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Expands HBA Family With New 24-and 16-Port Models to Provide Increased Performance and Connectivity for Demanding Web and Cloud Data Centers

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE, Feb. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) today announced the expansion of its industry-leading family of 12Gb/s SAS+SATA Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) with new 24-and 16-port models. The high-port count 9305 HBA family includes the industry's first 12Gb/s model with 24-ports on a single chip, providing increased performance, extended system scalability and decreased per-port power consumption. Available today, the 9305 HBA family are designed to meet the needs of hyperscale data centers that deploy high-end server and storage systems.

Adaptec HBA 1000 Delivers Proven and Easy to Use Server Storage Solutions with 60 Percent Lower Power

SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 8, 2015 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced the HBA 1000 series of 12Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters, the first products in PMC's new Smart family of solutions for high-performance cloud and enterprise server storage connectivity. The HBA 1000 delivers maximum resiliency and the industry's lowest power using field-proven Smart intellectual property (IP) from the most widely deployed server storage stack and PMC's SmartIOC™ controller. Broad compatibility from PMC Adaptec® management tools and drivers enables easy deployment across a wide variety of data center applications. With up to 16 internal or external SAS/SATA ports in a low-profile MD2 form factor, the HBA 1000 provides a native server connectivity solution that can handle the most demanding workloads and configurations (see video, infographic, power calculator).

Toshiba's latest enterprise performance 10,500 RPM HDD to support both 12Gbit/s SAS and 512n sector length

IRVINE, Calif. — October 19, 2015 — The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces its newest enterprise performance hard disk drive (HDD) line, the AL14SE series, designed for mission critical servers and high-performance, high-availability storage systems. The AL14SE is Toshiba's latest 10,500 rotations per minute (RPM) HDD to support 12Gbit/s1 SAS and 512n sector length for compatibility with the latest generation host controllers and host bus adapters.

The AL13SX delivers mission critical disk drive performance in up to 600GB

IRVINE, Calif. -- March 11, 2015 -- The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the addition of 12.0 Gbit/s1 SAS interface 512 native and Advanced Format models to its 15,000RPM Enterprise Performance Class HDD model line. These newest additions are specifically designed for mission-critical workloads, delivering the benefits of 12.0 Gbit/s SAS host transfer rate and enhanced power management features for integration with rack-optimized data centers. Customer applications such as OLTP and databases will see improved performance from faster host transfer rates using 12.0 Gbit/s SAS controllers. Also, new AL13SX series models supporting 4K native sector technology may further improve application performance in supported environments.

ATTO Expands 12Gb ExpressSA™ HBA Line

Representing the latest advancement in SAS Technology with internal and external connectivity

Amherst, New York (January 28, 2015) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today announced it has further expanded its line of 12Gb ExpressSA™ Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) with three new models.

High-Port HBAs Now Shipping to Provide Industry's Highest Performance, Maximum Connectivity With Nearly 2 Million IOPS to Meet Growing Demands for Software-Defined Data Centers, Web and Cloud Storage

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO) today announced expansion of its industry-leading family of 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) by shipping new 16-port solutions. The new 9300-16i HBA will join the Avago family of high-port-count SAS HBAs. With the versatility of 16 ports using internal or external storage connectivity, 12Gb/s SAS bandwidth, and nearly 2 million IOPS of performance, the Avago SAS 9300 HBA family, which offers 4-, 8- and 16-port options, enables OEMs and system builders to deliver maximum connectivity for high-end servers and storage systems that exceed the most demanding requirements for data centers, web, and cloud.

PMC's I/O Controllers Enable OEMs and ODMs to Provide Customized Server Hardware for Hyperscale Deployments at 2X the Density and up to 40% Less Power

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 17, 2014 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced the company is first to ship 16-port 12Gb/s SAS and 16-port 6Gb/s SATA I/O controller solutions. PMC's data center I/O products enable OEMs and ODMs to design cost-effective customized server hardware for hyperscale deployments, such as Open Compute, Windows Cloud Servers, OpenStack and Project Scorpio. The devices have the industry's highest port density, lowest power and are capable of more than 1,000,000 I/Os per second to support the most demanding cloud software applications.

The world's leading server manufacturers select Avago advanced 12Gb/s SAS and intelligent MegaRAID solutions for technology innovation that delivers proven data center connectivity and data protection

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 10, 2014

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO) today announced its advanced lineup of 12Gb/s SAS storage solutions has been chosen to power more than 250 new server models based on the recently announced Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family. Leading server manufacturers have selected Avago 12Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID® solutions to provide the field-proven technology demanded by next-generation server platforms that run data-intensive applications.

Adaptec Expander PCIe Card Provides 24 Ports of High-Performance HDD and SSD Connectivity for Next-Generation Servers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 26, 2014 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced the industry's first 12Gb/s SAS expander card to enable density-optimized servers, the fastest growing segment of the worldwide server market according to IDC1. The Adaptec® 12Gb/s SAS expander card enables flexible, high-density server architectures that can expand as data center storage needs grow. It provides 36 ports in a PCI Express® (PCIe®) low-profile form factor, with internal connectivity for up to 24 SAS or SATA drives and eight additional external ports to connect JBODs for even greater capacity expansion on a single RAID controller or Host Bus Adapter. The expander card enables modular passive backplane architectures to reduce server variants and increase data center operating efficiency (see Figure 1).

Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara, CA August 5, 2014 - Teledyne LeCroy, a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, has upgraded the SAS Verification suite to support Serial Attached SCSI 3.0 (12Gb/s) solid state drive (SSD) and hard disk drive (HDD) testing. Available as a software option for the Sierra M122/M124 protocol analyzer platform, the suite provides an automated, turnkey test application that allows storage developers to screen devices for conformance to the SAS 3.0 specification.

New Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD Family Delivers Enterprise-Class Endurance and Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2014 — HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced its next-generation of Ultrastar® 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB. Building upon its award-winning first generation 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR are the ideal building blocks for server and storage systems running today's performance-sensitive enterprise applications.

World's first 1.8 TB 10K Drive Delivers a 2.5X Boost in Random Performance and a Next-Generation 12Gb/s SAS Interface, Establishing a New Standard for 10K RPM HDDs

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9, 2014 — HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that it is now shipping the world's highest capacity and highest performing 10K RPM hard disk drive (HDD) - the Ultrastar® C10K1800. Based on HGST's field proven high-quality design, the 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), enterprise-class Ultrastar® C10K1800 combines high capacity with a significant improvement in both random write and sequential performance for mission-critical storage applications requiring 24/7 availability.

First end-to-end copper and optical SAS 3.0 I/O solution with multi-plugging capability

LISLE, IL - June 17, 2014 - Molex Incorporated announces the launch of its new comprehensive iPass+™ High-Density Interconnect System, comprised of host-side board connectors, internal and external copper cable assemblies and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) capable of transporting SAS 3.0, 12 Gbps signals in lengths up to 100 meters. The enhanced iPass+ HD system is designed and engineered to meet the new performance standards for speed and density.

New Optimus MAX™ SSD Is the First True Replacement for Data Center HDDs Delivering SAS Features and Performance at a New Level of Affordability

Optimus MAX Leads Refresh of Entire Optimus® 19nm MLC SSD Family

MILPITAS, Calif. April 30, 2014 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the Optimus MAX Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD), the industry's first 4TB1 SAS SSD. The Optimus MAX SSD achieves a capacity point that far outpaces today's highest-capacity 2.5" 10K and 15K rpm SAS hard-disk drives (HDDs), making it the first true replacement for legacy mission-critical data center SAS HDDs. Most notably, the Optimus MAX SSD delivers SAS performance and functionality at a breakthrough price point that was previously only available in SATA-based SSDs. The Optimus MAX SSD tops the newly refreshed Optimus® SAS SSD family and also joins the company's newly announced Lightning® Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, extending SanDisk's entire SAS portfolio to cover the performance, capacity and endurance needs of a wide array of enterprise applications.

New 12Gb/s SAS Product Family Complements Existing Portfolio to Meet the Performance, Durability and Capacity Requirements Across a Breadth of Enterprise Application Workloads

MILPITAS, Calif. April 30, 2014 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the Lightning® Gen. II family of enterprise-class 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs). The Lightning Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, together with the newly announced Optimus MAX™ 4TB1 SAS SSD and updated Optimus® SSD product family, help businesses meet the performance, uptime and capacity requirements across the wide range of mixed-use, read- and write-intensive application workloads common in today's data centers.

New 2.5-inch HDDs in capacities up to 600GB with optional self-encryption

IRVINE, Calif. - March 3, 2014 — The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces new additions to the enterprise capacity hard disk drives (HDD) - the AL13SXB and the self-encrypting AL13SXQ. With a 2.5-inch form factor, the AL13SXB and AL13SXQ have 15mm z-height and spin at speeds up to 15,000 rotations per minute (RPM), making the AL13SX series suitable for mission critical enterprise storage applications.

