PLX TECHNOLOGY, INC.
2008 VARIABLE COMPENSATION PLAN
(Effective as of January 1, 2008)
1. Introduction. The Company hereby adopts the Plan, effective as of January 1, 2008. The purpose of the
Plan is to encourage performance and achieve retention of a select group of executive employees of PLX
Technology, Inc. This document constitutes the written instrument under which the Plan is maintained.
“Cause” means (i) conviction of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude; (ii) misconduct that results in harm to the
Company; (iii) material failure to perform assigned duties; or (iv) willful disregard of lawful instructions from the
chief executive officer of the Company or the Board of Directors relating to the business of the Company or any
of its affiliates.
“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations issued with respect
“Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors.
“Company” means PLX Technology, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
“Disability” means that a Participant (i) is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any
medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or can be
expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, or (ii) is, by reason of any medically
determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last
for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, receiving income replacement benefits for a period of not less
than 3 months under an accident and health plan covering employees of the Participant’s employer.
“Eligible Employee” means each employee who is eligible for the Plan as designated by the Committee as set
forth in approved minutes.
“Operating Income” means the Company’s operating income for 2008, excluding (1) share based