Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PMC-Sierra to acquire RAD3

Calgary, Alberta, October 25, 2011 – RAD3 Communications Inc. (RAD3), a Calgary-based communications intellectual property (IP) company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by PMC-Sierra, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks. The team will continue to operate out of its Calgary office.

“We’re excited for our Calgary-based team to be joining an international company of PMC’s caliber,” Roger Bertschmann, president of RAD3. “PMC’s integration and silicon expertise, combined with our leading-edge capability in the design and delivery of communications and storage IP, will enable us to drive industry-changing technologies that transform the network.”

“RAD3’s technologies and highly experienced team are a good fit with PMC,” said Brian Gerson, PMC fellow and vice president of Research and Development. “RAD3’s Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technologies will enhance PMC’s ability to offer innovative, high-performance solutions for storage, optical and mobile networks.”

The acquisition is expected to close in November 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.

About RAD3 Communications
RAD3 is a leading supplier of communications intellectual property (IP) for new and emerging wired and wireless communication standards. RAD3’s extensive library of IP solutions enables communication companies to rapidly design and build their products using a suite of industry proven IP. For more information, please visit RAD3’s web site: www.rad3comm.com.

About PMC

PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store digital content. Building on a track record of technology leadership, we are driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. Our highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, visit www.pmc-sierra.com.

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