SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of products for timing, signal conditioning and serial connectivity, today announced that its very low power and high performance PI7C9X111SL PCIe-to-PCI bridge has been selected by Samsung, a world leader in MFPs and consumer electronics, to enable high-speed legacy bridging connectivity for a number of Samsung's next generation CLX families of high performance mid to high end MFPs.

"Pericom was selected based on outstanding cost-effective performance, support, and efficient implementation, and is used with our advanced system-on-chip (SoC) architecture," said Ken Park, Samsung purchasing manager, printer division. "Our new CLX printers require the highest performance components, and Pericom meets and exceeds our stringent requirements."

The PI7C9X111SL is a high performance PCIe-to-PCI Bridge from Pericom's SlimLine™ PCIe Packet Switch and Bridge family featuring very low power and popular TQFP small footprint packages, enabling volume applications such as notebook/PC, embedded, video surveillance, wireless, networking, PC peripheral (such as MFP), and digital TV.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by Samsung as a major PCI Express supplier and contribute to Samsung's competitive advantage and success," said Dr. Gerry Liu, Sr. vice president of marketing at Pericom. "Our wide offering of PCI Express bridge, packet switch, ReDriver™ signal conditioners, signal switch, and timing solutions have enabled many of our customers to design and deploy PCI Express based products with confidence."

For more information on the Pericom PI7C9X111SL PCIe to PCI bridge IC and complete serial protocol product families, please visit Pericom's website at

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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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: Bill Weir Sr. Director, Connect Products Pericom Semiconductor 408-435-0800 Press contact: Sacha Arts Bella Vista Communications Los Gatos, California USA 408-356-3099