Packet Switches feature 4 port and lane count configurations.

Press Release Summary:

PCIe Packet24(TM) packet switches include 4-Port/24 Lane, 3-Port/24 Lane, 4-Port/16 Lane, and 3-Port/12 Lane devices. Meeting PCI-SIG PCIe 1.1 and PCI 1.2 requirements, switches feature attributes-data reporting, low-power and power-down modes, and programmable lane assignments for x4 or x8 lane width capability on per-port basis. Devices suit blade and motherboard-based server, data storage, PC and laptop, test equipment, and telecom applications.

Original Press Release:

Pericom Expands PCI Express® Offering with Four New Packet Switches

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26 / -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of PCI Express technology used for switching, timing, connecting, and signal integrity, will introduce and demonstrate its new products on September 26-28 at the Fall Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco with devices targeted for a broad market including blade and motherboard based servers, HBA and NIC cards, data storage, switch and router control planes, industrial and mainstream PC and laptops, multi-function printers and print servers, test equipment, data acquisition, and telecom.

The Company will introduce its new Packet24(TM) family of PCI Express Packet Switches, as well as a dynamic mobile demonstration that illustrates external PCIe connectivity using the new Express Card slot being adopted by laptop and other mobile form factors. This demo merges Pericom's PCIe-to-PCI Bridge, PCIe Packet Switch and PCIe Re-Driver.

"Pericom is pleased to add four new advanced performance PCIe packet switch products to our already industry leading variety of PCI Express products," said Bill Weir, Pericom Senior Marketing Director of Connect Products. "Continuing to expand upon our PCISIG certified packet switch offering provides our customers with a higher performance and feature-set to fit their needs." Pericom's industry unique PCI Express product offering is the most comprehensive and includes Bridges, Packet Switches, PHY, Re-Drivers, Signal Switches, Clock/Timing solutions.

The PCIe Packet24 packet switch family consists of four different port and lane-count configurations: a 4-Port/24 Lane (PI7C9X20424); a 3-Port/24 Lane (PI7C9X20324); a 4-Port/16 Lane (PI7C9X20416); and a 3-Port/12 Lane (PI7C9X20312). The product family is specifically designed for low latency, low power consumption, optimized PCB layout, and fully meets the requirements of the latest PCI-SIG PCIe 1.1 and PCI 1.2 specifications. Unique features include attributes-data reporting, multiple switch fabric quality of service and configuration, special low-power and power-down modes, and programmable lane assignments for x4 or x8 lane width capability on a per-port basis.

"Pericom's latest PCIe packet switch product additions should be well received in the rapidly growing PCI Express marketplace," said Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst at The Linley Group, a respected silicon valley based semiconductor research firm. "The market for third party semiconductors is expected to be several hundred million by 2009 and Pericom, with its multiple PCI Express product family presence has positioned itself to take advantage of that market growth."

Pricing and Availability:

Customers can receive further information on availability and pricing from a Pericom sales representative, or by visiting the Pericom website at

About Pericom:

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation offers customers worldwide the industry's most complete silicon and quartz based solutions for the Computing, Communications, and Consumer market segments. Our broad portfolio of innovative analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits, along with our SaRonix and eCERA frequency control products are essential in the timing, transferring, routing, and translating of high-speed signals that are required by today's ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, California, with design centers and technical sales offices located globally.

NOTE: PCI Express and PCIe are trademarks of PCI SIG. For more information visit

CONTACT: Marketing, Bill Weir, Sr. Director, Connect Products, ext. 364, or cell, +1-408-210-7672, or

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