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
"... 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
"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
"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."