ZTE Selects Tundra PCI Express Product for Platform Graphics Card

Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), a leader in System Interconnect, has been selected by ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to supply Tundra’s high performance PCI Express® product for ZTE’s Next Generation Platform System Graphics Card. ZTE selected Tundra’s high performance semiconductor to improve overall performance on its new Graphics Card. Tundra’s high performance semiconductor has typical power consumption of 1.3W, and incorporates power management to minimize power consumption during operation. In addition, the Tundra’s PCI Express product offers the flexibility, high performance, small footprint, low power consumption and drop-in compatibility that ZTE required for its new design.

“Tundra’s high performance PCI Express semiconductor is the best fit for ZTE’s Next Generation Platform Graphics Card. Our engineers evaluated several other products available on the market and found that Tundra offered the best performance and power against the competition. Our designs require the best technology to solve our customers’ needs and Tundra’s interconnect solutions are the best the market has to offer,” said Mr. Zhu Baowang, Project Manager, Design and Development Dept., Central Research Institute, ZTE. “The design support provided by Tundra is second-to-none in the industry and ZTE continues to rely on Tundra’s industry-leading interconnect expertise.”

“We are proud to work with ZTE on their new designs. Tundra is committed to the expanding China market and we are pleased to partner with global leaders such as ZTE to bring new technologies to the industry,” said Daniel Hoste , President and Chief Executive Officer, Tundra Semiconductor. “Tundra’s PCI Express products offer the best performance features on the market today and are backed by Tundra’s world-class design support tools, development platforms and customer support,” continued Hoste.

About ZTE
ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. The ZTE product range is the most complete in the world – covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to customers in more than 135 countries, helping them to achieve continued revenue growth and to shape the future of the world’s communications. ZTE commits around 10% of annual turnover to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. It is the fastest growing telecoms equipment company in the world, and is China’s only listed telecoms manufacturer, with shares publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. In the Asian Wall Street Journal’s Readers’ Survey 2007, ZTE was among the Top 10 Most Admired Companies in China, the only company that was included in the Top 10 list representing the telecom industry. ZTE was awarded the “Most Promising Vendor of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan in its 2007 Asia Pacific ICT Awards, and was reported as the fastest growing telecom equipment and solutions provider among the major telecom vendors worldwide by IDC in 2007. ZTE was included in BusinessWeek’s 2006 ranking of China’s Top 20 Brands.

About Tundra
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) supplies the world’s leading communications, computing and storage companies with System Interconnect products, intellectual property (IP) and design services backed by world-class customer service and technical support. Tundra’s track record of product leadership includes over a decade of bridges and switches enabling key industry standards: RapidIO®, PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express®, Power Architecture[tm], VME, HyperTransport[tm], Interlaken, and SPI4.2. Tundra’s products deliver high functional quality and simplified board design and layout, with specific focus on system level signal integrity. Tundra’s design services division, Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc., offers industry-leading ASIC and FPGA design services, semiconductor intellectual property and product development consulting. Tundra’s technology connects critical components in high performance embedded systems around the world.

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