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PMC-Sierra Releases Symmetric 10-Gig EPON

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solutions provider, today announced the availability of complete systems for symmetric 10Gbit/s IEEE 802.3av EPON, including Optical Line Terminals (OLT) and Optical Network Units (ONU). The Company will demonstrate these second-generation 10G EPON platforms in conjunction with the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), March 23-26, 2009, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. After showcasing its asymmetric 10G EPON systems in 2008, the upcoming demonstration will feature PMC-Sierras symmetric 10G EPON systems, delivering 10Gbit/s downstream and 10Gbit/s upstream performance.

“PMC-Sierra’s 10G EPON solutions and the increased availability of optics supporting 10G rates have enabled carriers to begin trials,” said Raphael Sankar, vice president of marketing for PMC-Sierra’s Fiber to the Home Business Unit. “This performance will allow carriers to provide new services, such as the next level of HDTV broadcasting and advanced business offerings, while further reducing capital expenditures. With this demonstration of symmetric 10G EPON, PMC-Sierra continues to solidify its leadership position in FTTH silicon solutions for EPON and GPON, and now 10G EPON.”

PMC-Sierra Inc.