IDT NVM Express Enterprise Flash Controller Recognized as Product of the Year by Electronic Products

IDT NVM Express Enterprise Flash Controller Recognized as Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine and Best Electronic Design by Electronic Design Magazine

IDT's PCIe Gen3 Flash Controller Family Provides a Standard NVMe SSD Solution, Enabling Enterprise Storage and Server OEMs to Dramatically Improve Latency and Throughput Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NAS: IDTI) , the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has earned a Product of the Year award from Electronic Products Magazine and a 2012 Best Electronic Design award from Electronic Design Magazine for its NVM Express (NVMe) enterprise flash memory controller with native support for PCIe® Gen 3.


Each year the editors of Electronic Products - a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers - select what they believe are the most significant of the thousands of new products introduced during the year as a way of recognizing excellence in product development. IDT's NVMe flash controller family is an industry-first and provides a standard NVMe PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) solution, enabling storage and server original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to overcome latency and throughput bottlenecks inherent to legacy SAS/SATA-based SSD designs.

"We are honored that our family of NVMe-compliant PCIe flash controllers has been recognized by Electronic Products Magazine, a prestigious electronic design magazine, for the technical superiority demonstrated by our devices," said Kam Eshghi, senior director of marketing of the Enterprise Computing Division of IDT. "In addition, our NVMe flash controllers were also recognized as a 2012 Best Electronic Design Award Winner in the digital category by Electronic Design Magazine, another leading publication in the electronics industry."

IDT's enterprise flash controller family consists of two versions: 16-channel with PCIe x4 Gen 3 (89HF16P04AG3) and 32-channel with PCIe x8 Gen 3 (89HF32P08AG3). The flash controllers are designed to fully comply with the NVMe 1.1 standard - a standard that defines an optimized register interface, command set, and feature set for PCIe SSDs. The goal of the standard is to help enable the broad adoption of PCIe-based SSDs, and to provide a scalable interface that realizes the performance potential of SSD technology now and into the future. This eliminates the need for OEMs to qualify multiple SSD drivers, facilitating the widespread use of PCIe SSDs and helping bring to market dramatic improvements in storage latency, throughput, power consumption and cost.

The 2012 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2012 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. Details of the Electronic Design Magazine award can be found at http://www2.electronicproducts.com/Integrated_Device_Technology_Enterprise_flash_memory_controller_uses_NVMe-article-POYJH02_IDT_jan2013-html.aspx. For more information about the NVM Express standard, visit www.nvmexpress.org.

About IDT

Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers' applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

IDT and the IDT logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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