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PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC's highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, visit www.pmcs.com.

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Who's who in SSD? - PMC-Sierra

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - May 2014

PMC has now become a significant influence in the enterprise SSD controller and interface IP market.

PMC is active in these SSD market segments:-
  • SAS SSDs (as a SAS controller supplier)
PMC - which a decade ago in these pages was well known as a RAID controller and storage adapter IP company - has now become a significant influence in the enterprise SSD market by a series of acquisitions.

In May 2010 - PMC-Sierra entered the SSD market by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Adaptec's channel storage business for approximately $34 million in cash. This deal included Adaptec's RAID storage product line, its global VAR customer base, board logistics capabilities, and (most significantly) SSD cache performance solutions.

In May 2013 - PMC-Sierra announced a definitive agreement to acquire IDT's enterprise flash controller business and certain PCIe switch assets for $100 million.
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PMC enters NVMe controller market
Editor:- May 29, 2013 - PMC today announced a definitive agreement to acquire IDT's enterprise flash controller business and certain PCIe switch assets for $100 million.

IDT shipped the worlds first NVM Express (NVMe) flash controller. PMC believes that it will be able to improve its time-to-market in the PCIe SSD market by approximately 2 years due to the early product leadership and a robust design win pipeline.

Greg Lang, President and CEO of PMC said - IDTs PCIe controllers are particularly well suited for server-based SSDs targeted at cloud data center customers. The acquisition of IDTs Enterprise Flash Controller Business is a strong complement to our current enterprise 12Gb/s SAS SSD controller product offering.