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PMC-Sierra Completes Acquisition of Wintegra

SANTA CLARA, Calif.– PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Wintegra, Inc., a leading provider of highly integrated network processors optimized for mobile backhaul equipment. In accordance with the terms of the transaction announced on October 21, 2010, PMC-Sierra paid approximately $240 million in cash for the acquisition, less estimated cash and short-term deposits acquired of approximately $26 million at time of closing. Further, up to an additional $60 million of cash consideration may be paid if certain growth and performance milestones are reached by the end of 2011.

The acquisition accelerates PMC-Sierra’s product offering in IP/Ethernet packet-based mobile backhaul equipment and fits strategically with its overall efforts to accelerate the transition of existing communications equipment to converged, packet-centric solutions. Wintegra’s WinPath™ family of network processors – combined with their field-proven networking software – is used in 3G/4G base stations, fiber and microwave cell site routers, as well as radio network controllers deployed in mobile networks worldwide. These single-chip solutions enable carriers to increase throughput on their mobile backhaul networks while successfully scaling and migrating to packet-based architectures.

Wintegra has approximately 165 employees located primarily in Ra’anana, Israel, and Austin, Texas.


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