Tundra buys PCI-X from IBM

Tundra Semiconductor has purchased the IBM 133 PCI-X Bridge product line from IBM for $10 million in cash. Effective immediately, Tundra will market the device as the Tundra Tsi310TM PCI-X Bus Bridge.

PCI-X technology, the extension of the broadly adopted PCI standard, is supported by storage companies such as Adaptec, HP/Compaq, IBM, Intel and LSI Logic.

Tundra estimates the market for PCI-X bus bridges could grow within the coming years to $50 million USD per year.

‘Tundra has established distribution channels, a global sales and marketing team, and we will work with them to provide a smooth transition for existing customers,’ said Mark Ireland, Manager, PowerPC strategy and business development, IBM Microelectronics.

‘IBM will continue to support Tundra through foundry services for the manufacture of the Tundra Tsi310 PCI-X Bus Bridge,’ he added.