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PLX TeraPHY 10GBase-T Transceiver Named "Best of Interop" Finalist

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SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- PLX Technology, Inc. (PLX®) (NASDAQ: PLXT), a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced its TeraPHY® TN8045 10GBase-T transceiver has been selected as a Best of Interop Awards finalist in the Networking category at the upcoming Interop Conference. PLX will demonstrate its unique networking products, May 8-10, in booth #2160 at the conference, held in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Best of Interop Awards judging committee, comprised of 16 award-winning industry editors, analysts and InformationWeek Reports experts, reviewed over 130 entries. The committee selected the TN8045 and other finalists based on their significant technical impact and potential of advancing the business technology market.

The PLX TN8045 10GBase-T transceiver is a quad-port physical layer (PHY) device housed in an industry-leading small 25mm-square package that is space-optimized to allow for 12 devices to fit side-by-side in a standard 48-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch. The TN8045 is also ideal for a wide range of applications beyond these high-density ToR switches, including multi-port network adaptors that cater to servers, multi-port switch uplinks, and media converters. TN8045 features a 10GBase-KR backplane interface, enhanced Energy Efficient Ethernet (eEEE) support, on-chip MACSec security and encryption hardware, and offers the most comprehensive and proven suite of electromagnetic interference (EMI) mitigation hardware.

"The Best of Interop Awards are an indicator of the most innovative and exciting offerings available in the business technology marketplace and this year's finalists have truly demonstrated their commitment to the industry," said Art Wittmann, vice president and director, InformationWeek Reports. "We want to applaud each of the participating companies for their advancements in technology and capturing the spirit of innovation."

"It's an honor to have our TN8045 TeraPHY transceiver selected as a Best of Interop Awards finalist," said Ron Cates, vice president of marketing, Networking Products, at PLX Technology. "We are gratified that 10GBase-T technology is becoming an indispensable part of modern data center connectivity and that our transceiver is regarded as embodying the state of the art."

The Best of Interop Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m. on the expo floor during Interop Las Vegas, May 6-10, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit: Register for free access to the Interop Expo at

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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