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Symwave's logo. Click here to visit the Symwave website! PRESS RELEASE: Symwave and LeCroy Demonstrate World’s Fastest USB 3.0 System at CES, Data Transfer Speed of 435MB/sec


Symwave’s SW6318 SuperSpeed device and LeCroy’s Voyager protocol verification system delivers unprecedented performance approaching the USB 3.0 limit

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan 07, 2010 At CES today, Symwave, a leading silicon supplier of system solutions for SuperSpeed USB devices, and LeCroy, a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, demonstrated Symwave’s production released SW6318 SuperSpeed USB 3.0-to-SATA storage device operating at sustained data rates of 435MB/sec using commercially available storage drives. Symwave utilized LeCroy’s Voyager protocol verification system (M3 USB exerciser) to showcase the SW6318 device’s world-leading performance.

External storage devices offering SuperSpeed USB are now commercially available and offer consumers a dramatic user experience improvement when compared to legacy alternatives. For example, it only takes 1.3 hours to backup a 1 Terabyte (TB) drive over USB 3.0, compared to nearly 14 hours when using USB 2.0. A 20 Gigabyte (GB) personal music library copies in 2 minutes with USB 3.0, compared to over 20 minutes with USB 2.0. In addition to delivering unmatched data transfer speeds, USB 3.0 has another major advantage: It has virtually no impact on a PC’s CPU or system performance, allowing user’s to fully utilize their PC during copy or backup operations.

“Demonstrating to the world the full performance capabilities of our SW6318 USB 3.0 storage controller with LeCroy’s Voyager exerciser shows the true promise of SuperSpeed USB,” stated Christopher Thomas, Founder and CTO of Symwave. “Leveraging LeCroy’s exerciser provides complete control of the SuperSpeed data stream allowing us to characterize and demonstrate exactly what Symwave and the SW6318 are all about - delivering undisputable USB 3.0 performance and feature set leadership.”

“Symwave’s SW6318 controller provides unique capabilities that are architected to provide maximum performance for SuperSpeed storage applications,” said Michael Romm, Director of Product Development at LeCroy’s Protocol Solutions Group. “LeCroy’s Voyager verification system will also play an important role in helping early adopters test and analyze the entire data path from the hardware all the way up to the software layers.”

For more information or to schedule a demonstration in Symwave's private suite (#2900) at the Las Vegas Hilton (adjacent to Convention Center), please contact jim.kappes@symwave.com (858) 774-7122 or l.julian@mediaconnectpr.com (949) 280-5602.

About Symwave, Inc.
Symwave is a global fabless semiconductor company developing connectivity SoCs (System-On-Chip) and software solutions that enable PCs and other consumer electronic devices to realize the benefits of USB 3.0. USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) improves device power management, transfers data tenfold faster and maintains backwards compatibility with the billions of USB ports shipped to date. Symwave’s high-performance mixed-signal products leverage the company’s proprietary mixed-signal technology, IP and silicon design capabilities to bring the benefits of uncompromised speed in low-cost standard CMOS processes. The company is privately held with headquarters in Orange County, Calif., and design centers in Shenzhen, China, and San Diego, Calif. Symwave is backed by top-tier venture capital firms including Kodiak Venture Partners and CMEA Ventures. Additional information is available at www.symwave.com.

About LeCroy
LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy’s 40-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in “WaveShape Analysis”—capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at http://www.lecroy.com.


(First posted on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 14:42 EST)

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