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IDT Pre-processing Switch Takes First Place in the EE Times and eeProductCenter Ultimate Products Survey

Optimized Interconnect Solution Selected By Readers as Top Product

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 4, 2006IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQIDTI), a vital semiconductor solutions provider, today announced that its industry-leading pre-processing switch (PPS) secured first place in the EE Times and eeProductCenter 3.2 Ultimate Products surveyNominated in the logic/programmable logic and interface products category, the IDT 70K2000 PPS is the industry’s only off-the-shelf pre-processing switch (PPS) supporting digital signal processor (DSP) clusters in wireless base station applications.  More specifically, the product is designed to enable wireless cell phone users to receive high value-added services, such as mobile video, by way of modular wireless infrastructures designed to achieve higher throughput at a lower price point.

 

The editors of EE Times and eeProductCenter select up to 10 of the most significant products posted at www.eeProductCenter.com during the calendar quarter.  Then, using an electronic balloting process, eeProductCenter submits the products with the accompanying editorial reviews to selected, qualified readers.  Those readers score the products by technical significance and usability on a scale of 1 through 5, with 5 being the highest score.  The product ranked No. 1 in each category is judged as most technically significant for that category.  Relative usability rankings and selected reader comments also are reported.

     

According to Martin Gold, eeProductCenter executive editor, “Once again, qualified readers of EE Times and eeProductCenter have selected the best of the best.  The Ultimate Products survey honors true innovators ? those companies making a difference in their respective markets.  Congratulations to all on a job well done.”

 

“We are honored to have secured a first place position in this influential reader survey,” said Thomas Brenner, vice president and general manager of the IDT Flow-control Management Division.  “Unlike generic switching options, the pre-processing switch is optimized for wireless baseband processing applications by providing both interconnect and acceleration benefits.  This will enable end consumers to enjoy the benefits of high-performance, value-added services at a reasonable price point.  Having been selected as a first place winner in this respected survey is a proof point of the value of our pre-processing switch and our ability to provide compelling solutions to this very exciting market.”

 

About the IDT Pre-processing Switch

Optimized for wireless baseband processing applications and utilizing the Serial RapidIO® interconnect, the IDT PPS 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.  The PPS is the first in a series of forthcoming IDT products designed to offer a complete data-acceleration solution for DSPs and other key components in wireless baseband processing applications, allowing customers to create scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions.

 

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The CMP Technology Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. Offering a full suite of products and services to reach electronics technology professionals throughout the world, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers the most targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community. Each month, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its print publications, including EE Times, to subscribers in more than 23 countries and online visitors from 100 countries view more than 8 million pages on its Web sites in seven languages including EE Times Online and TechOnLine. More than 40,000 decision makers attend its Embedded Systems Conferences each year in Boston, Silicon Valley, China and Taiwan.

 

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, digital media devices, 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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