Pericom and Techwell Partner to Offer Advanced PCI Express-Based Video Surveillance Design Platform

Pericom's Next Generation PCIe Bridge Combines With Techwell's Video Decoder Technology to Offer Cost Effective 8-Channel DVR Solutions for Security and Surveillance Markets

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - June 1, 2009) - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of products for timing, signal conditioning and serial connectivity, today announced a partnership with Techwell, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWLL) that has generated a turn-key customer reference design (CRD) for next generation PCIe (PCI Express) based DVR solutions for the CCTV security and surveillance markets.

The new CRD platform features eight (8) Techwell TW6805 PCI-based high-performance video decoder ICs with audio and TS input, and Pericom's PI7C9X112SL, the industry's lowest power PCIe-to-PCI Bridge IC offering 8-PCI bus-master support. The CRD offers full software driver support for all Windows 32/64bit and Linux 32/64bit OS, and is a complete low cost, turn-key solution available to security and surveillance customers for a variety of applications. The new design includes complete physical layout, schematics, BOM, and software drivers.

The PI7C9X112SL is the latest PCIe-to-PCI Bridge from Pericom's SlimLine™ PCIe Packet Switch and Bridge family featuring very low power and small footprint packages enabling volume applications such as notebook/PC, embedded, video surveillance, wireless, networking, peripheral and digital TV.

"Pericom's new PCIe bridge enables Techwell to provide a very cost effective, multi-channel decoder solution to our CCTV, security, and surveillance customers," said Mr. David Nam, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Techwell. "Our joint CRD with Pericom allows our customers to get to market quickly with a fully functional and validated solution."

"Our PCIe bridge, packet switch, and signal conditioning (ReDriver™) products are designed to enable cost effective customer solutions, such as our joint security and surveillance CRD with Techwell," said Jen Lee, Pericom's Taiwan office marketing director. "This market is growing rapidly as the need for surveillance driven applications expands worldwide. The security and surveillance IC TAM is expected to double to over $2 billion by 2012 (ABI Research - March, 2008). A good portion of this IC content is addressable with decoder and PCIe functionality."

The Pericom/Techwell 8-channel Customer Reference Design platform is available now for customer evaluation. Please contact a Techwell or Pericom sales representative for more information and to arrange a demonstration. For more information about the Techwell TW6805 video decoder IC, please visit Techwell's website at

Pricing & Availability

Pericom's PI7C9X112 is available now in production quantities with suggested OEM retail pricing of 10Ku quantities at $7.45. For more information on the Pericom PI7C9X112SL PCIe-to-PCI Bridge IC, please visit Pericom's website at

About Techwell, Inc.:

Techwell is a leading semiconductor company that designs, markets and sells mixed signal integrated circuits for multiple video applications in the security surveillance, automotive and consumer electronics markets. Techwell designs both general purpose and application specific products that enable the conversion of analog video signals to digital form and perform advanced digital video processing to facilitate the display, storage and transport of video content. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Techwell currently has over 160 employees in the U.S., Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan. Please visit the Techwell website for more information.

About Pericom:

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity solutions for the computing, communications and consumer markets. Pericom's analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits and its SaRonix-eCera™ frequency control products are essential in the timing, switching, bridging and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's high-speed, high-bandwidth applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, California, with design centers and technical sales and support offices around the world.

ReDriver™ is a trademark of Pericom Semiconductor

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Contact Information: Marketing contact: Jen Lee Marketing Director Pericom Taiwan Office 886-2-6616-0588 x891 Press contact: Scott Wu Marketing Director Pericom Taiwan Office 886-2-6616-5700 x366