PMC-Sierra acquires Maxim’s server storage 12Gb/s expander product Line

Telecom Lead Team:
PMC-Sierra, a provider of semiconductor,
announced that it has acquired Maxim Integrated Products, 12Gb/s SAS expander


PMC believes the acquisition will strengthen its SAS design
footprint with leading server OEMs.


The company said that Maxim’s expander technology enables
PMC to offer end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS solutions tailored for server platforms.
Continued support for Maxim’s industry-leading server expander firmware will preserve
OEM investment as they transition from 6Gb/s SAS to 12Gb/s SAS.


The acquisition of Maxim’s 12Gb/s SAS technology
allows PMC to strengthen our relationships with tier-one server OEMs and
provides future growth opportunities in this market segment,” said Greg Lang,
president and CEO if PMC.


The company added that its server and storage OEM
customers will benefit from a broader 12Gb/s SAS portfolio that includes
Maxim’s highly valued feature set and innovations.


On the acquisition, Maxim said that it will continue to
support the production, delivery, and technical support of Maxim’s existing 3G
and 6G SAS expanders, signal conditioners, and enclosure and baseboard
management controllers.


This transfer of our SAS and PCIe switch IP, know-how,
and development team allows PMC to continue the 12G SAS expander roadmap that
builds on Maxim’s current 3G and 6G SAS expander technology and products,” said
Chris Neil, senior vice president, Maxim.


The majority of the personnel employed from Maxim are
located in Colorado Springs, CO.


Recently, PMC-Sierra announced that its HyPHY family of OTN processors provides full
architectural support of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)’s
new OTN-over-Packet-Fabric Protocol Implementation Agreement.

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