Nortel Networks, EFI, AXIOMTEK Select Tundra PCI Express Bridges

Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX: TUN), a leader in System Interconnect, has been selected by Nortel Networks, EFI, and AXIOMTEK to supply Tundra’s high performance PCI Express® (PCIe) Bridges for their newest designs. Nortel Networks (TSX: NT) is a recognized leader in delivering communications technologies for both service provider and enterprise networks that support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel recently selected Tundra’s Tsi381[tm] PCIe Bridge for the quality and reliability that this bridge offered Nortel’s latest Passport product line.

“Customers continue to rely on Nortel’s longstanding commitment to quality and reliability. The new Nortel Passport switch/routers take advantage of the proven reliability of the Tundra Tsi381, which offers the highest performance connection between PCI and PCI Express,” said Karl Reinke, Senior Design Engineer, Nortel Networks.

EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, also recently selected Tundra’s high performance Tsi384[tm] PCI Express Bridge for its latest design. EFI provides solutions, integrated from creation to print, that deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity.

“EFI selected the Tundra Tsi384 for our print solutions, because of its proven, industry-leading performance. The Tsi384 offered us the high quality, reliable performance required to help deliver cutting-edge digital printing solutions to our customers,” said Noam Rabin, Senior Engineering Manager, EFI.

AXIOMTEK Co.Ltd, one of the world’s leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products, has selected Tundra’s Tsi381 PCI Express Bridge for its latest network appliance security platform the NA-200.

“Tundra’s Tsi381 PCIe Bridge is the best solution for our network appliance platform design. Tundra’s PCIe bridges offer the best performance in the networking vertical appliance and their expert technical team delivers a new, higher standard of customer service and support to our engineers,” said, Philip Wei, Product Management, AXIOMTEK.

“Our PCI Express products, which we launched in May of 2008, have seen broad adoption across geographies, and across applications. We are pleased that the quality and performance this line of PCI Express bridges offers customers, is answering a definite need in the market place,” said Daniel Hoste, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tundra Semiconductor.

About Tundra PCI Express Bridges
Tundra offers bridges to connect PCI Express to the PCI and PCI-X bus standards. Tundra’s PCIe bridges are compliant with the latest PCIe 1.1 specification, and offer designers the highest quality and performance with the lowest risk. Tundra’s PCIe products are ideal for a variety of applications including; PCIe adapter cards (HBAs, NICs, I/O cards), external storage, embedded computing and motherboards, and are the highest quality and performance bridges available, with minimal errata and proven interoperability. Low latency, high throughput and performance enhancing features like short-term caching, enable designers to deliver better system performance, making their products more competitive. Backed by Tundra’s world-class technical support and comprehensive design support tools, Tundra’s Tsi384, Tsi382 and Tsi381 bridges provide customers new opportunities for system cost reduction, lower risk and increased performance to new and existing designs.

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.

TUNDRA and the Tundra logo are registered marks of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation in Canada, the United States, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China). Design.Connect.Go. Tsi381 and Tsi384 are trademarks of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation.