"Flash-based storage is causing a major disruption in enterprise storage due to the dramatic performance advantages of solid-state drives," said Greg Lang, president and chief executive officer of PMC. "IDT's PCIe controllers are particularly well suited for server-based SSDs targeted at cloud data center customers. The acquisition of IDT's Enterprise Flash Controller Business is a strong complement to our current enterprise 12Gb/s SAS SSD controller product offering."
As part of the transaction, PMC will acquire IDT?s Enterprise Flash Controller Business, including all related intellectual property (IP), certain PCIe Switch technology and 75 patents overall. The Company expects to make employment offers to approximately 50 employees.
The board of directors of PMC and the board of IDT have approved the transaction. It is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013, subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions specified in the definitive agreement.