GIGABYTE Selects Pericom's PI3L720 LAN Switch Solution to Enable Innovative High-Speed Motherboards for PC Gaming Industry

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of products for timing, signal conditioning and connectivity, today announced that its highly integrated PI3L720 LAN Switch has been selected by GIGABYTE, a world leader in motherboards and add-in cards, to enable high-speed connectivity for GIGABYTE's motherboards. These cutting edge motherboards equipped with Pericom's PI3L720 LAN Switch are on exhibit this week at Computex, Taipei, June 2 thru June 6, 2009, at the GIGABYTE booth D002 in Hall 1.

GIGABYTE's next generation high-end gaming PC motherboards achieve higher system stability and better performance with the implementation of LAN redundancy provided by two (2) PI3L720 LAN Switches on each board. "With Pericom's high-performance LAN Switch technology, these new motherboard solutions allow customers to have the best-in-class throughput performance with our Smart Dual LAN feature," said Richard Chen, Vice President of Product Center at GIGABYTE.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by GIGABYTE as a major LAN Switch solution supplier and feel confident that our products will support GIGABYTE's competitive advantage and success. Pericom's LAN switch solutions have become the prevalent technology for PC and Notebook applications, exemplifying our technical abilities and commitment to those markets," said Gerry Liu, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Pericom. Pericom's LAN switch solutions find new market share in the high-end gaming PC market (world-wide gaming market is estimated at $20 Billion annually according to John Peddie Research Market Watch, November 2008), in addition to the use in Notebook PC market segment.

Features and Benefits

The PI3L720 offers 1-to-2 port or 2-to-1 port switch capability. Designed for very low-power and small size, this latest switch is compatible with various standards, such as 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet. It also features 11 KV of contact Electro Static Discharge (ESD) protection, eliminating external ESD components for cost reduction.

Pricing & Availability

Pericom's PI3L720 is available now in production quantities with suggested OEM retail pricing for 10Ku quantities is $0.85. For features and benefits of the PI3L720, please visit


Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics accelerator markets. To truly reach out to all consumers, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include more diverse digital products such as Notebook and desktop PCs, digital home appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people's lives at home or at work. For more information, please visit

About Pericom

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and consumer market segments. Pericom's integrated circuits and SaRonix-eCera frequency control products provide the connectivity, timing and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers, sales and support offices globally.

Contact Information: Media Contact: Scott Wu Marketing Director of Asia Pacific Region, Pericom Semiconductor E-mail: Product Contact: Ken Curt Product Manager, Pericom Semiconductor E-mail: 408-435-0800