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PLDA and PERFECTVIPS, TEAM up to provide the industry's fastest and most reliable IP/VIP solution for ASIC based on the PCI EXPRESS® 3.0 specification

The combined strength of the world's largest provider of PCIe® 3.0 IP and the world's leader in Verification provides customers best-in-class solution for their PCIe 3.0 specification designs

June 21, 2011 - SAN JOSE, Calif.
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® (PCIe®), USB 3.0 and high speed interconnect IP and PerfectVIPs, Inc. a leading provider of design Verification solutions, today announced that the PLDA XpressRich3TM PCIe 3.0 IP for ASIC will be available pre-verified with the PerfectVIPs PCIe Verification . This team approach ensures that chip designers and integrators who require best-in-class solutions can now rely on leaders in each field to create a seamlessly integrated end-product.

The PLDA XpressRIch3 IP solution for ASIC provides a highly configurable soft IP, optimizing gate count and footprint while delivering all of the digital layers defined by the PCI Express 3.0 specification. A free evaluation of PLDA's XpressRich3 IP and PerfectVIPs' PCIe3 VIP is available now by emailing asic@plda.com and sales@perfectvips.com

The PerfectVIPs PCIe Verification product provides the most robust verification solution for PCIe 3.0 architecture-based designs and features an intelligent Verification Engine, advanced Interface Inspector and comprehensive Test Suite.

"PerfectVIPs has built our reputation by providing the most flexible, reliable and powerful verification solution in the SoC industry" said Kevin K Yee, VP of Sales and Marketing at PerfectVIPs. "We believe that the combination of PLDA's excellent XpressRich3 IP for ASIC and PerfectVIPs' first-class VIP can make the difference between first-pass silicon success and costly redesigns."

According to Stephane Hauradou, CTO of PLDA "PLDA focuses solely on building reliable IP that integrates easily. Partnering with a leading company like PerfectVIPs, Inc. ensures that we both focus on what we do well." Hauradou adds "This is a win for our customers who no longer have to settle for either IP or verification tools provided by a single supplier, as an off-shoot of their core business."

PLDA and PerfectVIPs will both be exhibiting the PCI-SIG® Developers Conference on June 22-23, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. According to Al Yanes, Chairman and President, PCI-SIG, "PCI-SIG relies on the innovations of our member companies like PLDA and PerfectVIPs to drive the PCIe specification forward. As key partners, we appreciate their dedication to furthering the impact of the PCIe interface." For more information on the PCI-SIG Developers Conference please visit http://www.pcisig.com/events/devcon_11/.

About PLDA

PLDA designs and sells a wide range of ASIC and FPGA interconnect solutions including buscontrollers and SoC IP. The company offers complete solutions, including semiconductor IP,hardware, software, and design services. Founded in 1996, PLDA is privately owned. The company maintains offices in San Jose, California and headquarters in France and has a stronginternational distribution network. For additional information about PLDA, please visit http://www.plda.com.

About PerfectVIPs

PerfectVIPs is a world-leading provider of Verification products, delivering the fastest and most effective verification solutions for interface, storage and mobile applications - USB, PCIe, SAS, SATA, ONFi, AMBA and more. PerfectVIPs accelerates the verification process and delivers higher quality, reliability and productivity while lowering risk, cost and verification delays to complex designs - IP, FPGA, SoC and ASIC development.

PerfectVIPs' innovative verification technology solutions include an intelligent Verification Engine, a powerful Interface Inspector, and a comprehensive Test Suite. With a global team of engineers with strong domain expertise, deep verification experience and superior service, PerfectVIPs provides the Right Tools so you can have the Perfect Chip.

For more information, please visit www.perfectvips.com.

About PCI-SIG

PCI-SIG is the Special Interest Group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and implements new industry standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications as the industry's local I/O needs evolve. The PCI Special Interest Group was formed in 1992 and became a nonprofit corporation, named "PCI-SIG," in the year 2000. Currently, more than 800 industry-leading companies are active PCI-SIG members worldwide. PCI-SIG's current directors are employed by the following PCI-SIG member companies: Agilent, AMD, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, LSI, NVIDIA and Oracle. For more information about the PCI-SIG and its membership benefits, please visit the PCI-SIG website at http://www.pcisig.com or contact (503) 619-0569 (within the United States).

All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners. PCI-SIG, PCI Express, PCIe and PCI are trademarks or registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.

For media inquiries and more information, please contact:
Sabah Gaci
PLDA
sgaci@plda.com

PerfectVIPs, Inc
info@perfectvips.com

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