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Asus Adopts IDT PCI Express Switching Solutions for Use on High-end Motherboards

IDT PCI Express Switching Solutions Deliver I/O Expansion While Meeting High Performance Requirements
SAN JOSE, Calf. – November 4, 2008IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enable the digital media experience, today announced that ASUS has chosen an IDT PCI Express®(PCIe®) switching solution for use on its newest high-end Intel processor-based motherboard. This premium motherboard, which supports PCI Express bandwidth up to 5GT/s (gigatransfers per second), is targeted for mainstream professional desktop PC users requiring higher performance to fully enjoy digital media experiences, such as gaming and video.
 
The IDT 89HPES16T7, adopted by ASUS, is a 16-lane, 7-port PCI Express switch. The flexible architecture with its numerous configuration options helps customers, such as ASUS, overcome I/O limitations to accomplish system expansion design with more endpoints at optimal cost efficiency while providing simplified design architecture. The IDT switching solution is uniquely configurable to address the I/O connectivity challenges faced by systems requiring a blend of basic connectivity as well as more demanding, high performance connectivity on a single chip.
 
“As a leader in PCI Express switching technology, IDT works closely with our customers, like ASUS, to offer the broadest lane/port configuration options to meet their design requirements,” said Kam Eshghi, director of marketing for the IDT Serial Switching Division. “We are happy to work with ASUS and help them complete their new motherboard design. By using IDT PCI Express switching solutions, ASUS has been able to provide its customers with the I/O expansion they require while still meeting the performance standards defined by the new Intel architecture.”
 
As with other members of the IDT family of PCI Express switching solutions, the IDT 89HPES16T7 has been optimized for power efficiency, minimizing system thermal management requirements. The advanced low-power design techniques help ASUS achieve reduced power consumption, again providing simplified design and end-user cost savings as well as improvements in time-to-market.
 
ASUS is one of the worldwide leaders in PC and notebook design and manufacturing, and is highly recognized by professional PC users for its high quality products. We have been working with IDT for several years and the technology expertise demonstrated by the IDT PCI Express switching solutions continues to meet our design requirements for this high-end motherboard model. The unique configuration capability and low power consumption were critical factors for us when we set out to design a high-performance, but cost-conscious, motherboard. In addition to product features, the engineering support provided by the IDT PCI Express team also contributed the design success of the product,” said Joe Hsieh, General Manager of ASUS’ Motherboard Business Unit
 
ASUS is one of our most important customers in Taiwan,” said Ted Wu, Sales President for PC and EMS Asia at IDT. “Thanks to a dedicated effort by the PCI Express product team and local Taiwanese engineering forces, we provided our best-in-class product and support, and worked closely with the ASUS design team to accomplish this project. ASUS is a leading PC and notebook manufacturer that sets very strict evaluation criteria for suppliers. IDT is delighted to have provided valuable products and support to ASUS to enable them to quickly introduce products to the market in an effort to succeed in the highly competitive PC industry.”
 
About IDT PCI Express Offerings
IDT provides the broadest range of low power switching solutions targeting system interconnect and system I/O connectivity requirements. In addition, IDT is the leading PCI Express timing solutions provider. IDT is an active member of the PCI Express special interest group, and has strategic product plans based upon the standard. For further information about IDT PCIe switching solutions, go to www.IDT.com/go/PCIe.
 
About ASUS
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service in Taiwan. For more information regarding our products, please visit the official site at www.asus.com.
 
About IDT
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems.  Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI”. Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
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