboard/workstation, docking stations, networking control planes, video, graphics and embedded applications, and mobile applications. Pericom will display these new devices at the Intel Developer Forum, Beijing International Convention Center, April 17-18, 2007 in booth number 004.

In addition to displaying its new GreenPacket(TM) products at IDF Beijing, Pericom will present live demonstrations of its award-winning signal conditioning technology across 60-inches of PCB, a Pericom PCIe-enabled video surveillance system, and display various PCIe applications cards. The demonstrations and cards use Pericom's PCIe Packet Switch, Bridge, ReDriver, Signal Switch, and Timing products.

"Pericom is matching key PCI Express market segment needs with new product offerings," said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at the Linley Group, a respected IC industry analyst firm. "The GreenPacket(TM) family of switch products enable OEMs to cost effectively upgrade existing motherboard and related platforms as well as accelerate new PCIe based I/O designs."

"Pericom is pleased to add three new advanced performance GreenPacket(TM) switches to our variety of PCI Express products," said Bill Weir, Pericom's senior marketing director of Connect Products. "We are actively engaged with volume market segment customers who recognize that the size, power, and cost benefits of this product family allow them to fully leverage CPU chipset I/O expansion in new platform designs."

The GreenPacket(TM) packet switch family consists of three different port and lane-count configurations: a 4-Port/4 Lane (PI7C9X20404GP), a 5-Port/5 Lane (PI7C9X20505GP), and a 5-Port/8 Lane (PI7C9X20508GP). The product family is specifically designed for low power consumption and small package size, optimized PCB layout, and fully meets the requirements of the latest PCI-SIG PCIe 1.1 and PCI 1.2 specifications. Unique features include special low-power and power-down modes, RoHS compliant packages, and small footprint. The PI7C9X20404GP is the industry's smallest packet switch at 12x12mm.

Pricing and Availability:

The PI7C9X20505GP and PI7C9X20508GP samples and customer evaluation platforms are available now, with production ramp up in May. The PI7C9X20404GP is available for customer sampling in May, with production in June. Availability is subject to revision. Pricing, availability, and applications support information is available from Pericom sales representatives, with offices worldwide, or by visiting

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Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with the industry's most complete solutions for the computing, communications and consumer market segments. Its analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits and its SaRonix and eCERA frequency control products are essential in the timing, switching, bridging, and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's ever-increasing speed-and-bandwidth-demanding applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, California, with design centers and technical sales and support offices located globally.

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