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PMC-Sierra, Seagate Interoperate

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ: PMCS) and Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today announced the companies achieved interoperability between PMC-Sierras end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS chipset and Seagate’s early development 6Gb/s SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). This successful demonstration of 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interoperability provides server and storage system equipment manufacturers with an end-to-end system architecture that delivers new levels of scalability, availability and reliability.

Interoperability testing demonstrated 6Gb/s line rate traffic exchanges between Seagate’s early development 6Gb/s SAS HDDs and PMC-Sierra’s 6Gb/s SAS chipsets, which includes the Tachyon SPC 8x6G SAS protocol controller, the SRC 8x6G RAID-on-Chip controller and maxSAS SXP 36/24x6GSec expander switches.

“As a leading provider of enterprise storage system solutions for networked and server storage applications, PMC-Sierra is focused on ensuring that fully interoperable components are available to reduce time-to-market for 6Gb/s SAS/SATA systems,” said Travis Karr, vice president of marketing for PMC-Sierra’s Enterprise Storage Division. “This achievement provides server and storage system OEMs with the confidence that PMC-Sierra and Seagate products will work together seamlessly in a SAS-2

PMC-Sierra Inc.