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Experts From PLX, Siemon to Provide Direction on Preparing for the Ramp to 10GBase-T

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, and The Siemon Company, an industry leader in network cabling solutions, today announced a special free webinar hosted by the Ethernet Alliance consortium. The webinar is geared specifically toward IT professionals seeking the benefits and facing the challenges of the installation upgrade to 10GBase-T-based networking equipment already underway. 10GBase-T PHY technology delivers up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet performance over standard copper cabling, a ten-fold speed increase over the prevalent legacy, one-gigabit-based hardware used globally today.

The live and interactive webinar will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m. PDT (register here), and repeated at 4:00 p.m. PDT (register here). The event will be recorded and archived on the Ethernet Alliance Website at www.ethernetalliance.org/library/webinars/.

"Now is the time for IT managers to fully understand the dynamics of the impending 10GBase-T upgrade, as new products are already rolling out with implementation expected to escalate throughout 2012 and 2013," said Ron Cates, vice president, networking products, PLX Technology, who will represent PLX in the webinar. "Considerations for new hardware are now imminent, especially with the scheduled broad rollout of 10GBase-T-enabled servers and switches from industry-leading equipment makers."

"With the inevitable installation of new 10GBase-T-enabled hardware on the horizon, IT managers must fully understand the proper minimal category of cable required to handle the upgrade," said Valerie Maguire, global sales engineer and the webinar's representative from Siemon. "Ensuring best practices on Ethernet cable networking installations is also critical to ensuring intended performance."

"The 10GBase-T subcommittee is driving market adoption of the completed 802.3an standard by working with industry leaders like PLX and Siemon to demonstrate products, produce white papers and build market interest in this new and useful technology," said Scott Kip, president of the Ethernet Alliance. "With expert advice through educational webinars such as this one, our mission to incubate new Ethernet adoption practices will be achieved."

PLX® TeraPHY® 10GBase-T transceivers are an integral element of the hardware in servers, switches and NIC cards from leading global OEMs. Siemon premium networking cables are heavily installed and proven worldwide in countless applications ranging from massive data centers to the home office.

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PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is an industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions primarily targeting the enterprise and consumer markets. The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance. www.plxtech.com. Follow PLX on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance network cabling and data center infrastructure solutions. With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, from patch cords to patch panels, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

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