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IDT Pre-processing Switch Selected as EDN Magazine's Hot 100 Products of 2006

 

San JOSE, Calif., January 8, 2007 IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of vital semiconductor solutions, today announced that it was included among the prestigious list of EDN magazine’s Hot 100 Products ? a list built by and for electronics engineers.  The IDT pre-processing switch (PPS) was one of nine communications ICs recognized by the publication’s readership and editorial staff as hot products for 2006.  EDN praised the honorees in a special report published in the publication’s December 15, 2006 issue for being the most significant products of the year and advancing “the state of the art in electronics.”

EDN editors cover an amazingly broad technology base and see compelling products across the spectrum throughout the year,” states Editor in Chief Maury Wright. “The Hot 100 highlights the best of the products from our feature and new-product articles and web coverage over the course of the year.  From components to processors to test instruments, each of these 100 stands out in the crowd.”

Optimized for wireless baseband processing applications and utilizing the Serial RapidIO® interconnect, the IDT PPS 70K2000 is an advanced semiconductor solution integrating an innovative suite of byte- and packet-level manipulation capabilities designed to offload DSPs of specific bandwidth-intensive tasks.  This offload can accelerate each DSP within a cluster by up to 20 percent, thereby enabling the processors to focus on other compute-intensive functions related to meeting the requirements of next-generation wireless infrastructure design. 

“We are honored to be included among EDN Magazine’s influential listing of Hot 100 products as it validates our commitment to the wireless infrastructure market,” said Thomas Brenner, vice president and general manager of the IDT Flow-control Management Division.  “The pre-processing switch is a truly optimal solution for wireless baseband processing, offering both interconnect and acceleration benefits, and enabling consumers to realize the benefits of high-performance, value-added, mobile services at a reasonable price point.  We look forward to serving the ongoing needs of this very exciting market.” 

About EDN
Known as the “Voice of the engineer,” Waltham, MA-based EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The EDN franchise includes EDN, EDN Europe, EDN Asia, EDN Australia, EDN China, EDN Japan, and EDN.com.

EDN is published by Reed Business Information (http://www.reedbusiness/US.com), the largest business-to-business publisher in the U.S. and a member of the Reed Elsevier Group PLC (NYSERUK and ENL) – a world-leading publisher and information provider operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business industry sectors.

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 Global Select Market® under the symbol “IDTI.”  Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.

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