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PLX Technology Ethernet Expert to Present at ICC 2012

Attendees to Learn How 10GBase-T Enables Efficient Data Center Designs (May 30, 2012)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 -- PLX Technology, Inc. (PLX®) (NASDAQ: PLXT), a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced its principal engineer for 10GBase-T Ethernet, Frank McCarthy, will present at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in Ottawa, Canada. His presentation, titled The Interconnect Standard for the Data Center: 10GBase-T, will be given during the event's "Cloud Infrastructure and Networking" forum, June 12, 10:45-12:30.

McCarthy will cover the basics and general features of 10GBase-T, connectivity options, market segments driving the technology's fast growth, LAN on the motherboard trends, overcoming electromagnetic interference, and how market analysts view the 10GBase-T segment expanding.

"ICC draws the world's top networking and communications experts, who, by attending this outstanding forum, will have the opportunity to expand their understanding of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and its growing role in developing data centers," said McCarthy, whose extensive background in high-speed networking provides him with wide-reaching expertise across several networking platforms. "Attendees will come away from this session with a much broader grasp of how 10GBase-T's power-efficiency, ease of deployment and cost-effectiveness deliver a superior networking option."

McCarthy is a principal engineer in the networking products group at PLX Technology, a leader in 10GBase-T transceivers. He has over 30 years' experience in the design and development of products for digital-signal processing and communications systems. Prior to PLX, McCarthy was an engineer at IOSpan Wireless and The Boeing Company. He earned a BSEE and an MSEE from Stanford University.

10 Gigabit Ethernet is rapidly replacing Gigabit Ethernet in data centers, enabled by 10GBase-T physical layer devices (PHYs) such as the PLX TeraPHY® family. 10GBase-T delivers a 10-fold performance increase over existing Gigabit Ethernet networks, along with a seamless use of low-cost, widely deployed standard copper Ethernet cabling, a range of security features and high degrees of energy efficiency. 10GBase-T PHYs are a fundamental building block in data center hardware, including Ethernet switches, network-interface cards, and network adapters. PLX's TeraPHY devices enabled the industry's first 10GBase-T equipment, and its industry-leading 10GBase-T PHY portfolio is designed into platforms spanning the enterprise.

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ICC has been the flagship event of the IEEE Communications Society since 1965. It takes place June 10-15 at the Ottawa Convention Center. For more information on the conference and to register, go to

About PLX
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is an industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions primarily targeting the enterprise and consumer markets. The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance. Visit PLX on, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

TeraPHY, PLX and the PLX logo are trademarks of PLX Technology, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other product names that appear in this material are for identification purposes only and are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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