Press Release

MCCI Announces USB Host Software Stack for USB 3.0 xHCI Host Controller
Crucial Component Makes USB 3.0 a Reality

ITHACA, NEW YORK, February 24, 2009

MCCI Corporation, the world’s leading developer of USB connectivity for the mobile communications industry, announces the availability of its USB host software stack for the USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Host Controller. The xHCI specification provides a standardized method for USB 3.0 host controllers to communicate with the USB 3.0 software stack. USB 3.0 will support data rates up to 5Gbps.

“The release of MCCI’s USB 3.0 xHCI software stack is important to help customers bring SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products to market,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys. “Our collaboration with MCCI provides designers with access to an interoperable system-level USB 3.0 solution consisting of MCCI’s USB software stack and our high-quality DesignWare SuperSpeed USB IP, enabling the quick adoption of the SuperSpeed USB standard with less risk.”

The MCCI host stack provides support for Windows 2000 through Windows 7 on 32 and 64-bit systems. Robustness of the MCCI software stack is measured and assured by MCCI’s proven suite of test tools that support integration into any desired platform.

"There’s no question that the availability of a robust USB host stack for the xHCI Host Controller is crucial to the success of USB 3.0,” said Terry Moore, CEO of MCCI. “MCCI is partnering with USB 3.0 IP vendors like Synopsys, who provide a solid development platform as well as a virtual tool software environment which is extremely useful for early product development. When developers turn to MCCI, time to market decreases and overall product costs are lowered."

Release to market is expected in second quarter 2009.

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