SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 20, 2005 — IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, today announced that its 88P8344 SPI-3 to SPI-4 packet-exchange device, part of the company’s successful flow-control management (FCM) product portfolio, has been selected as a finalist in EDN’s 2004 Innovation of the Year Awards competition. Instituted in 1990, the Innovation Awards honor the people, products and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year. Nominated in the communications/networking ICs category, the IDT 88P8344 SPI-3 to SPI-4 packet-exchange device addresses the backpressure problems facing designers managing data flow in aggregated 10 Gbps traffic, via SPI-3 and SPI-4 interfacing, between multiple hardware elements.
The editors of EDN select finalists, and winners are determined by reader votes cast online. Nominees for the product/technology of the year categories must demonstrate innovation resulting in a significant advance in technology/product development and must have been shipped in volume during the 2004 calendar year. To vote for the IDT 88P8344 SPI-3 to SPI-4 packet-exchange device as an EDN Innovation of the Year, visit www.EDN.com/innovation, and cast your vote in the Communications/Networking ICs category.
According to John Dodge, EDN's editor in chief, “As the saying goes, many are called, but few are chosen. Our technical editors have done outstanding work on the difficult task of identifying the finalists. The differences in products EDN covers are often subtle and tricky to flesh out. Therefore, congratulations to all the finalists on a job well done.”
“IDT is honored to be considered for this prestigious award,” said Thomas Brenner, vice president and general manager of the IDT flow-control management division. “We remain committed to providing innovative packet-processing solutions and continue to lead the way in developing next-generation technologies, such as flow-control management devices. Having the IDT packet-exchange device chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award is a proof point of its benefit in communications networks.”
Winners of the 2004 Innovation of the Year Awards will be announced during a ceremony at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco on March 7, 2005 and published in the March 17, 2005 issue of EDN.
This year’s program features 16 categories: Innovator of the Year, Analog ICs, ASSPs/SOCs, Communications/Networking ICs, Digital ICs, EDA, Embedded Systems, Intellectual Property, Passive Components/Sensors, Power ICs, Power Supplies, Processors, Software, Test and Measurement, Best Contributed Article and the Greatest Innovation of the Past 15 Years.
Company’s SPI-3 to SPI-4 Packet-Exchange Device Chosen from a Field of Hundreds