New, 2.5-inch 600GB Ultrastar® C15K600 HDDs, and the Newly FIPS 140-2 Certified 12Gb/s SAS Ultrastar SSD, Complement HGST's Growing Line of Reliable, Enterprise-Class Storage Solutions for Improving Storage Density and Lowering Power in High-Performance Computing Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 26, 2014 - HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that it is shipping a new family of high-performance, high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 15K RPM enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) - the Ultrastar C15K600 family. Delivering best-in-class performance and capacity in one streamlined solution, the new Ultrastar C15K600 family enables higher density and higher performing servers, blades and network storage arrays all while reducing space requirements, lowering cooling costs and improving total cost of ownership (TCO). - See more.

The PX03SN is ideally suited for media streaming, read-caching, and low-to-mid duty primary storage

IRVINE, Calif. -- December 2, 2013 -- The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces a new enterprise read-intensive solid state drive (eSSD) - the PX03SN. Designed to support the widest possible range of read-intensive applications, the PX03SN is available in capacities of up to 1.6TB1 and supports one full drive write per day2. The new 2.5-inch form factor SAS interface eSSD is designed for readintensive applications, server storage and caching applications, and storage systems where customers are looking for a balance between cost, endurance and performance.

Extends first-to-market 12Gb/s SAS leadership with end-to-end storage solutions to benefit enterprise and hyperscale cloud environments

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 20, 2013 - At its annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS), LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today introduced its new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® controller cards and expanders, built to power leading datacenters worldwide. As the proliferation of applications, data and mobile devices continues to place demands on datacenters, the new family of LSI storage solutions offers innovative technology for increased performance and improved enterprise RAID data protection.

Asustek, Fujitsu, Gigabyte, Huawei, Intel and Supermicro select LSI® 12Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID® solutions for new datacenter servers

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., September 11, 2013 - LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced that its 12Gb/s SAS storage solutions will power more than 100 new server models based on today's announced Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family. Leading server manufacturers that have selected LSI® 12Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID® solutions to provide accelerated storage performance and enterprise data protection for their next-generation server platforms include Asustek, Fujitsu, Gigabyte, Huawei, Intel, Supermicro and others.

Brings greater than 50 percent throughput performance gain with LSI 12Gb/s MegaRAID controller, Intel server and HGST SSDs

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., September 10, 2013 - LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced it is demonstrating 12Gb/s SAS performance at this year's Intel Developer Forum. Using an LSI® 12Gb/s MegaRAID® controller, an Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processor-based server and eight HGST 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the 12Gb/s system delivers a throughput increase of over 50 percent compared to a 6Gb/s SAS system.

Xyratex to demonstrate this advanced storage technology at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, CA, September 10-12

Havant, UK - September 9, 2013 - Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced the introduction of 12Gb/s SAS technology into its OneStor™ line of enterprise-class modular storage enclosures. This industry-first technology doubles the data transfer speed between the storage enclosure and the host server, significantly increasing the performance of I/O and bandwidth intensive applications. The availability of 12Gb/s SAS technology enables Xyratex's OEM customers to get to market faster with the most advanced storage solution.

Introduction of Adaptec Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters Establishes PMC as the Only Supplier of End-to-End 12G Architecture from Controller to SSD

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 4, 2013 - PMC® (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today introduced the Adaptec® Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapter family for high-performance server and networked storage. Combined with PMC's I/O protocol controllers, RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controllers, SAS expanders, solid state drive (SSD) controllers and advanced software, PMC provides the industry's only complete 12Gb/s SAS architecture to access the untapped performance of 12Gb/s SSDs. Systems designed with PMC's solutions can provide double the overall storage connectivity as competing solutions, with less components, space and power. PMC's 12Gb/s SAS architecture is optimized to deliver the performance, flexibility and density needed for dynamic data in cloud computing, content delivery networks, and mission-critical database applications.

Company Unveils First Client SSD, Next-Generation Enterprise SSDs, and PCIe Accelerator Card

CUPERTINO, Calif. May 7, 2013 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced its new portfolio of flash-memory solutions. The company took the wraps off its first client solid state drive (SSD) and its next-generation enterprise SSDs. Featuring the Seagate® 600 SSD, Seagate® 600 Pro SSD, and the Seagate® 1200 SSD, the new line of drives are engineered to deliver ultra-fast speed and high data integrity. Rounding out the portfolio, Seagate also announced the new Seagate® X8 Accelerator, a storage class memory PCIe card powered by Virident enabling the company to offer all key interfaces including SATA and SAS solutions.

Enterprise SAS/Fibre Channel SSD Leader Produces the Industry's Highest Performance SAS SSDs for Demanding Financial and Online Transaction Processing, Cloud Computing and Big Data Environments

Industry-leading, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s SAS SSD family includes:

  • High Endurance Ultrastar™ SSD800MH - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 750MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 100,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 800GB; and the highest endurance rating at 25 full drive writes per day (DW/D) to support high-frequency trading and online transaction processing.
  • Mainstream Endurance Ultrastar SSD800MM - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 700MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 70,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 800GB; and a high endurance rating at 10 full DW/D to support online gaming, big data and cloud computing.
  • Read Intensive Ultrastar SSD1000MR - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 700MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 20,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 1,000GB (1TB); and an endurance rating at two full DW/D to support online audio/video streaming, cloud computing and other Internet applications.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2013 - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the industry's fastest and most advanced enterprise-class, multi level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family - the Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM and Ultrastar SSD1000MR. From the market share leader in enterprise SAS/FC SSDs, these HGST drives are the first to double today's SAS interface speed. Designed for the most demanding applications where "hot" data is accessed frequently, such as high-frequency trading, online banking, cloud computing, online gaming, and big data analytics, HGST's new 12Gb/s SAS SSDs help increase input/output per second (IOPS) and improve response times to mission-critical data in cloud and traditional IT datacenters environments.

12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip and I/O controllers deliver performance required for next-generation server and external storage platforms

CEBIT, HANNOVER, GERMANY, March 5, 2013 — LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced the company is first to ship production-level 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) and I/O controller solutions to OEM customers. 12Gb/s SAS technology is designed to deliver double the data transfer rate of prior SAS solutions and unleashes the full performance potential of next-generation enterprise systems deploying high-performance solid-state storage.

New 1.2TB Ultrastar™ C10K1200 Provides 33 Percent More Capacity for Improved Storage Efficiency in Tier 1 Mission-Critical Cloud and Enterprise Servers and Storage Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif, January 29, 2013 - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the industry's highest-capacity 10,000 RPM, enterprise-class hard drive - the Ultrastar C10K1200. Providing a capacity extension to HGST's proven Ultrastar C10K900 product line, the new 2.5-inch Ultrastar C10K1200 features a SAS 6Gb/s interface for reliable data throughput, a 64MB cache buffer for optimized read/write response time, and a fast 10K rotational speed for reliable high-performance computing. All this, combined with the drive's low power, high capacity and high performance attributes, results in higher density servers, blades and network storage arrays that helps reduce space requirements, lowers cooling costs and improves total cost of ownership (TCO).

New 3.5-inch Nearline Drives Provide Leading Capacity, Highest Reliability for 24x7, 100% Duty Cycle Operating Environments

IRVINE, Calif. - Sept. 27, 2012 - WD®, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), and a leader in the mobile, desktop, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives today announced it is further expanding its enterprise-class storage offerings with the release of new WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives in capacities up to 4 TB, the largest on the market today. Available immediately in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities for nearline SAS and 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB for SATA, the 3.5-inch WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives offer the powerful combination of enterprise-class features and superior capacity to meet the growing demands of conventional business-critical environments as well as the high-capacity and performance requirements of cloud and scale-out computing.

Doubles I/O storage performance and alleviates bottlenecks to help manage explosive data demands for cloud and enterprise datacenters

MILPITAS, Calif., July 17, 2012 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that its 12Gb/s SAS technology has been selected by Xyratex to power its next-generation storage systems. Xyratex will include the LSI® 12Gb/s I/O controller and expander, featuring DataBolt™ technology, to provide customers with leading-edge solutions to handle the scale and performance requirements brought on by rapidly growing storage demands.

Family of 10 new RAID controller cards and HBAs deliver high performance, data protection and scalability to meet the needs of datacenter, cloud and high-performance computing environments

MILPITAS, Calif., June 26, 2012 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced its latest MegaRAID® 6Gb/s SAS+SATA controllers and host bus adapters (HBAs) featuring the PCI Express® 3.0 interface.

Seven new LSI MegaRAID controllers are offered with four or eight ports and provide a powerful combination of intelligent performance, enterprise RAID data protection and proven interoperability. Three new LSI HBA models provide state-of-the-art connectivity for servers and appliances in a variety of enterprise-level environments including corporate datacenters, the cloud and high-performance computing.

