Exar Demonstrates MXP2 OTN Muxponder Solution at Ethernet Expo Americas 2011

Industry's First Any Service, Any Port, Single-Chip Solution to Offer Latest OTN Features

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 - Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) will demonstrate MXP2's any service, any port, single-chip OTN muxponder solution at the Ethernet Expo Americas Conference in New York City, booth #315. MXP2 provides a more efficient means of transporting a variety of traffic, including uncompressed HD video for live event and studio TV applications, and Ethernet and Fibre Channel for data center connectivity. Inclusion of ODU0, ODUflex, and GMP enables transport and switching of these services across next-generation OTN networks while maximizing network interoperability. The demonstration will showcase the MXP2 mapping and multiplexing Gigabit Ethernet, SONET/SDH and Fibre Channel traffic over OTN.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with Exar's OTN experts about the newest updates to OTN, including ODU0, ODUflex and General Mapping Procedure (GMP). Educational whitepapers on the new features are also available for attendees.

For customers unable to attend the Ethernet Expo in New York City, they can join Exar at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo Digital Summit, which is a virtual event taking place on November 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST. An archive of the Digital Summit will also be accessible November 29 - February 29, 2012.

Light Reading's Ethernet Expo Americas 2011 is the must-attend Carrier Ethernet networking event of the year in the Americas. Light Reading's twelfth Ethernet event will assemble dozens of experts from the service provider, supplier, and analyst communities in New York City to explore the hottest trends and paint a roadmap for where Ethernet is likely to take us in the coming decade.

About Exar

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications. For over 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied services processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit: www.exar.com.

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