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IDT Announces Support for Dual-Core Intel® Xeon®-Based Platforms

Leading Semiconductor Solutions Provider Leverages Expertise in Timing Technology to Deliver Advanced Memory Buffer and High-Precision Clocking Devices Optimized for New Server Platforms

San JOSe, Calif., May 23, 2006IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced its support for the new Intel® Dual-Core Xeon® Processor Series 5000 and 5100 (formerly codenamed “Dempsey” and “Woodcrest”). IDT is providing a suite of platform-optimized devices consisting of an industry-leading advanced memory buffer (AMB) device and a newly available portfolio of high-precision clocking components. With these products, IDT can support the critical timing and interface requirements of the new Intel server platforms.

About IDT AMB Technology

AMB devices are an essential building block for next-generation, high-bandwidth applications, such as servers, which require increased performance and large memory capacities. A key attribute of the fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) channel architecture is the high-speed, serial, point-to-point connection between the memory controller and modules on the channel. The AMB chip, located on each FB-DIMM, collects and distributes the data from or to a DIMM, buffers the data internally on the chip and receives or forwards it to the next DIMM or memory controller. This unique channel structure alleviates buffer latency issues common in registered DIMM technology, enabling designers to use a large number of DIMMs within a single system.

IDT has established market leadership in AMB technology. In addition to becoming the first AMB vendor to achieve production status, the company was first to sample AMB products and was also first to exhibit system operation.

 

About IDT High-Precision Timing Devices

The new Intel server platforms leverage PCI Express® and FB-DIMM technologies to achieve new levels of performance and scalability. To support the platforms’ high-performance capabilities, the new IDT timing devices provide high-precision clocks with a unique combination of low cycle-to-cycle jitter, output-to-output skew and phase jitter characteristics. To address scalability, each device within the portfolio is carefully tuned to maintain the performance attributes as the products are cascaded together. In addition, the products are tailored to meet the needs of each of the multiple timing domains, including low-jitter and spread spectrum.

IDT has strong expertise in server applications and has established leadership in the silicon-based timing solutions market,” said Jimmy Lee, senior vice president and general manager for the IDT Timing Solutions Group. “It is this combination of attributes that makes IDT well suited to meet the overall timing and interface requirements for the new Dual-Core Intel® Xeon®-based platforms. We are pleased to have aligned with Intel to deliver a superior family of devices that enable leading server manufacturers to realize greater performance and scalability.”

“The introduction of the Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor-based platforms is in line with our goal of offering an integrated, high performance solution, enabling both CIOs and IT managers the ability to improve manageability, IT productivity and performance of servers in the data center, said Jim Pappas, director of initiative marketing for Intel Corporation. “Our proven processor technology and system know-how, coupled with our roster of industry-leading ecosystem vendors, including IDT, will enable us to achieve this goal.”

In addition to its AMB and new high-precision timing devices, IDT also offers the PRECISE™ family of PCI Express serial-switching solutions that can be used in conjunction with these platforms to provide high-performance I/O connectivity expansion.

All products are available in RoHS-compliant packages.

 

Product Name

Part Number

Package Type

Availability

Advanced Memory Device (AMB)

AMB0480A5

655-ball flip-chip BGA

Device in production

High-Precision Timing Device,

CK410B Main Clock

932S401, CV126

56-TSSOP/SSOP

Device in production

High-Precision Timing Device,

DB1200G Buffer

9FG1201, CV128

56-TSSOP/SSOP

Device in production

High-Precision Timing Device,

DB1900G 2:17 Buffer

9FG1901, CV145

72-MLF

Device in production

High-Precision Timing Device,

DB1900G 1:18 Buffer

9FG1903

72-MLF

Device in production

High-Precision Timing Device,

DB800v2 Buffer

9DB801C, CV141

48-TSSOP/SSOP

Device in production

12-lane, 3-port
PCI Express Switch

89PES12N3

324-BGA

Device in production

24-lane, 3-port

PCI Express Switch

89PES24N3

420-BGA

Device in production

 

About IDT

IDT is a world leader in developing and delivering vital semiconductor solutions that enable customers to accelerate innovation. IDT solutions help customers solve complex system design challenges associated with the evolving requirements of communications, computing and consumer applications. By leveraging its system knowledge and extensive blend of technologies, IDT is able to deliver essential solutions, including timing products, network search engines, flow-control management ICs and products for standards-based serial switching. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.

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