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MCCI Announces Support for PLX USB 3.0 Device Controllers

MCCI® Corporation, a leading developer of USB drivers and firmware for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets, today announced that its TrueTask® USB device software platform is now available for PLX Technology’s (PLX) USB 3.0 controllers.

TrueTask USB is a highly portable, fast, efficient platform designed to support a variety of hardware. With today’s announcement, designers using PLX® USB SuperSpeed controllers have a solid USB platform for creation of a wide variety of peripherals, including tablets, portable media players, video conferencing systems, PCs, notebooks, mobile phones, and more.

“Platforms, unlike stacks, have APIs that are stable across releases and can be reused across changes in device controller silicon,” said Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI. “MCCI’s USB device stack is portable to any embedded system without source code changes, so it saves considerable time and costs for system integrators, unlike stacks where you have to re-code for each product and each update. System integrators can leverage their investments for quicker time-to-market and profit.”

“TrueTask USB is a complete end-to-end solution that includes the services and expertise essential to effective design with PLX’s USB 3.0 controllers,” said Jimmy Chou, marketing director for USB products at PLX. “Designers could spend time porting another vendor’s USB stack, or develop one in-house, but MCCI’s solution is pre-tested and pre-verified, enabling a focus not just on USB connectivity but also on product differentiation.”

PLX USB controllers offer superior performance, strict compliance to industry standards and dramatic power savings. They’re widely used in: printers, portable media players, GPS systems, TV tuners, PCs, laptops, notebooks, WLAN devices, mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders.

MCCI offers design consultation, integration and customization services and is one of only nine certified USB-IF test houses worldwide, offering extensive testing and verification services for USB developers. MCCI’s USB software has been tested with tens of thousands of devices, and is installed in over one billion USB devices. The global USB installed base is vast, with over ten billion devices shipped to date and hundreds of thousands of different kinds of devices, which have been deployed in nearly one-billion products.

The solution is available for Windows, Windows Embedded, Windows CE, Linux, and real-time operating systems, and embedded systems without operating systems.

About PLX

PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is the industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based PCI Express connectivity solutions primarily targeting enterprise data center markets. The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance. Visit PLX on plxtech.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About MCCI

MCCI is a leading developer of embedded USB software for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets. Customers include some of the world’s biggest brands in telecom, wireless, embedded and consumer devices including Qualcomm, Intel, Apple and Sony. Nearly one billion products have been delivered with MCCI technology. MCCI experts are actively involved in worldwide Technical Standards activities. A privately held corporation, MCCI has its headquarters in Ithaca, NY, with additional offices in New York City, India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. For more information, please visit http://www.mcci.com/.

Note to Editors: MCCI and TrueTask are registered trademarks of MCCI Corporation. Other names mentioned are owned by their respective holders.

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