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SMSC Announces Smallest Footprint Hi-Speed USB UTMI+ Device/Host Stand-Alone Transceiver; USB3450 Provides Hi-Speed USB Host Support for Portable Consumer Electronics Products.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- Offering the industry's broadest family of Hi-Speed USB stand-alone physical layer transceivers (PHYs) covering the range of SIE/PHY interface standards, SMSC (Nasdaq: SMSC) today introduced its USB3450 UTMI+ stand-alone device/host transceiver that has passed Hi-Speed USB compliance testing with the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).

The USB3450 provides a flexible, stand-alone Hi-Speed PHY solution that provides the highest level of UTMI+ support (Level 3). Interoperability has been proven through extensive testing with industry leading Hi-Speed USB host IP providers. Many consumer electronics developers are now adding host support to their portable products, such as MP3 players, Personal Media Players (PMPs), PDAs and cell phones. The USB3450 is designed to the UTMI+ interface standard to support existing ASIC or SoC solutions with the industry's smallest footprint for a UTMI+ device/host PHY (6mm x 6mm 40QFN package). Designers can now add low-power host support to their handheld product design without sacrificing valuable board space.

"Many of our customers have been asking for a Hi-Speed USB PHY that adds the required host signals to a baseline 8-bit UTMI device PHY," said Steve Nelson, Vice President of Marketing - Connectivity Solutions at SMSC. "SMSC now provides a solution with the industry's smallest footprint UTMI+ device/host PHY. Our customers can also count on low power consumption and the industry's best Hi-Speed eye diagrams, which they've come to expect from SMSC's family of Hi-Speed USB PHYs."

Availability & Pricing:

The USB3450 is available in a 6mm x 6mm x 0.9mm 40-pin QFN package. Qualification samples and production quantities of the SMSC USB3450 are available today. Pricing is $2.00 per unit (U.S. list price) in 10K quantities.

About SMSC:

Many of the world's most successful global technology companies rely upon SMSC as a go-to resource for semiconductor system solutions that span analog, digital and mixed-signal technologies. Leveraging substantial intellectual property, integration expertise and a comprehensive global infrastructure, SMSC solves design challenges and delivers performance, space, cost and time-to-market advantages to its customers. SMSC's application focus targets key vertical markets including mobile and desktop PCs, servers, consumer electronics, automotive infotainment and industrial applications. The Company has developed leadership positions in its select markets by providing application specific solutions such as mixed-signal PC system controllers, non-PCI Ethernet, ARCNET, MOST, Hi-Speed USB and other high-speed serial communications.

SMSC is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York with operations in North America, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China and Europe. Engineering design centers are located in Arizona, New York, Texas and Karlsruhe, Germany. Additional information is available at www.smsc.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this announcement are forward-looking statements about expected future events and financial and operating results that involve risks and uncertainties. These include the timely development and market acceptance of new products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the effect of changing economic conditions in domestic and international markets; changes in customer order patterns, including loss of key customers or distributors, order cancellations or reduced bookings; and excess or obsolete inventory and variations in inventory valuation, among others. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations and may not reflect the potential impact of any future acquisitions, mergers or divestitures.

SMSC competes in the semiconductor industry, which has historically been characterized by intense competition, rapid technological change, cyclical market patterns, price erosion and periods of mismatched supply and demand. In addition, sales of many of the Company's products depend largely on sales of personal computers and peripheral devices, as well as general industry and market conditions. Reductions in the rate of growth of the PC, consumer electronics, embedded or automotive markets could adversely affect its operating results. SMSC conducts business outside the United States and is subject to tariff and import regulations and currency fluctuations, which may have an effect on its business. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and are based upon the information available to SMSC at this time. Such information is subject to change, and the Company may not necessarily inform, or be required to inform, investors of such changes. These and other risks and uncertainties, including potential liability resulting from pending or future litigation, are detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Other Factors That May Affect Future Operating Results" for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

SMSC is a registered trademark of Standard Microsystems Corporation. Product names and company names are trademarks of their respective holders.
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