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IDT Introduces Industry's First High-Performance Repeaters Optimized for 6G SAS/SATA

New Family of Repeaters Also Supports PCIe® Gen2, Serial RapidIO® 2.1 and USB 3.0 Standards for Computing, Storage and Communication Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 14, 2009 — IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today introduced new members to its family of signal integrity products.  The new family of repeater devices include support for the SAS/SATA 6G, PCI Express® Gen2 (PCIe®), Serial RapidIO® 2.1 and USB3.0 standards for computing, storage and communications applications. 
 
With the increase of signal speeds in the computing, storage and communications applications, system designers increasingly face signal integrity challenges. The IDT 89HP0X0X family of repeaters conditions high speed IO providing signal integrity over extended distances while offering simplified design by alleviating board layout constraints. 
 
“These new solutions offer the industry a blend of top analog performance, low power, and the many system level features tailored to application specific protocol requirements ideally addressing today’s challenging signal integrity issues,” said Mario Montana, vice president and general manager of the IDT Enterprise Computing Division. “As seen with the first IDT LinkXtend™ repeaters targeting the DisplayPort™ protocol, IDT is using its expertise in mixed signal design to raise the bar for signal integrity solutions.”
 
The new family of devices incorporates advanced receive equalization and transmit de-emphasis capabilities, as well as diagnostic features that help IDT customers achieve a simplified design with faster time to market. Specifically, the devices drive on-board long traces, backplane traces and cables to external devices to ensure best possible signal integrity. In addition, they include loss of signal (LOS) detection and individual channel loopback diagnostic capabilities as well as 2:1 mux/demux functions. Following the IDT Power Smart initiative, the new devices are also optimized to provide the lowest possible power consumption.
 
The IDT 89HP0X0X family of solutions is well suited for applications such as computing, storage, telecommunications, industrial and active cables or in any environment where the transmission of high speed signals over long distances without sacrificing signal integrity is required. The solution provides flexibility and safeguards helping to simplify board design. By focusing on repeater functionality, the devices are able to offer a footprint optimized for applications where size and board layout are critical. 
 
Pricing and Availability
The new signal integrity solutions are currently sampling in the 4-channel option, with 2- and 8- channel options sampling in calendar Q1 of 2010, and are available in various package sizes. For additional information on the solution, visit www.idt.com/go/SIP.
 
About IDT Signal Integrity Solutions
Offering signal integrity solutions for the DisplayPort, SAS/SATA 6G, PCI Express® Gen2 (PCIe®), Serial RapidIO® 2.1 and USB3.0 standards, the IDT family of repeaters provides true signal quality enhancements across connectors, backplanes and video display streams.
 
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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