Pericom Unveils Innovative DisplayPort Video Switch Solutions

January 8, 2009

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CES — Pericom Semiconductor
Corporation (Nasdaq: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of high-speed
integrated circuits and frequency control products, unveils its new video
switching solutions for PC computing and consumer electronic products based on
DisplayPort(TM) (DP), HDMI(TM), DVI and VGA protocols.

The new products include a DP-to-DP DeMultiplexer, two electrical bridges
for DP-to-VGA/HDMI and a DP ReDriver(TM). The new DisplayPort ReDriver signal
conditioner offers system stability in PC design, and expands Pericom’s
leading-edge ReDriver family for PCI Express(R), SATA/SAS and HDMI. The
DisplayPort Multiplexer/De-multiplexer family, allows users to expand the
digital video ports of the graphics processor, or can efficiently drive a
single panel with multiple graphics sources. The DP electrical bridges allow
interoperability with older video standards such as DVI, HDMI, and VGA and
expand the existing line-up of Pericom level shifters for digital display that
include DP-to-HDMI/DVI.

“The PC computing market will see DisplayPort enabled device shipments
growing from 18% in 2009 to 77% in 2011,” said Brian O’Rourke, principal
analyst for the Enabling Technologies Group at In-Stat. “Pericom’s latest
video switching solutions in DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA are well positioned to
connect the PCs to the monitors that are based on old and new protocol

“Rapid adoption of the new DP standard is made possible by the
availability of DP connectors on new computers — supported by the latest
chipsets from Nvidia, Intel, and AMD,” said Abdullah Raouf, product manager of
DisplayPort Solutions at Pericom. “We provide the bridging scheme required for
a short interim until the displays also migrate towards DP; DisplayPort
implementation is more accessible with our new ReDriver and DP switches.”

Pericom will showcase these innovative DisplayPort solutions at CES
International, Las Vegas, January 8 through 11, 2009. The company’s demo will
be in the Sands Convention Center, booth #73611 as part of the DisplayPort
Tech Zone, hosted by VESA (http://www.vesa.org).

DisplayPort (DP) is a license-free next-generation digital audio/video
interconnect standard (VESA 2007) used between computer and display monitor
and widely supported by companies such as Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Dell, HP, Lenovo,
Toshiba, Fujitsu and Sony.

    Key Features & Benefits
    -- DP solutions provide 8KV of ESD protection, eliminating external ESD
       components for cost reduction
    -- All Pericom DP related products maintain signal integrity over long FR4
       trace or cable for better picture quality
    -- Small TQFN packages are ideal for notebook applications
    -- DP to VGA electrical bridge supports up to 1920 x 1200 WUXGA resolution,
       providing highest pixel counts on screen for sharper image quality

Pricing & Availability

The PI3VDP612, 3.3V DP-to-DP, 4-channel differential 2:1 DeMux/Mux,
supporting low insertion loss @ 2.7Gbps is sampling now, at 250K/Yr: $1.25

The PI2EQXDP101, a 1.5V/3.3V, 4-channel, 1:1 DP-to-DP ReDriver supporting
automatic pre-emphasis and output swing regeneration (using Link Training
signaling) will sample February 2009, at 250K/yr: $1.25.

The PI3VDP505, a 3.3V DP-to-VGA, 1:1 electrical bridge supporting up to
1920×1200 @ 60 Hz, WUXGA resolution, will sample February 2009, at 250K/Yr:

The PI3VDP101LS, a 3.3V DP-to-HDMI, 4-Channel Differential, 1:1 electrical
bridge (Deep Color(TM)) @ 2.25 Gbps, is sampling now, at 250K/Yr: $1.25.

About Pericom:

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial
connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and
consumer market segments. Pericom’s integrated circuits and SaRonix-eCera
frequency control products provide the connectivity, timing and conditioning
of high-speed signals required by today’s electronic applications. Company
headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers, sales and support
offices globally. http://www.pericom.com/

ReDriver(TM) is a trademark of Pericom Semiconductor.

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SOURCE Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

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