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Fujitsu Selects PMC-Sierra's Metro Transport Semiconductors for FLASHWAVE 7500 and FLASHWAVE 4500 Platforms

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GLOBALCOMM 2006 SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2006-- CHESS III and CHESS Wideband Products Enable Fujitsu to Achieve a New Level of Performance and Integration in Next-Generation Metro Optical Equipment

PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS), a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors, today announced that Fujitsu Limited has selected PMC-Sierra's metro transport semiconductor solutions for its flagship metro optical products: the FLASHWAVE(R) 7500 Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) and the FLASHWAVE 4500 Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP). The FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM integrates comprehensive SONET Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM) functionality onto individual Flexponder(TM) interface cards using PMC-Sierra's CHESS(TM) III chip set. The complementary FLASHWAVE 4500 MSPP utilizes not only the CHESS III chip set but also PMC-Sierra's CHESS Wideband chip set. The CHESS Wideband chip set is used to achieve high-capacity VT1.5 grooming, as required by next-generation MSPPs to map data and TDM traffic into SONET/SDH tributaries.

The CHESS family of solutions enables Fujitsu to provide distributed, scalable metro transport solutions with reduced power, cost and complexity, even as Service Providers demand higher levels of integration and flexibility. These benefits improve fiber efficiency, reduce capital and operational costs, and provide Service Providers with the ability to introduce and more effectively manage both new Ethernet and existing T1/E1 services.

"Fujitsu continues to deliver best-in-class platforms for the optical networking market," said Minoru Takeno, General Manager of the photonics system group at Fujitsu Limited. "PMC-Sierra's CHESS portfolio offers highly integrated framers, scalable non-blocking switch fabrics and powerful pointer processors. PMC-Sierra's solutions best enabled us to meet customers' emerging needs, which are being driven by Triple Play service deployment. Key performance innovations, best-in-class analog and mixed-signal technology, and unmatched customer support clearly distinguish PMC-Sierra from other vendors."

"Fujitsu has achieved significant market share, both domestically and abroad, based on its technology leadership and strong FLASHWAVE product portfolio," said Dino Bekis, vice president of marketing and applications for PMC-Sierra's Communication Products Division. "We highly value our strategic relationship with Fujitsu and are pleased to be a key partner in the delivery of their flagship metro platforms. Our production-proven CHESS III and CHESS Wideband product families allow Fujitsu to deliver a highly scalable and flexible optical network architecture that enables advanced services with the quality that Service Providers demand."

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