SAN JOSE -- May 9, 2012 -- Today at the STA (www.scsita.org) Technology Showcase event co-located with the May T10 Standards meeting, a newly innovated Windows offloaded data transfer (ODX) technology was exhibited by Microsoft, Dell, HP, IBM and NetApp. Windows ODX enables the host system to interact with the storage arrays to perform data movement without consuming computer network bandwidth or host CPU cycles. By putting the storage array in charge of the data transfer, the server is left to perform other tasks. Microsoft and storage array partners have cooperated to develop a new T10 standard that specifies the range of blocks to be moved at the file level. This is a completely new way of doing data block movement within and between storage arrays. This capability is now available in Windows Server 2012 Beta and ODX capable storage arrays.

Protocol Analysis for 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

STA Technology Showcase, Santa Clara, CA, May 9, 2012 - LeCroy Corporation, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today announced the addition of the Sierra M124 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Protocol Analyzer platform to its leading Sierra protocol analyzer line of products; supporting protocol testing and debugging of all 12Gb/s SAS and legacy SAS storage interfaces. Previously, LeCroy has provided the Storage industry with the broadest range of test capabilities in the SCSI protocol test market. Now, along with today's announcement of the Summit PCIe protocol analyzer line's support of SCSI Express, LeCroy is also extending this commitment to the next generation of SAS.

Decoding for PQI Now Available in PCI Express Protocol Analyzer

STA Technology Showcase, Santa Clara, CA, May 9, 2012 - LeCroy Corporation, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today demonstrated new features added to its PCI Express protocol analyzer line of products that will support testing and debugging of all recently announced PCIe® Solid State Drive (SSD) host interfaces. Previously, LeCroy had been the first to introduce NVM Express decode functionality to all of their Summit protocol analyzer line of products, helping reduce decoding time for complex PCIe host/device transactions. Now LeCroy is broadening its support of SSD host interfaces to include support for SCSI Express's PQI (PCIe architecture Queuing Interface).

Achieve improved performance benefits of 12Gb/s SAS with existing 6Gb/s drive infrastructure
 
LSI to demonstrate DataBolt technology, together with Xyratex, at the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase

MILPITAS, Calif., May 8, 2012 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced DataBolt™ bandwidth optimizer technology, a unique performance acceleration feature for LSI® 12Gb/s SAS solutions designed to allow users to take advantage of 12Gb/s speeds while using existing 6Gb/s drive infrastructure.

Simplifies high-availability (HA) storage solutions and redefines economics for cloud datacenter and SMB customers

MILPITAS, Calif., May 8, 2012 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced it will demonstrate high-availability direct-attached storage (HA-DAS) solutions for Microsoft® Corp.'s Windows® Server platforms at the SCSI Trade Association (STA) Technology Showcase taking place May 9, 2012, at the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. LSI's HA-DAS solutions are designed to provide small and medium-sized business (SMB) and cloud datacenter customers with continuous application uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing HA solutions.

Industry Storage Event Highlights PMC Products in Key SAS Demonstrations

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 8, 2012 - PMC® (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced its participation and sponsorship of the SCSI Trade Association (STA) Technology Showcase. PMC will demonstrate its industry leading 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SAS and SSD caching products at this event for customers, industry analysts, editors and partners.

Technical milestones at conference to help pave the way for commercial deployment

Cupertino, Calif. -- May 7, 2012 -- Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) will demonstrate a variety of technologies at the SCSI Trade Association (STA) Technology Showcase this week aimed at improving the performance of servers, datacenters and cloud computing applications, including the first public demonstration of solid-state drives operating at 12 gigabits per second.

Industry Leader Working with STA to Develop Open Standards for Server-deployed NAND Flash Using SCSI and PCIe for Application Acceleration and Datacenter Efficiency

SALT LAKE CITY - May 3, 2012 - Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it is actively participating with the SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, to develop and market the open SCSI Express industry standard for PCI Express based storage. By leveraging PCIe connections in the server with a focus on NAND flash technologies, the standard will provide organizations with more options for integrating performance storage solutions into their datacenters. Fusion-io will also join in the upcoming SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase, "Taming the Data Beast!" on Wednesday, May 9 in Santa Clara.

Doubling Today's Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Speed, 12Gb/s SAS SSDs and HDDs will be the Drives of Choice for Future Generations of High-Performance Enterprise Servers and Storage Solutions;

HGST is Participating in the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase on May 9, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2012 - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NYSE: WDC) today announced the storage industry's first technology demonstration of a 12 gigabit per second (12Gb/s) SAS solid state drive (SSD), representing the next performance step in the evolution of SAS, the preferred interface technology for enterprise servers and storage solutions. HGST is participating in the 12Gb/s SAS demonstration at the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase on May 9, 2012, at the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif.

Extensive Nytro application acceleration portfolio combines PCIe flash technology with intelligent caching software; seamlessly integrates into existing environments

MILPITAS, Calif., April 2, 2012 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced the Nytro portfolio, a comprehensive family of solutions that combines PCIe® flash technology with intelligent caching and management software to achieve accelerated application performance in datacenters and cloud environments.

Cadence Announces Support for New Interface Verification IP for Development of Cloud Infrastructure
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2012 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced the company is adding support for two popular protocol standards used in cloud computing applications, 12Gb/s SAS and NVM Express, to the Cadence Verification IP (VIP) Catalog. The expanding VIP Catalog is helping leaders in the networking market, like AppliedMicro, to deliver the systems and SoCs powering cloud-based computing.

Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, NEC and others select LSI 6Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID solutions for new datacenter servers

MILPITAS, Calif., March 13, 2012 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that its SAS storage solutions will power more than 200 new server models based on the recently announced Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. Leading server manufacturers that have selected LSI® 6Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID® solutions to provide accelerated storage performance and enterprise data protection for their next-generation server platforms include Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, IBM, Intel, Lenovo and NEC.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 7, 2012 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., (Nasdaq:PMCS) or PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced that its 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controllers are shipping on new HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers. PMC's SRCv RoCs are the world's first production released PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0 capable storage controllers for the volume server market. The latest PCIe technology and 24 ports of 6Gb/s SAS connectivity enable Gen8 Servers to deliver seven times faster solid state storage performance and support twice the number of drives per RAID. The SRCv family is shipping as part of the HP Smart Array P420, P421 and P422 RAID Adapters, and across the HP ProLiant DL360p, DL380p and BL460c Gen8 servers.

Server Configuration Will Meet Cloud Data Center Performance and Reliability Requirements Leveraging Industry's only PCIe 3.0 Capable 24-Port RAID-on-Chip by PMC

CeBIT 2012, HANNOVER, Germany, March 6, 2012 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., (Nasdaq:PMCS) or PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced that Adaptec by PMC&trade is demonstrating a server that doubles storage performance, reduces power consumption and increases reliability in a smaller data center footprint to help meet the soaring demands on data centers while driving down total cost of ownership. The CeBIT demonstration features a RAID controller card prototype based on the industry's only PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0 capable 24-port RAID-on-Chip (RoC) from PMC, installed in a system based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family, and 22 Seagate Pulsar® enterprise solid state drives (SSDs). Visit Adaptec in the CeBIT Storage Pavilion, Hall 2, Stand E51 to view the demonstration.

Ultra-Reliable, High-Performance WD S25 SAS Drives Get Capacity Boost to Offer Greater Support for Mission-Critical Enterprise Server and Storage Environments

IRVINE, Calif. - Mar. 6, 2012 Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), a leader in the desktop, mobile, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives, today announced the availability of its third-generation WD® S25 SAS hard drives, serving the performance-optimized, mission-critical enterprise server and storage market. Shipping now, the new 2.5-inch, 10,000 RPM, WD S25 with SAS 6 Gb/s interface hard drives offer IT professionals a more advanced array of ultra-reliable and efficient, high-performance storage, available in capacities of 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, and 900 GB. The WD S25 line is designed for the most demanding applications such as online transaction processing and multi-tiered networked storage arrays.

Hitachi Ultrastar SSD400S SSDs are Now Shipping in EMC's VNX Family to Help Meet the Escalating Performance, Capacity, Endurance and Reliability Demands of Enterprise Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 5, 2012 - Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), a leading supplier of enterprise-class solid state and hard disk drives, today announced that EMC® Corporation (NYSE:EMC) has qualified and is now shipping Hitachi Ultrastar™ SSD400S SLC-based (single level cell), 2.5-inch, SAS solid state drives (SSD) in its "all Flash" VNX® Unified Storage systems for mission-critical Microsoft and Oracle environments. The Ultrastar SSD400S family is the world's first jointly develop SAS and FC enterprise-class SSDs, combining Hitachi GST's proven enterprise HDD strength with Intel's extensive capabilities developing high-endurance SLC NAND flash memory and advanced SSD technology. All of this powers Hitachi GST's leading line SSDs with high endurance, reliability and sustained performance for Tier 0, mission-critical server and storage workloads.

