PMC-Sierra Appoints Chief Financial Officer

    SANTA CLARA, CALIF., March 1 /CNW/ - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ:  PMCS) today
announced that Michael W. Zellner will join the Company on March 2, 2007 as
vice president, chief financial officer. Mr. Zellner brings over 25 years of
senior management finance experience in the high tech sector. Prior to this
appointment, Mr. Zellner was senior vice president of finance and
administration and chief financial officer at Wind River Systems, Inc., a
device software solutions provider to the electronics industry. In this role,
Mr. Zellner was responsible for all finance and administration functions as
well as the information technology group, legal and other corporate services.
Prior to Wind River, Mr. Zellner was senior director of finance at Applied
Materials, Inc. where he was responsible for two separate business units with
revenues in excess of $1 billion.

    "Michael's extensive senior financial and administrative management
experience in the high tech sector is an excellent fit for PMC-Sierra," said
Bob Bailey, PMC-Sierra's chairman and CEO. "I am pleased to welcome Michael to
the Company and look forward to his contribution to PMC-Sierra's senior
management team."

    Mr. Zellner completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford
Graduate School of Business and also holds an MBA and a BBA in accounting from
Florida Atlantic University.

    About PMC-Sierra

    PMC-Sierra(TM) is a leading provider of high-speed broadband
communications and storage semiconductors for metro, access, fiber to the
home, wireless infrastructure, storage, laser printers, and fiber access
gateway equipment. The company offers worldwide technical and sales support,
including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The
company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol
and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit

    (C) Copyright PMC-Sierra, Inc. 2007. All rights reserved. PMC is a
registered trademark of PMC-Sierra, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. PMC-SIERRA, PMCS and "Enabling connectivity. Empowering people."
are trademarks of PMC-Sierra, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned
herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: PMC-Sierra, Inc. David Climie, VP Marketing
Communications, 408-988-8276 or Susan Shaw, Manager, Communications,

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