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MindShare, PLX, and Catalyst team up to deliver a free technical seminar covering PCI Express and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). (10/25/2005)


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – (Oct. 25, 2005) -- PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leading supplier of PCI Express™ (PCIe) and other standard input/output (I/O) interconnect silicon to the communications, server, storage, embedded control, and consumer industries, today announced a collaboration with Catalyst Enterprises and MindShare, Inc. on a seminar covering PCIe and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technologies. The free seminar, to be held Nov. 2 in Milpitas, Calif., is structured in two distinct sessions: the first on PCIe, the second on SAS. Representatives from all three companies will present their expertise on the workings of PCIe and SAS, as well as convey how the two technologies are combining to provide powerful next-generation storage systems.

The seminar will focus on educating engineers, engineering managers and marketing professionals with an understanding of how to develop new systems or migrate existing designs with PCIe and SAS technologies. The morning session will provide attendees with an overview of PCIe, ranging from its physical architecture to protocol requirements and system operation. This session also will address how PCIe links, systems and devices interoperate. The afternoon session will present an overview of how SAS works, including its physical architecture, general protocol requirements, addressing, and system components.

Expertise of Three Leaders
The seminar draws on the expertise of three companies with extensive experience in interconnect technology, test and measurement, and technical training. PLX is the leader in PCIe interconnect technology, supplying designers and manufacturers with the broadest array of PLX® PCIe switches and bridges, while addressing the PCIe needs of the widest range of applications, including advanced storage systems. Catalyst is a leading manufacturer of development tools for SAS, SATA, PCIe, PCI-X, USB 2.0, and other serial and parallel bus technologies. MindShare, Inc. is a leading technical training company, enabling high-tech companies to adopt, implement, and support technologies with greater speed and confidence.

To register for this free seminar, please go to Lunch will be provided to attendees of both sessions.

About PLX Technology
PLX Technology, Inc. (, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is the leading supplier of PCI Express and standard I/O interconnect silicon to the communications, server, storage, embedded-control, and consumer industries. All PLX I/O interconnect products are available in standard and lead-free packaging. The PLX solution provides a competitive edge to our customers through an integrated combination of high-performance silicon, hardware and software design tools, and complementary development tools through partnerships with other vendors. These innovative solutions enable our customers to develop equipment with industry-leading performance, scalability and reliability. Furthermore, the combination of PLX product features and supporting infrastructure allows customers to bring their designs to market faster. PLX PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express, and USB devices are designed for a wide variety of applications across multiple industries.

PLX, the PLX Technology logo and ExpressLane are registered 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. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Editorial contact:
Jerry Steach
CommonGround Communications (for PLX)