New 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID controllers deliver the highest available server RAID performance, unlocking the full storage I/O benefits of solid state drives

CeBIT 2012, HANNOVER, Germany, March 5, 2012 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a new line of MegaRAID® SATA+SAS controller cards designed to deliver the high I/O transaction performance required to accelerate the most demanding database applications and datacenter workloads. Powered by the LSI® dual-core 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC), the new controllers deliver data quickly and reliably to mission-critical applications by combining the industry's highest server RAID performance, achieving up to 200,000 RAID 5 random I/Os per second (IOPS), with intelligent flash-based caching and enhanced data protection capabilities.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 29, 2012 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., (Nasdaq:PMCS) or PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks today announced the Company has acquired Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:MXIM) 12Gb/s SAS expander technology. PMC expects the acquisition will strengthen its SAS design footprint with leading server OEMs. Combined with PMC's 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) products, Maxim's expander technology enables PMC to offer end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS solutions tailored for server platforms. Continued support for Maxim's industry-leading server expander firmware will preserve OEM investment as they transition from 6Gb/s SAS to 12Gb/s SAS.

Controllers Deliver Greater than Two Million IOPS and Expanders Provide 68 Ports of SAS Connectivity to Enable Mainstream SSD Deployment

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 31, 2012 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., (Nasdaq:PMCS) or PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced availability of its 12Gb/s SAS protocol controllers, RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controllers and expanders to enable breakthrough performance and scalability for server and networked storage. High-performance solid state drives (SSDs) can deliver up to 100 times more I/Os per second (IOPS) than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), creating the need for a new class of storage controller. PMC's 12Gb/s SAS controllers are optimized for performance to solve this need and release the full potential of SSDs. With the addition of the industry's highest port count expanders, PMC's 12Gb/s solution delivers 40 percent more drive connectivity than competitive solutions, enabling a new generation of scalable tiered storage for corporate and cloud data centers.

Technology demonstration to highlight significant performance benefits of 12Gb/s SAS with existing 6Gb/s drive infrastructure

ACCELERATING INNOVATION SUMMIT, MILPITAS, Calif., November 15, 2011 — LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced it is demonstrating the industry's first 12Gb/s SAS expander IC this week at the LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit and Technology Showcase in Milpitas, Calif.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 24, 2011 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., (Nasdaq:PMCS) or PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced the Tachyon® SPCve 6Gb/s SAS/SATA protocol controllers with integrated StorClad™ encryption technology. The virtualized nature of cloud data centers make securing corporate, financial and sensitive data paramount. Until now, data security was a network add-on, which made scalability, data encryption and key management difficult and expensive. PMC's SPCve controllers integrate line-rate data encryption into the existing data flow, providing a central, scalable and cost-effective means to secure and manage stored data. In addition, the controller-based encryption architecture is agnostic to drive type or vendor, allowing OEMs and cloud providers to mix and match HDDs and SSDs, and to encrypt their deployed storage infrastructure.

Adaptec Series 6Q RAID Controllers with maxCache 2.0 Read and Write Caching Enable SSDs to Radically Improve Storage Performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 17, 2011 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., (Nasdaq:PMCS) or PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced the Adaptec Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 SSD caching designed to accelerate data center and cloud computing application performance. Using solid state drives (SSDs) to cache frequently accessed data, maxCache 2.0 employs an intelligent, learned-path algorithm to radically improve performance of HDD-based arrays. PMC's second-generation SSD caching solution, maxCache 2.0, adds support for write caching to expand the application workloads that can benefit from this technology. The Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 improves quality of service, offers up to 13 times improvement in I/O operations per second (IOPS) and a 13 times reduction in application latency.

LSI® SAS ROC delivers I/O performance levels needed to unlock the full potential of flash storage and forthcoming PCI Express 3.0-based server platforms

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., September 13, 2011 — LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced it is demonstrating its next-generation 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) technology this week, September 13-15, at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

The IDF demonstration showcases a single 8-port 12Gb/s SAS ROC IC achieving over 1.2 million IOPS (I/O operations per second) running small block sequential reads/writes in a PCI Express® 2.0 direct-attached storage configuration connected to eight 6Gb/s Seagate® SAS 2.5-inch hard disk drives.

New Ultrastar™ SSD400M Family Offers a More Cost-Effective Alternative to SLC SSDs While Meeting the Demanding Needs of Tier 0 Enterprise Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Flash Memory Summit, August 9, 2011 - Until recently, conventional wisdom stated that SLC-based (single level cell) solid state drives (SSDs) were the only drives suitable for demanding Tier 0 Enterprise applications. That has changed with the introduction of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' (Hitachi GST) new Ultrastar SSD400M MLC (multi level cell) SSD family. As a cost-effective alternative to SLC SSDs, Hitachi GST's Enterprise MLC SSDs are the most advanced in the industry, utilizing Intel's 25 nanometer (nm), highest endurance Enterprise-grade, MLC NAND Flash and delivering outstanding performance. Couple this with Hitachi GST's known quality and reliability, and the result is a compelling Enterprise-class MLC SSD that meets the performance, capacity, endurance and reliability demands of today's Enterprise and Cloud data centers. Targeting Enterprise capacity sweet spots, the Ultrastar SSD400M family is available in a 2.5-inch form factor with a 6Gb SAS interface in capacities of 200GB and 400GB.

Intelligent read and write caching software using SSDs delivers up to 13X more transactions per second and 82 percent cost savings compared to HDD-only arrays

MILPITAS, Calif., August 9, 2011 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced LSI® MegaRAID® CacheCade™ Pro 2.0 read/write caching software for select LSI MegaRAID 6Gb/s SATA+SAS controller cards. The software is designed to dramatically accelerate application I/O performance of hard disk drive (HDD)-based arrays by intelligently caching frequently accessed, or "hot spot," data to solid-state drives (SSDs). MegaRAID controllers featuring CacheCade Pro 2.0 software can deliver up to 13X more transactions per second and an 82 percent cost savings compared to HDD-only arrays.

LSI SAS storage area network technologies boost storage bandwidth and fault tolerance, provide room for growth and reduce costs and complexity at Purdue University

MILPITAS, Calif., August 2, 2011 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Purdue University's Krannert School of Management has implemented an end-to-end SAS storage area network (SAN) based on LSI® 6Gb/s SATA+SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) and industry-first 6Gb/s SAS switch. The LSI SAS SAN solution has helped the school to optimize storage performance and utilization behind its expanded virtual server capacity; deliver an order of magnitude more storage bandwidth; and improve fault tolerance - all at a fraction of the cost of implementing a new Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN.

Technology demonstrations for OEM customers break the million IOPS performance barrier with a single 8-port RAID-on-Chip ICM

MILPITAS, Calif., July 25, 2011 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the industry's first sample shipments of 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC), controller and expander ICs to server and external storage OEMs, underscoring LSI® leadership in the SAS market segment. By providing customers with early samples of 12Gb/s SAS silicon, LSI is delivering a key technology milestone and laying the foundation for the anticipated SCSI Trade Association 12Gb/s SAS Plugfest in mid-2012.

Adaptec Series 6E Provides Affordable 6Gb/s RAID that Outperforms Software-based HBAs and SATA Controllers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 11, 2011 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., ("PMC") (Nasdaq:PMCS), the network semiconductor innovator, today announced the industry's first true hardware 6Gb/s SATA/SAS RAID controllers with on-board DRAM cache for the entry-level market segment. The Adaptec by PMC family of Series 6E RAID controllers enable HBA and hardware RAID functionality in an affordable single card. Based on PMC's industry-proven PM8013 SRC 6Gb/s RAID-on-Chip (RoC) and ARC RAID stack, the entry-level Series 6 four-port 6405E and eight-port 6805E controllers also leverage compatible GUI and management utility tools featured with all Adaptec RAID controllers.

6Gb/s SAS Tachyon Controller Family Sets New Benchmark with up to 16 Ports and More Than 750,000 IOPS

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 15, 2011 - PMC-Sierra, Inc., ("PMC") (Nasdaq:PMCS), the network semiconductor innovator, today introduced its latest generation of SAS/SATA protocol controllers, which doubles the performance and port density of existing solutions. The Tachyon® SPCv family sets the industry performance benchmark for enterprise storage systems, delivering more than 750,000 I/Os per second (IOPS), integrating 16 ports and supporting advanced data protection. The trend toward solid state drives (SSDs), which can provide a greater than 100x increase in IOPS compared to traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), is dramatically increasing performance requirements for enterprise storage systems. The Tachyon SPCv controller's innovative multi-core architecture enables storage equipment manufacturers to take full advantage of SSD performance.

PMC's Innovative Storage Solutions Accelerate SAS Adoption in Storage Systems and Servers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 13, 2011 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. ("PMC," Nasdaq:PMCS), the network semiconductor innovator, today announced that the company has shipped more than 74 million 6Gb/s SAS system ports, establishing PMC as the leading provider of 6Gb/s SAS technology. Unprecedented demand for storage capacity and performance is fueling wide-spread deployment of 6Gb/s SAS 2.5" Small-Form-Factor Hard Disk Drives in both server and networked storage systems. PMC's end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS chipset solution, including Tachyon® SPC protocol controllers, SRCv RAID-on-Chip controllers, and the maxSAS™ family of expanders, is enabling the world's leading storage and server OEMs to rapidly transition from 3Gb/s SAS to 6Gb/s SAS with industry-leading performance, scalability and power efficiency.

