PMC-Sierra's HyPHY Enables FiberHome to Deliver Breakthrough Multi-Service Convergence over OTN
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HyPHY Chipset Provides Scalable Multi-Protocol Support at Half the Power for FiberHome's FONST WDM Products and Solves the Service Aggregation Challenge

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, today announced that FiberHome, one of China's leading fiber-optic communications equipment providers, has selected PMC-Sierra's HyPHY chipset for its FONST Series family of WDM optical transmission solutions. The modular architecture of the FONST solutions combined with the industry-leading multi-service capabilities enabled by the HyPHY family offers the capabilities required to meet the diverse OTN network deployment requirements worldwide. FiberHome's muxponders and transponders enable carriers to deploy power optimized, scalable, OTN networks that address the increasing bandwidth requirements driven by 3G and 4G mobile, Carrier Ethernet, IPTV and cloud services.

"FiberHome's FONST WDM solutions address the Carriers' requirements for multi-service agility and high-capacity adaptability with increased power efficiency," said Fan Zhiwen, vice-general manager of FiberHome's Transport Business Unit. "We standardized on PMC-Sierra's HyPHY products because they enabled us to significantly reduce our development costs by eliminating multiple designs, in addition to offering uniform functionality across our platforms. By achieving this design breakthrough at 50 percent lower power, we are confident that our best-in-class WDM product line will enable FiberHome to offer OTN solutions to Carriers around the world."

"Regardless of geography or service mix, our HyPHY chipset solves the complex service aggregation over OTN problem in Carriers' access and metro networks. We are pleased to bring such architecture innovation to the market in collaboration with FiberHome and to expand our participation in the worldwide OTN network build-out," said Babak Samimi, vice president of marketing and applications of PMC-Sierra's Communication Products Division.

FiberHome's FONST Series is an intelligent WDM offering based on OTN technology with scalability up to 3.85TB/s capacity. In conjunction with enhanced switching technology for both optical and electrical layers, the product line will now offer a uniform capability to flexibly aggregate, cross-connect and transport a wide range of protocols from SONET/SDH, Ethernet, Fiber Channel/SAN and video over converged OTN networks.

Any-port, Any-rate, Any-service Platform for ROADMs, P-OTPs and u-OTPs

The HyPHY family delivers high-capacity framing, mapping, switching and multiplexing of carrier Ethernet, SAN, OTN, transparent bit services such as video, and SONET/SDH to allow Carriers to reduce the number of line cards and network elements, and adapt to a changing service mix without costly replacement of equipment. The platform provides client-agnostic, rate-agile Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and 10 Gigabit pluggable (XFP or SFP+) interfaces and a set of OTN and Packet system interfaces for networking to a variety of switch fabric architectures and network processors.

About PMC-Sierra

PMC-Sierra(R), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, offers its customers technical and sales support worldwide through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia. PMC-Sierra provides semiconductor solutions for Enterprise and Channel Storage, Wide Area Network Infrastructure, Fiber To The Home, and Laser Printer/Enterprise market segments. The Company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol. For more information, visit www.pmc-sierra.com.

About FiberHome

FiberHome Technologies is a product and solution provider for information and telecommunication. FiberHome Technologies traces its heritage to "Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (WRI)." Established as early as 1974, WRI is well-known as the cradle of optical communication technology in China. Starting with R&D in the field of optical communications, FiberHome Technologies has evolved into a major Telecom Industrial House, providing total solution in the field of fiber-optic communication, data networking and wireless communication in China over the last 30 years. The range of products, telecom application solutions it can offer and the global customers who have continued their reliance bears testimony of its leadership. For more information, please visit www.fiberhomegroup.com.

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