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TMCNet:  Pericom Expands USB 3.0 Signal Conditioning Family

[February 25, 2013]

Pericom Expands USB 3.0 Signal Conditioning Family

SAN JOSE, CA, Feb 25, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of high-speed connectivity, signal-conditioning and timing solutions, today announced the expansion of its USB 3.0 5Gb ReDriver(TM) Signal Conditioning product family. The new additions offer the industry's smallest footprint at 2mmx2mm, and lowest power in both operating (158mW) and all important slumber mode (3.63mW), making them ideal for battery powered mobile devices, such as tablets, smart phones, and notebooks. AC powered platforms such as servers and networking switches also benefit since power and space savings are equally important.

Pericom's USB 3.0 ReDriver family enables end customer platform designers to extend the PCB trace or cable length and preserve signal integrity. The extra signal margin can help assure that the platform will properly recognize and connect to a peripheral USB 3.0 device at USB 3.0 speeds.

"Mobile device chipsets typically have lower signal strength, so our smaller, lower power ReDrivers are being adopted to handle the external cable and still meet USB3 standards compliance," said Bill Weir, senior director for Pericom's Connect Products Group. "Our product roadmap will soon offer even lower power and lower voltage options in the same pinout for seamless transition, and continue our performance tradition of full standards compliance." End customer platforms for Pericom's USB 3.0 ReDriver products include tablets, smart phones, notebooks, desktop, docking stations, workstations, servers, storage, embedded, networking, consumer (camera, DVR, etc), HDD/SSD, and other platforms that are rapidly moving to the new and faster USB 3.0 serial protocol. USB is by far the most widely used serial protocol in the world, offering transfer speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. GII (Global Information, Inc - Nov, 2012) forecasts that global market for USB3 devices will grow more than 500% through 2016, with over 2.5 Billion USB3 enabled products being shipped.

Visit Pericom's website at http://www.pericom.com for more technical information, ordering samples, datasheets, and technical support and documentation.

Reference to the last USB 3.0 Signal Conditioning Family PR released in April, 2012.

Availability: -- PI3EQX501 (1 channel), PI2EQX502 (1 port), - samples, design kit, production quantities - now.

Budgetary Pricing: -- PI3EQX501 - 1 Channel USB3 ReDriver - $0.48 @ 10Ku -- PI3EQX502 - 1 Port (2 channel) USB3 ReDriver - $0.78 @ 10Ku -- Volume pricing and delivery is available by contacting Pericom worldwide sales, or by visiting www.pericom.com/contact to request a specific product price quote.

High Resolution Graphics: Visit: http://www.pericom.com/company/media-and-downloads/ for high-resolution graphics.

(Smart Phone, Tablet/All-in-One Printer, Consumer, Automotive Infotainment Applications, and PI3EQX502/501 Actual Size) About Pericom: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and consumer market segments. Pericom's integrated circuits (IC) and frequency control products (FCP) provide the connectivity, timing, switching, bridging and signal conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications.

Company headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers, sales and customer support offices worldwide. Company website: www.pericom.com ReDriver is a trademark of Pericom Semiconductor, all rights reserved.

NA/EU Marketing Contact: Joseph Juan Marketing Mgr.

Pericom Semiconductor San Jose, California USA 408-435-0800 x315 Email Contact NA/EU Press Contact: Sacha Arts Bella Vista Communications Los Gatos, California, USA 408-356-3099 Email Contact Asia Marketing Contact: Jen Lee Marketing Director Pericom Semiconductor Taipei, Taiwan ROC +886 2 6616 5700 x891 Email Contact Asia Press Contact: SunRay Liu New Synergy Consulting Beijing, PRC +86 10 68430125 Email Contact SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=0A0B91499BC632C5 http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=87DF76A8773770A4 http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=6B5E8935E9ED209B http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=CC692ED9B0DC761F

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