Showcasing Storage Solutions at Createasphere 2010

Amherst, NY (November 1, 2010) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, will be showcasing its extensive line of storage connectivity products for demanding digital media applications at the Createasphere conference and exposition. Held at the Burbank Airport Marriott and Convention Center in Burbank, California, the show runs November 3 through the 4th.

High-performance, low-cost storage networking option allows storage resources to be shared across multiple servers for optimized storage utilization and simplified management

MILPITAS, Calif., October 12, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced in the channel the industry's first 6Gb/s SAS switch. The LSITM SAS6160 switch is designed to significantly extend the capabilities of SAS in direct-attached storage (DAS) environments by allowing multiple servers to connect to one or more independent external storage systems. The 6Gb/s SAS switch offers customers a high-performance, low-cost and easy-to-use storage networking option for rack-mount server and storage installations in cloud computing, data center and managed hosting application environments.

New MegaRAID, 3ware and HBA products allow single card to directly connect up to 24 drives inside the server or externally connect up to 512 devices for efficient and simplified storage expansion

MILPITAS, Calif., July 27, 2010 ­ LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today launched in the channel new high port count 6Gb/s SATA+SAS MegaRAID® and 3ware® RAID controller cards and host bus adapters (HBAs). The new storage adapters support both internal storage and external JBOD expansion to provide customers with a scalable and reliable solution to address the growing storage requirements in application environments ranging from cloud computing and video streaming to high-performance computing and general-purpose servers.

New 3.5-inch HDD Bracket Enables Organizations to Leverage Existing Storage Hardware While Gaining the Benefits of Current Generation 2.5-inch Drives

IRVINE, Calif., June 22, 2010 - Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and the industry pioneer in small form factor enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced the launch of hte MBF2xxLRC, a 2.5-inch enterprise HDD mounted in a 3.5-inch bracket.

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New CTS2600 family of configurable storage components enable channel partners to build, customize, brand and sell complete external storage systems

MILPITAS, Calif., June 22, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components, offering white box channel partners a quick, efficient and cost-effective approach to build, customize, brand and sell a wide range of external storage system configurations. The unique approach using configurable components is designed to provide channel partners with the flexibility to assemble complete systems to their customers' specifications without the need for costly stocking of pre-configured systems.

High-Availability Connectivity for HP Storage

HP Tech Forum, Las Vegas, NV (June 21, 2010) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that it will be showing its HP qualified storage connectivity products at HP Technology Forum in Las Vegas, NV. Featured products include ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs, Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator and ExpressPCI SCSI HBAs. ATTO products provide HP customers with new opportunities to implement high-availability and high-performance storage connectivity solutions into bandwidth intensive media & entertainment and general IT environments.

Collaborates with Marvell to Deliver Third Generation SAS/SATA RAID Adapters

Amherst, NY (June 8, 2010) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the immediate availability of its ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters, delivering significant advancements in performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features. The ExpressSAS R60F (16 port internal), R680 (8 port external), R608 (8 port internal), and R644 (4 port external/4 port internal) feature ATTO's industry-proven RAID stack and incorporate Marvell Technology Group's 88RC9580 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor technology. By working with Marvell, customers will see a significant increase in application performance in media and entertainment and general IT environments.

Providing High-Performance Storage Connectivity to Adobe Creative Professionals

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, joins the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Production Premium Road Show as a Silver Sponsor. During the seven city tour, ATTO will promote their line of ExpressSAS 6Gb/s & 3Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID and Host Bus Adapters and Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters as complimentary hardware to the new CS5 Production Premium Suite. ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBA's and ExpressSAS RAID and Host Bus Adapters are the preferred choice of creative professionals worldwide.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2010, - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS) today announced its maxRAI™ architecture and the first product in the family, the BR5225-80 RAID adapter designed for solid state disk (SSD) storage in x86 servers (see Figure 1). Based on PMC-Sierra's market-leading, multi-core SRC 8x6G RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controller and multi-threaded, performance-optimized RAID stack software, the maxRAID BR5225-80 connects PCI Express® (PCIe®) 2.0 to eight SAS/SATA ports at up to 6Gb/s and targets data- and transaction-intensive applications requiring highest IOPS and throughput. The maxRAID architecture currently delivers 136,000 IOPS in a single RAID controller and can achieve up to 300,000 IOPS, as shown in simulations of PMC-Sierra's next-generation 6Gb/s SAS RAID solution. PMC-Sierra's RAID platform includes the maxRAID Storage Manager, a web-based graphical application with an intuitive user interface that allows users to manage their server storage efficiently from a standard browser on any console within the company or VPN.

Engenio 2600 with SAS technology provides small and mid-size enterprises with midrange performance and functionality at entry-level affordability

MILPITAS, Calif., May 11, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced the LSITM Engenio® 2600 storage system, an entry-level external storage system based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. The system provides midrange performance and advanced functionality designed to allow small and medium businesses and enterprise remote and branch offices to easily adapt to escalating data volumes and performance requirements without sacrificing simplicity or affordability.

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, will be showcasing its extensive line of storage connectivity products for demanding digital media applications at the 2010 NAB Show this week in Las Vegas. Located in booth SL2512, ATTO will be featuring their latest product offerings, including the FastStream™ SC SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controller with 8Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity to SAS/SATA storage, Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, FibreConnect™ 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Switches and ExpressSAS SAS/SATA RAID adapters, in three live demonstrations aimed at improving workflow performance and productivity.

ATTO's SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters Incorporated into SeaChange Storage Servers

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s ExpressSAS SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters have been chosen by SeaChange International, Inc., the leading provider of software applications, services and integrated solutions for video on demand (VOD), digital advertising, and content acquisition, monetization and management, to provide high performance connectivity for their storage servers. Using this integrated solution, SeaChange is able to achieve unprecedented flash memory-based streaming performance, reliability and flexibility that significantly reduces operational costs for on-demand service providers.

New rack-optimized 6Gb/s SATA and SAS storage enclosures enable channel customers to cost-effectively expand storage capacity beyond the server

MILPITAS, Calif., March 23, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduced in the channel two rack-optimized 6Gb/s SATA and SAS JBOD storage enclosures designed to allow businesses to cost-effectively respond to escalating data volumes and changing storage requirements. The LSI™ model 620J and 630J storage expansion enclosures are the latest additions to the broad LSI portfolio of storage building blocks, which enable channel customers to deploy affordable and highly scalable, high-performance storage solutions.

SAS switches enable direct-attached storage to be used as a scalable, low-cost storage network for SMB, mega data center and cloud computing environments

MILPITAS, Calif., March 16, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the sampling of the industry's first series of 6Gb/s SAS switches to OEM customers. The new LSITM model SAS6160 and SAS6161 switches significantly extend the capabilities of SAS in direct-attached storage (DAS) environments by allowing multiple servers to connect to one or more independent external storage systems. SAS616x series switches are designed to provide a low-cost and easy-to-use shared storage option for rack-mounted server and storage installations in cloud computing, mega data center and small- to medium-sized business environments.

Next-generation LSI SAS and RAID technology integrated across NEC server platforms, enabling new levels of performance, scalability and reliability

MILPITAS, Calif., February 9, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that NEC has selected LSITM 6Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® controller cards for integration into NEC Express5800 series servers. The recently launched LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i controller, featuring the LSISAS2108 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC), provides the NEC Express5800 server platforms with new levels of performance, scalability and reliability for consolidation, database and line-of-business applications.

Extensive line of entry- to enterprise-class storage adapters enables channel partners to match storage solutions to customer requirements

MILPITAS, Calif., January 19, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today expanded the industry's broadest portfolio of 6Gb/s SATA+SAS storage adapters with the introduction of new MegaRAID® controller cards and host bus adapters (HBAs). New offerings include the first 6Gb/s controller cards in the MegaRAID entry line, expansion of the MegaRAID value and feature lines, and new HBAs including a high port count configuration.

High-performance 3ware SATA+SAS RAID controllers extend broadest portfolio of storage adapters for the channel

MILPITAS, Calif., January 19, 2010 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a new family of high-performance LSITM 3ware® SATA+SAS RAID controller cards based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. The new 3ware 9750 series cards, which are immediately available to indirect channel partners, provide exceptional performance, usability and reliability for small- to mid-sized enterprises, particularly in sequential I/O and multi-stream application environments such as video streaming and data archival.

WD S25 SAS Hard Drives Provide High-Reliability and Performance for Mission-critical Server and Storage Applications

Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD®, known for its hard disk drive leadership in the desktop, mobile and consumer marketplaces, today announced its entry into the traditional enterprise market segment with volume production shipments of its first 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch, small form factor, SAS interface hard drives. The WD S25 provides up to 300 GB of high-performance storage suitable for both mission-critical enterprise server and enterprise storage applications, such as high-I/O-driven applications and configurations, as well as data centers and large data arrays.

