Broadcom Selects AMI for Power over Ethernet PSE Controllers

AMI Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AMIS), a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art mixed-signal and digital products for the automotive, medical, industrial, and military/aerospace markets was selected by Broadcom, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, as a design and technology partner for two new highly-integrated power sourcing equipment (PSE) controllers for use in Broadcom’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) products.

AMIS was selected to work with Broadcom on the BCM59101 and BCM59103 PSE controllers based on its recognized leadership and expertise in providing high-quality, robust silicon products for use in complex, high-voltage applications.

Chris King, CEO, AMI Semiconductor said, “AMIS is thrilled to team with the undisputed leader in the provision of silicon solutions for broadband communications. Successfully leveraging our knowledge and expertise in providing highly-integrated and robust silicon solutions for demanding markets, such as automotive, have enabled us to assist Broadcom in delivering an industry-leading PoE product for the telecom market, positioning AMIS well for supporting future communication customers who require high-voltage silicon products.”

The 4-port controllers are designed to provide power to networked devices in enterprise, small-to-medium business (SMB) and residential environments using the Ethernet cable infrastructure already in place for transferring voice, video and data. The products deliver 15.4 and 37 watts per port, supporting IEEE 802.3af-compliant and emerging high power applications such as video phones, enterprise access points, residential gateways/routers, surveillance cameras, retail point-of-sale readers, and security card scanners.

About AMI Semiconductor
AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art mixed-signal and digital products, AMIS is committed to providing customers with the optimal value, quickest time-to-market semiconductor solutions. Offering unparalleled manufacturing flexibility and dedication to customer service, AMI Semiconductor operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.