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PMC-Sierra makes specialized semiconductor components created for storage, communication, and data transmission applications. Based in Sunnyvale, California, it has an operations headquarters in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, and an international head office in Penang, Malaysia. PMC-Sierra began as California-based Sierra Semiconductor in 1984, and combined with British Columbia-based telecom spinoff Pacific Microelectronics Centre (PMC) in the 1990's.

As Sierra Semiconductor, the company was an early producer of modem chips for personal computers. Joining with PMC, it moved to supporting telecom protocols such as ATM and SONET. PMC-Sierra has expanded to produce chips for flash memory and RAID storage, optical networking devices, and microprocessors. It also makes mobile data communications and radio modules for GSM, CDMA and LTE standards used in the cellular industry. PMC-Sierra's specialty is creating building blocks such as "system on a chip" devices to support industry-wide innovation.

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PMC-Sierra has facilities and design centers in key technology centers in Canada, Asia, the U.S., and the Middle East, employing 1,500. The company seeks to add new employees who will help drive innovation and technical leadership. It has a co-op program, new grad opportunities worldwide, and on-campus hiring. Benefits at PMC-Sierra are competitive including bonuses, incentives, and patent awards.

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