San Jose, CA, September 13, 2004
— Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., (SSI), a leader in system-on-a-chip technology, today added industry-leading SerDes (Serializer/DeSerializer) technology to its portfolio of Intellectual Property (IP) giving ASIC customers direct access to this high-speed, data-transfer technology. SerDes technology breaks through the bottleneck faced by current parallel interface solutions (e.g. SCSI) to significantly increase the bandwidth capability of enterprise storage applications and storage area network (SAN) products such as host bus adapter cards, disk drives, RAID Arrays, and fabric switches.
“Using our advanced SerDes technology, customers can supply small form-factor devices, gaining a predominant technological edge with a competitive chip-size as they develop their next generation devices,” said S.H. Hong, director of Samsung Semiconductor’s System LSI division. “Customers can select from several types of our SerDes IP blocks that support the state-of-the art enterprise storage solutions including 4G Fiber Channel, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and PCI Express.”
Samsung developed its advanced SerDes IP blocks in 0.13um CMOS logic process. These IPs operate with lower jitter and power usage—an essential requirement for embedded ASIC designs. In addition, SerDes IP enables very small die area resulting in substantially reduced device costs.Availability/Support
Samsung is now offering SerDes IP at 2- and 4Gbits/s speeds for Fiber Channel, 3Gbits/s speed for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), , and 2.5Gbits/s for PCI Express PHY. Evaluation kits are currently available. Samsung’s technical service teams are located worldwide to provide hands-on assistance, so customers can fully leverage the benefits of the SerDes technology into their enterprise storage and SAN designs.About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2003 parent company sales of US$36.4 billion and net income of US$5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and VCRs. For more information, visit www.samsung.com
Samsung Semiconductor Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is located in San Jose, Calif. More information can be found at http://www.usa.samsungsemi.com
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