Breadth of LSI and Supermicro 6Gb/s SAS portfolios allow channel customers to deploy high-performance, highly scalable storage solutions

MILPITAS, Calif., October 26, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a collaboration with Super Micro Computer, Inc. to enable end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS solutions for channel customers. Combining LSITM 6Gb/s SAS silicon and MegaRAID® technology with Supermicro® 6Gb/s SAS Server Building Block Solutions® and Seagate® 6Gb/s SAS drives, these solutions enable scalable direct-attached storage topologies that deliver high I/O performance in large cluster and datacenter environments.

Dynamic Duo of Self-Encrypting, 15,000 RPM 2.5-Inch and 3.5-Inch Ultrastar Drives Improve Storage Efficiency without Sacrificing Performance or Capacity

San Jose, Calif., October 13, 2009 - Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced worldwide availability of two new 15,000 RPM Ultrastar hard drives for Tier 0/1, mission-critical, enterprise storage applications. The new drives include the Ultrastar C15K147, Hitachi's first 15,000 RPM, 2.5-inch 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drive, and the new 600GB Ultrastar 15K600, the company's fourth generation 3.5-inch drive with either 6Gb/s SAS or 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FCAL) interfaces. To help enterprises protect sensitive data and comply with privacy and data protection regulations, Hitachi now offers industry-compliant, self-encrypting, enterprise-class hard drives as an option across all of its 10,000 and 15,000 RPM Ultrastar drives.

New LSI SAS 9200 series HBAs deliver SATA+SAS connectivity and offer twice the throughput rates and scalability of the previous generation

MILPITAS, Calif., October 13, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced availability of a new family of high-performance SATA+SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. The LSI™ SAS 9200 series HBAs, based on the LSISAS2008 6Gb/s SAS controller IC, offer new levels of performance and scalability for internal and external direct-attached storage deployments using SATA and SAS disk drives.

Increased Performance and Versatility of Emulex InSpeed Bridging Technology For Enterprise Storage System OEMs

Storage Networking World - PHOENIX, AZ, October 13, 2009 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it is expanding the performance and versatility of its market-leading InSpeed® Bridging technology through the addition of enterprise storage system support for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) to Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) bridging in SAS environments, support for SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) in Fibre Channel environments, and support for ultra-high performance Solid State Drives (SSDs) in both SAS and Fibre Channel environments.

Amherst, NY/Paris, France (September 23, 2009) -Today ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, together with LaCie, a leading provider of professional storage solutions, announced an OEM partnership designed to deliver integrated SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel storage solutions for digital video and IT customers.

PMC-Sierra's maxSAS™ 6Gb/s SAS Chipset Increases System Performance, Scalability, Manageability and Security while Lowering Total Cost of Ownership

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 31, 2009 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS) today announced volume production of its maxSAS™ end-to-end chipset for 6Gb/s SAS enterprise storage systems (see Figure 1). PMC-Sierra's complete 6Gb/s SAS chipset, which includes the Tachyon® SPC 8x6G SAS protocol controller, SXP 36x6GSec 36-port and SXP 24x6GSec 24-port SAS Expanders, and system management firmware, is shipping in volume to multiple leading storage and server OEMs.

LSI claims top position in SAS unit shipments as industry rapidly transitions to serial RAID technology

MILPITAS, Calif., August 26, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Gartner, Inc. ranked LSI as the worldwide leader in host bus RAID controller unit shipments for 2008. According to the latest market data released by the firm, LSI maintained its No. 1 position for the second consecutive year with 31.4 percent unit share.[1]

Extensive SATA+SAS controller line delivers powerful performance advantage and innovative features to enable channel partners to gain a competitive edge

MILPITAS, Calif., July 28, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today launched in the channel a new generation of high-performance MegaRAID® SATA+SAS RAID controller cards based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. With innovative new 6Gb/s SAS product features and support for SATA, SAS and solid-state drives (SSDs), the MegaRAID 9200 series controllers provide small- to mid-sized enterprises with superior levels of RAID performance and scalability for internal and external storage.

Dot Hill, Infortrend, NEC and Xyratex select LSI 6Gb/s SAS external storage solutions including controller and expander ICs and SAS-to-SATA bridge cards

MILPITAS, Calif., July 22, 2009 -LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Dot Hill, Infortrend, NEC and Xyratex have selected LSITM 6Gb/s SAS solutions to enable their next-generation external storage platforms. As the SAS market segment leader with over 13 million SAS ICs shipped worldwide, LSI provides the industry's only end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS product portfolio for external storage applications, including SAS controller and expander ICs and SAS-to-SATA bridge cards.

Leading distributors and system builders are ready for 3.5-inch mission-critical hard drive designed for long-term business sustainability and reduced TCO

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- July 13, 2009 -Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) today announced it is now shipping its technology-leading Cheetah® 15K.7 enterprise-class hard drives into the worldwide distribution channel. As the highest performing, highest capacity 3.5-inch mission critical hard drive with best-in-class reliability for Tier 1 environments, the Cheetah 15K.7 drive is ideal for a wide range of server and storage applications. With the Cheetah 15K.7 hard drive, Seagate's technology leadership moves firmly past the competition as it delivers the industry's first 15K-rpm drive to reach the 600GB capacity point while providing record reliability of 1.6 million hours MTBF.

Promise Technology and PMC-Sierra Partner to Deliver Complete 6Gb/s SAS and PCI Express 2.0 Enabled RAID Solution

MILPITAS, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2009 - Promise Technology Inc., a leading supplier of sophisticated RAID storage solutions for enterprise and SMB customers, today announced that NEC has selected Promise Technology's SuperTrak 6G RAID controller cards for its 6Gb/s SAS server platforms. Promise's SuperTrak line is powered by PMC-Sierra's PM8011 SRC 8x6G 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controller, which enables NEC"s next-generation servers to offer the latest in server storage technology. The new servers provide NEC's customers with a proven, industry-hardened RAID stack and 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller platform featuring superior levels of performance and scalability.

Endicott, NY - May 6, 2009 - Amphenol, an industry leader in high performance interconnect devices, announces the availability of 6Gb/s mini-SAS cables with keying features required to support the extended lengths of SAS 2.0 six through ten meter cables. Soon to be announced will be Amphenol's active cables for mini-SAS applications (SAS 2.1).

Amphenol is a proven performer and supporter of SCSI technology with a mission to provide best in class performance.

Additional information on mini-SAS cables, please visit the company's website at http://www.amphenol-aipc.com

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6Gb/s SAS Industry Leaders Deliver Compatible, High-Performance Storage Solutions for OEM and Worldwide Distribution Channels

Amherst, NY and San Jose, CA (April 14, 2009) - ATTO Technology and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced interoperability of their respective 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products designed for use in high-performance server and storage applications. The combination of ATTO ExpressSAS host bus adapters with Hitachi Ultrastar C10K300 hard drives deliver fast 6Gb/s data transfers for high I/O enterprise environments. The new 6Gb/s SAS interface delivers 100 percent faster data throughput than previously available using a 3Gb/s SAS interconnect. The companies began working together early in the development of 6Gb/s SAS to share design implementations and debug information, as well as conduct extensive testing to ensure an interoperable solution that delivers compatibility and overall system performance.

Amherst, NY (April 14, 2009) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, is exhibiting several new products, including their FastStream™ SC 8500 RAID Storage Controller with 8Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity to SAS/SATA storage, Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host bus adapters, at this week's NAB Show. Located in booth SL2205, ATTO will showcase three live demonstrations of the industry's highest-performing storage connectivity solutions for demanding video and audio environments where workflow productivity is critical and performance must be optimal.

Dell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, IBM, Intel, NEC, Sun Microsystems and others incorporate LSI SAS ICs, HBAs and MegaRAID products

STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, ORLANDO, Fla., April 7, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that its SAS ICs, HBAs and MegaRAID® products will enable more than 80 new server and workstation models based on the recently announced high-performance, multi-core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series. Industry-leading OEMs incorporating LSITM SAS storage technology include Dell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, IBM, Intel, NEC and Sun Microsystems, underscoring the broad demand for LSI SAS technology across the industry's broadest spectrum of OEM platforms.

Embeddable and desktop versions provide low latency access to RAID-protected shared storage

Amherst, NY - Building on the success of its Fibre Channel to SAS/SATA Storage Controller products, ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments today announced a new addition to their FastStream™ Storage Controller line. The FastStream SC 8200 is an easy-to-use storage controller that provides 6-Gigabit SAS host connectivity and 3-Gigabit SAS/SATA drive connectivity with high-performance RAID protection and advanced storage management features to address performance intensive, price sensitive environments. The FastStream SC 8200 is provided in two versions; an external rackmount/desktop appliance and an embeddable RAID controller targeted at OEMs and Systems Integrators.

