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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SAS Raid-On-A-Motherboard: Affordable, high performance RAID

Full-featured RAID data protection is becoming a standard feature in businesses of almost any size, thanks to the increasing affordability of implementing RAID technology. Cost-effective RAID-on-motherboard (ROMB) solutions, using integrated RAID-on-Chip (RoC) devices, enable system integrators to implement robust hardware RAID solutions while optimizing their server motherboard investments. With the union of high-security, cost-effective ROMB and the built-in reliability and availability features included with SAS, system IT managers can now meet the data security requirements of tomorrow on the restrictive budgets of today. (April 2005)

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.

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 RoCstarTM Contention-Free Architecture to maximize performance in equipment such as the HP ProLiant DL385 G5p and HP ProLiant DL580 G5 servers.

School System Scores Perfect Grade With SAS Products From Seagate and Promise Technology

With over 45,000 students, the Shelby County, Tenn., school system gets a lot of email traffic--over 49,000 in one day. Seagate® Barracuda® ES.2 SAS drives running in Promise Technology RAID systems give them the speed, capacity and reliability they need to handle those messages. The highest-capacity (up to 1 TB) nearline SAS drive on the market, the enterprise-class Barracuda ES.2 SAS drive delivers up to 135 percent higher performance than its SATA counterpart, as well as up to a 38 percent improvement in IOPS/watt. With an MTBF of 1.2 million hours, the drive offers unrivaled reliability among all 7200-RPM drives. (January 2009)

LSI and AIC Minimize Total Cost of Storage Ownership with SAS/SATA Solutions for a Broad Range of Markets

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Multi-level Partnership
Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC) (http://www.aicipc.com) is one of the industry's leading designers and manufacturers of rack-mount Server and Data Storage enclosure solutions. With over 100 years of combined experience between the mechanical, electronic, and system-level engineering teams, AIC leads the industry in all categories. With a complete silicon-to-systems portfolio of storage solutions, LSI develops multi- level partnerships with companies such as AIC to assure differentiated solutions that are valued by the end customer.

November, 2005: Article by Paul Griffith, Broadcom, published in Real Time Computing.
Title: SAS and Embedded RAID-on-Motherboard Deliver Data Security