| Nasdaq: PMCS
PMC-Sierra, Inc. is a semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store digital content. The company designs, develops, markets and supports semiconductor solutions by integrating its mixed-signal, software and systems expertise through a network of offices in North America, Europe and Asia. It sells semiconductor devices to equipment and design manufacturers, who in turn supply their equipment principally to service providers, carriers and enterprises globally. The company's semiconductor devices enable networking equipment primarily in three market segments: Storage, Mobile and Optical networks. The Storage market segment includes enterprise storage equipment manufacturers and covers two broad areas, including server storage, and stand-alone external storage systems. Its products enable high-speed communication servers, switches and storage devices to store, manage and move large quantities of data securely. The Mobile market segment is mainly infrastructure equipment suppliers, including base station and backhaul equipment, supporting the wireless transmission of content from and to mobile hand devices. Its Mobile products include Winpath processors; T1/E1 and SERDES devices sold into Mobile access markets and include devices that are used in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless base stations and mobile backhaul equipment. The Optical market segment refers to infrastructure suppliers of transport and access networks that use optical transport protocol and/or physical optical medium. Its Optical products include Wide Area Network communication products focused on Metro and access networks, including Optical Transport Network, Synchronous Optical Networks, Asynchronous Transfer Mode and Fiber to the Home. PMC-Sierra was founded by James V. Diller, Sr., Colin C. Harris, Brian Gerson, Gregory D. Aasen, Glenn Bindley and Kevin Huscroft in 1983 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.