Single server performance milestone underscores role of direct-attached storage as scalable, sharable solution for data center environments

STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, ORLANDO, Fla., April 6, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that it is the first company to achieve more than 1 million input/output operations per second (IOPS) in a 6Gb/s SAS performance demonstration running on a single server. One million IOPS is a crucial step toward increasing the adoption of direct-attached storage (DAS) as a scalable and sharable solution for organizations struggling to keep pace with growing data volumes and rising data center costs.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 31, 2009 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS) today announced that its SRC 8x6G 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) and SXP 36x6GSec 6Gb/s SAS Expander are shipping across HP's new line of ProLiant G6 servers. PMC-Sierra's end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS chipset enables HP's ProLiant storage solutions to set a new industry achievement for server performance and scalability. ProLiant G6 servers equipped with PMC-Sierra's SRC RoC and HP's industry-leading Smart Array RAID Stack enable RAID 5 write throughput at levels more than 150 percent greater than previous-generation ProLiant G5 controllers. Similar testing for RAID 0 read IOPS performance delivers over 350 percent greater results than previous solutions.

Twice the Performance of Existing SAS/SATA HBA's

Amherst, NY (March 24, 2009) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the release of a family of five 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapters, the ExpressSAS H608, H680, H644, H60F and H6F0, to the general marketplace. As part of this release, ATTO unveiled the industry's highest performing SAS/SATA HBA's available, the ExpressSAS H60F and 6F0, featuring two independent controllers, support for up to 512 physical devices, and 16 independent lanes of 600MB/s connectivity for an aggregate throughput of up to 19.2 GB full duplex.

New Active Copper Cables will extend the Reach of Serial Attached SCSI Interconnects to 25 meters and Enable Complete Connectivity for Today's Data Centers

SANTA CLARA, CA - March 13, 2009 - Quellan, a leader in Analog Signal Processing and RF Noise Cancellation ICs, today announced the availability of a portfolio of 6Gb/s SAS products including mini-SAS active cables, active cable modules, based on its production QLx4600 Lane Extender IC.

New features also enable hard drive spin-down for reduced power consumption and energy costs; extend VMware virtualization support

MILPITAS, Calif., March 10, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced MegaRAID® Release 3.6, which provides new features and advanced functionality for 3Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 87XX and 88XX series adapters. New features include enhanced management and data protection capabilities for solid state drives (SSD), hard drive spin-down for reduced power consumption and expanded VMware® virtualization support.

Unique Design Provides the Power of Two Independent Host Adapters

Amherst, NY (February 18, 2009) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the release of the industry's first 16-port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Adapters, the ExpressSAS H60F and H6F0, as well as the release of the 4-internal/4-external port ExpressSAS H644, to its existing family of 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host adapters. Now available for OEMs, the H60F, H6F0 and H644 deliver throughput of up to 600MB/s per port with the flexibility to connect to SAS, SAS2.0, SATA and SATA II devices.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 27, 2009 -PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS) today announced that its PM8011 SRC 8x6G 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) is shipping on the new high-performance Smart Array RAID controller cards from HP. The superior performance and flexibility of PMC-Sierra's SRC RoC enables the next-generation 6Gb/s SAS RAID platform to more than double the performance of existing RAID solutions. The new HP P212, P410, and P411 Smart Array RAID cards harness the full throughput of 6Gb/s SAS and 5Gb/s PCI Express 2.0 using PMC-Sierra's innovative RoCstar™ Contention-Free Architecture to maximize performance in equipment such as the HP ProLiant DL385 G5p and HP ProLiant DL580 G5 servers.

Adds to growing list of tier-one server OEMs turning to LSI RAID-on-Chip and SAS technology to enable 6Gb/s SAS solutions

MILPITAS, Calif., January 20, 2009 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) has selected LSI 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) and MegaRAID® products to enable next-generation entry- to enterprise-server platforms. Supermicro adds to a growing list of tier-one OEMs that have selected LSITM ROC and SAS technology to provide enabling silicon and software solutions as the market readies for the transition to 6Gb/s SAS technology.

High-Performance RAID Adapter and Storage Controller Top Product List for High Bandwidth Applications

Macworld Expo, San Francisco, CA (January 5, 2009) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, is demonstrating its newest technologies during the Macworld Conference & Expo. Macworld visitors will be the first to experience a pre-launch demonstration of the ATTO FastStream™ SC 8500 - the latest addition to its FastStream RAID storage controller line with 8Gb Fibre Channel connectivity to 3Gb SAS/SATA storage. The ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID Adapter for direct attached storage environments will also be demonstrated and ATTO's complete product line will be showcased at booth 1543 during the show in San Francisco this week.

ATTO Adds the FastStreamTM 8500 to its line of high-performance RAID Storage Controllers

Amherst, NY (January 5, 2009) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments today announced release of the industry's first 8-Gb Fibre Channel-to-SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controller. The latest addition to the ATTO FastStream™ RAID Storage Controller line, FastStream SC 8500 is an independent external RAID Storage Controller that provides 8-Gb Fibre Channel host connectivity to multiple tiers of low-cost, off-the-shelf SAS/SATA disk storage enclosures. The FastStream SC 8500, well-suited for mid-range storage solutions, is the highest performing RAID controller in its class delivering up to 1400 MB/sec. access to data while providing parity RAID protection to multiple tiers of disk enclosures.

Next-generation IBM ServeRAID controllers powered by LSI 6Gb/s SAS technology achieve greater throughput for mission-critical applications

MILPITAS, Calif., November 3, 2009 -LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced its 6Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® products are shipping on two new IBM System x servers, enabling new levels of server storage performance, reliability and scalability. The IBM rack-mount servers, with integrated LSI 6Gb/s SAS technology, provide end customers with cost-effective solutions for Web serving, e-business, collaboration, distributed database, SAP deployments and virtualization.

ATTO Delivers SAS Connectivity Solution for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Open Source Environments

Amherst, NY (December 16, 2008) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that the ATTO ExpressSAS H30F SAS/SATA II Host Adapter has received the NovellR YES CERTIFIED compatibility designation with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Service Pack 1. The ExpressSAS H30F host adapter is a 16-port SAS/SATA II host adapter with transfer rates of up to 3 Gigabit per second per port with the flexibility to connect to both SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and SATA II (Serial ATA) devices. YES CERTIFIED status assures customers that the H30F is compatible with Novell products, and that ATTO and Novell will work together to support customers that are deploying the H30F in a Novell environment.

ExpressSAS Host Adapters to Power Data-Intensive IT and Digital Media Applications

Amherst, NY (December 11, 2008) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announces the immediate availability of the ExpressSAS H608 and ExpressSAS H680, the industry's only 6Gb/s SAS host adapters. Leveraging PCI Express 2.0 and 6Gb/s SAS performance, the H608 and H680 deliver the fastest available connection to SAS/SATA storage (up to 8Gb/sec. full-duplex), powering data-intensive IT and digital media applications such as email compliance, tape backup, data warehousing, high-definition video post-production and digital film production.

High-Performing SAS Drives Offer Best-in-Class Environmental Benefits

Sunnyvale, CA, November 17, 2008 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced the launch of its 2.5-inch MBD2 RC and MBE2 RC series of 10K and 15K RPM 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) enterprise hard disk drives (HDD). When designing the latest HDDs, Fujitsu leveraged perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) to double the capacity from the previous generation product while significantly reducing power consumption. The new series of enterprise-class HDDs boast best-in-class power consumption and are the first enterprise drives from Fujitsu to be halogen-free(1).

Breaks the Barrier in Operational Efficiency and Redefines Midrange Storage Features Industry's First Dynamic Load Balancing Storage Controller and SAS Backplane Architecture

SNW FALL, Dallas, Texas, Oct. 13, 2008 - Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today unveiled its next-generation line-up of midrange storage systems, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 Series. Breaking new ground in operational efficiency, Hitachi Data Systems is introducing a wide range of pioneering technologies, previously unavailable on a midrange storage platform, that deliver improved performance, connectivity, scalability, reliability and ease-of-use to midrange customers, and demonstrate Hitachi's rich heritage of world-class storage innovation. Customers benefit by implementing a sophisticated, cost-effective midrange storage platform that can scale to better address their growing storage environments and diverse application requirements.

OEMs sampling new SAS-to-SATA bridge cards and 16-port storage processor for external storage systems

STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, DALLAS, Tex., October 14, 2008 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced significant extensions to its SAS portfolio with the introduction of the industry's first 6Gb/s SAS-to-SATA bridge cards and 16-port SAS storage processor. The new 6Gb/s SAS components for external storage applications extend the industry's broadest portfolio of SAS solutions. Major OEMs are sampling the new 6Gb/s SAS products to gain a time-to-market advantage for the deployment of next-generation SAS infrastructure solutions.

Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, IBM, Intel, NEC, and Sun Microsystems select LSI RAID-On-Chip and SAS technology to provide enabling silicon and software solutions

MILPITAS, Calif., October 22, 2008 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, IBM, Intel, NEC and Sun Microsystems have selected its 6Gb/s SAS RAID-On-Chip (ROC) solution to enable next-generation entry- to enterprise- server platforms. According to IDC estimates*, 6Gb/s SAS market adoption will begin in mid-to-late 2009 and is linked to the broad availability and production volume shipments of SAS ecosystem components and devices.

