BEDFORD, Mass. – May 30, 2006
– Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a worldwide leader and innovator of broadband intellectual property, today announced a new licensee: PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS), a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors for metro, access, fiber to the home, and customer premises equipment (CPE). PMC-Sierra is licensing Aware’s StratiPHY2+™ technology for its newly announced ADSL2+ residential gateway solutions.
“Combining Aware’s field-proven StratiPHY2+ technology with PMC’s leading-edge products for communications applications offers the market a superior ADSL2+ semiconductor solution,” commented Luke Smithwick, Aware’s vice president of DSL licensing. “PMC’s family of production-ready reference designs for residential gateways exceeds the current market technology requirements for the delivery of advanced services such as quad-play, triple-play, video-over-DSL, and IPTV.”
“Aware is regarded as a key source for DSL intellectual property and has achieved broad acceptance through interoperability in the marketplace,” commented Dino Bekis, vice president of marketing and applications for PMC-Sierra’s Communications Products Division. “We chose to work with Aware’s StratiPHY2+ because it contained all the requisite field-proven technology that enabled us to rapidly incorporate ADSL2+ into our new CPE product offerings.” About StratiPHY2+
StratiPHY2+ is a complete ADSL silicon intellectual property platform, which contains all the requisite technology for semiconductor providers to rapidly integrate the ITU standards ADSL2 (G.992.3) and ADSL2+ (G.992.5) into their product offerings. StratiPHY2+ includes source code for Verilog or VHDL RTL, firmware source code, and reference design information to allow for faster time-to-market for next-generation customer premises solutions. StratiPHY2+ empowers suppliers of network processors, wireless LAN chipset and MPEG decoders to rapidly integrate ADSL, resulting in differentiated value-added products. More than 2 million ADSL2+ CPE units based upon StratiPHY2+ have shipped worldwide.
Aware’s entire line of StratiPHY platforms will be featured in Aware’s booth at GLOBALCOMM 2006 (#16035) from June 5 – 7, 2006 in Chicago. For more information on Aware or StratiPHY2+ please visit Aware’s website at www.aware.com
PMC-Sierra will be demonstrating its new residential gateway platform in the Company’s “Digital Home Experience” at GLOBALCOMM 2006 (#52043) from June 5 – 7, 2006 in Chicago. About PMC-Sierra
PMC-Sierra™ is a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors for metro, access, fiber to the home, wireless infrastructure, storage, laser printers and customer premises equipment. PMC-Sierra offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe, Israel and Asia. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit http://www.pmc-sierra.com/digital-home
. About Aware
Aware, Inc. designs, develops, licenses and markets DSL technologies that enable broadband communications over existing telephone networks. Its solutions, including splitterless G.lite, full-rate ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL2, Bonded ADSL2+, Dr. DSL®, StratiPHY™, StratiPHY-Bonded™, StratiPHY2+™, StratiPHY3™ and G.SHDSL, address central office as well as customer premise requirements. Aware is also a leading provider of standards-based biometric transaction and image compression software toolkits. More information can be found at www.aware.com