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[san-tech][03398] "OCZ Technology Acquires UK Design Team from PLX Technology", 2011-10-05

Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:23:22 -0400
"OCZ Technology Acquires UK Design Team from PLX Technology"
 Experienced R&D Team and Access to Intellectual Property to Speed Time
 to Market and Reduce Development Costs for Company’s Next Generation
 SSD Solutions

  "... today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire
   the UK Design Team and certain assets from PLX Technology, further
   strengthening the company’s global research and development team."

  "PLX's UK Design Team has built a reputation for designing innovative
   and reliable system-on-chip (SOC) solutions and the acquired
   engineering team’s expertise provides OCZ with additional resources
   for controller design. Through the acquisition of the engineering
   team and the license of intellectual property (IP), OCZ will be able
   to accelerate solid state drive development, reducing its time
   to market for next generation SSD products, while also reducing
   development costs."

"OCX buys PLX PCIe design smarts operation"
 Snaps up UK R&D centre, IP licences and a 40-person research team
 6th October 2011, The Register

  "Consumer and business solid state drive supplier OCZ is buying
   a UK development centre, IP licences, and a 40-person team from
   PLX Technology, possibly for a song."
  "PLX is a Sunnyvale-based company that designs and builds
   semiconductor-based connectivity products both for consumers and
   enterprises, which include PCIe switches and 10Gbit Ethernet
   transceivers. Its products are aimed at cloud-based network
   infrastructures such as high-performance clustering, solid state
   drives, remote optical PCI express distribution and Ethernet
   home-networking architectures."
  "PLX's other R&D centres in Sunnyvale and Bangalore, India, will
   remain focused on switching and networking products for the data
   centre and cloud services."

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