OEM customers sampling new 6Gb/s SAS controller and RAID-on-Chip ICs for interoperability and validation testing; speeding transition to complete 6Gb/s SAS ecosystem

MILPITAS, Calif., September 9, 2008 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced sample shipments of its second-generation 6Gb/s SAS controller and RAID-on-Chip (ROC) ICs to major OEM customers. With over ten million SAS ICs shipped, the products extend the industry's broadest portfolio of SAS solutions, further strengthening the company's silicon-to-systems leadership in the SAS market.

New SAS/SATA chassis offers high-efficiency power supply and SPGC pre-plated chassis design

City of Industry, CA - July 24, 2008 - Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC), an industry leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, announced today the release of its' new G-Series SAS/SATA storage server chassis product line. The environmentally friendly solution features high-efficiency power supply, SPGC pre-plated steel with minimal paint and tool-less ball-bearing mounting rails for hassle free installation and maintenance, providing users with a cost-effective solution ideally suited for a broad range of applications.

Near-line archive solution enhances productivity and reduces production costs

City of Industry, CA - June 12, 2008 - Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC), an industry leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, announced today the implementation of its rack-mount server chassis technology with SeaChange International's MediaLibrary near line storage system for television broadcasters, an innovative solution that has been deployed by Los Angeles PBS affiliate KCET-TV. The system provides KCET with an accessible, fast and scalable solution ideally suited to meet their growing production and play-to-air workflow needs.

LISLE, Ill. - May 28, 2008 - For the growing server-storage market, Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) introduced the latest addition to its iPass product family. For systems with boards fixed to one side of the chassis, the new stacked dual port connector makes it possible to double the I/O bandwidth without a mechanical redesign of the system enclosures.

Hitachi Combines Performance and Power Efficiency in an Enterprise-Hardened 450GB Drive

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 20, 2008 - Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced that Dell (DELL) is using Ultrastar™ 15K450 hard drives, which have a low power efficiency index of 0.03 watts/GB, to deliver higher capacities across multiple platforms in its PowerEdge™ Server and PowerVault™ Storage product families. Hitachi is driving the new industry metric of "watts/GB," as customers are increasingly making decisions based on power profile for the increasing amounts of data that they store. Hitachi's latest Ultrastar drive clearly raises the bar for the industry with respect to "green" hard drives, without sacrificing enterprise class performance. The 3.5-inch, 15,000 RPM drives deliver 450GB of storage and a 30 percent improvement generation-to-generation in sequential throughput. They also have 50 percent more available capacity than their 300GB predecessors, but similar low power characteristics. IT managers will benefit from a lower total cost of ownership for enterprise storage, with reduced datacenter footprint and energy usage.

SINGAPORE and Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 7, 2008 - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a technology leader in fiber optic solutions for high-speed networks, and A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) of Singapore, today announced a partnership to bring world-class storage area network (SAN) training to Asia and Singapore. The agreement unites the SAN expertise of Finisar's Medusa Labs with the unique training capabilities of DSI's Network Storage Technology (NST) division.

Demo Showcases 6Gb/s SAS I/O Throughput and RAID Functionality as Critical Technology Milestone Toward Achieving Complete Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Ecosystem

MILPITAS, Calif., May 6, 2008 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI), in collaboration with industry leaders Dell and Seagate, today announced the companies have successfully achieved 6Gb/s SAS I/O throughput and confirmation of data integrity in an interoperability demonstration. The technology demonstration used LSI 6Gb/s SAS RAID-On-Chip (ROC) controller ICs and 6Gb/s SAS high-port count expanders, performing read/write I/Os, at full bandwidth. The end-to-end interoperability demo is a critical milestone toward achieving a complete SAS ecosystem.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2008 - PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS) and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced the companies successfully achieved interoperability between PMC-Sierra's end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS chipsets and Hitachi 6Gb/s SAS prototype hard disk drives (HDDs). PMC-Sierra's 6Gb/s SAS chipsets include the Tachyon® SPC 8x6G SAS protocol controller, the SRC 8x6G RAID-on-Chip controller and maxSAS™ SXP 36/24x6GSec expander switches.

New Line Rate Enhances Finisar's Industry-Leading Xgig® Protocol Tester Solutions

Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 23, 2008 - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a global technology leader in fiber optic and test and measurement solutions for high-speed networks, today announced that it is shipping Xgig® Jammer 2.9, the industry's first 6 Gb/s SAS error injector used for high-performance testing of storage products. The Xgig® Jammer provides 6 Gb/s SAS protocol testing support to greatly accelerate interoperability and compliance testing by ensuring that storage products adhere to the protocol standards. This new product is integrated in to the powerful Xgig® unified platform which supports all high speed storage protocols including 8Gb/s Fibre Channel, 10Gb/s Ethernet and iSCSI as well as the emerging 6Gb/s SAS and SATA offerings.

450GB Ultrastar Drive Delivers 30 Percent More I/Os than its Predecessor

SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 16, 2008 - Assuming the reins as the enterprise hard drive performance and capacity leader, Hitachi today announced the Ultrastar™15K450. The new drive uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to deliver 450GB of storage, currently the highest available capacity in 15,000 RPM enterprise-class hard drives. The Ultrastar 15K450 is an ideal solution for mission-critical server and storage applications, such as online transaction processing, intensive database queries and other multi-user applications.

Allows users to save and access high volume graphic/video files at 2.4GB/s bandwidth

City of Industry, CA - April 9, 2008 - Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC), an industry leading designer and manufacturer of rackmount server and data storage enclosure solutions, will introduce its revolutionary new MiniBOD - XJ-SA01-08-A1, as well as hold live demonstrations with ecosystem partners Seagate and ATTO Technology at the 2008 NAB show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 14-17, in booth SL9525.

Unprecedented performance along with improved data integrity over SATA, makes the Barracuda® ES.2 SAS hard drive the ideal solution for expanding Nearline applications

ORLANDO, FL., Storage Networking World - April 7, 2008 - Seagate (NYSE: STX) today announced it has begun worldwide shipment of its 1 terabyte (TB) enterprise-class Barracuda® ES.2 hard drives with a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface. Applications addressing rich media content and collaborative applications like email can benefit from the average 135% performance boost over SATA-interface drives along with robust enterprise features and native compatibility.

Up To 5X Faster Than Competitors, Series 5 Unified Serial(TM) Controllers Deliver Unprecedented Storage Capacity and Value of SATA Connectivity with SAS Scalability

HANOVER, Germany, March 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ - Adaptec(R) Inc., (Nasdaq: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today unveiled the Adaptec RAID Series 5 Unified Serial controller family, the first RAID solution offering up to 28-port connectivity with both internal and external ports to achieve I/O performance up to five times faster than competitive products.

Major OEMs sampling new 6Gb/s SAS expander from LSI to gain time-to-market advantage on the path to 6Gb/s SAS infrastructures

MILPITAS, Calif., March 5, 2008 - LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the industry's first sample shipments of 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) expander ICs to major OEM customers, further strengthening its leadership position in the SAS market. By providing OEMs with samples of its second generation SAS expander IC products, LSI is laying the groundwork for complete 6Gb/s SAS ecosystems, which the SCSI Trade Association estimates will be available in the second half of 2009.

LSI technology is key enabler for new family of IBM adapters and RAID on motherboard (ROMB) solutions

MILPITAS, Calif., February 20, 2008 - LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) today announced that its MegaRAID® technology was selected by IBM® for integration into the IBM System x™ server line, via its new ServeRAID-MR10 family of adapters and ROMB solutions. Server customers using IBM ServeRAID adapters based on LSI™ RAID on Chip (ROC) technology now have a cost-effective choice for internal and external direct-attached storage (DAS) employing SAS and SATA disk drives.

High-performance RAID functionality integrated into high-speed, intelligent and secure server solutions

MILPITAS, Calif., January 31, 2008 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) today announced that NEC has selected LSI MegaRAID® Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) adapters for integration into NEC's newest Express5800 series of servers. The newly launched LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2, featuring the LSI SAS1078 RAID-on-Chip (ROC), has been adopted for new NEC rackmount and tower servers, including the Express5800/120Rj-2 and the Express5800/120Rh-1.

Leading Chinese storage integrator to utilize Xyratex F5412E RAID system as part of security and anti-terrorism video surveillance measures during Olympic Games

Havant, United Kingdom, January 28, 2008 - Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, today announced that EDI Technology, a storage integrator, is using the Xyratex F5412E RAID system for online and archive storage of video surveillance at the Beijing Capital International Airport. The Xyratex F5412E 4Gb FC-SAS/SATA-II RAID product delivers EDI the storage scalability, reliability and throughput performance to also support crucial anti-terrorism and security efforts at the airport during the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

High Performance System Scales up to 264TB for Massive, Cost-Effective Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 22, 2008 - Focusing on the growing SAS technology trend, RAID storage expert Infortrend® today introduced two new subsystems in its SAS host product line: the EonStor® A24S-R2130 redundant controller and A24S-G2130 single controller, 4U, 24-bay, SAS-to-SATA-II subsystems. These RAID arrays are the latest in business-class storage, enabling new applications while boosting scalability and performance.