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LSI 6Gb/s SAS Technology Selected by Supermicro to Enable Next-Generation Server Platforms

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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.

“LSI has proven itself as a SAS and RAID technology leader year after year, technology generation after generation,” said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. “We are committed to providing our customers with superior product innovations and uncompromising quality. We rely on partners such as LSI to provide robust and highly interoperable underlying technologies to ensure a smooth transition to 6Gb/s SAS-based server platforms.”

LSI has previously announced 6Gb/s SAS design wins with Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, IBM, Intel, NEC and Sun Microsystems. According to industry estimates, 6Gb/s SAS market adoption will begin in mid-to-late 2009. Individual 6Gb/s SAS components and devices are expected to appear in the market first, with widespread production volume shipments of 6Gb/s SAS-enabled servers occurring by end of year.

The LSI 6Gb/s SAS solutions build upon the market-leading LSI SAS 3Gb/s technology products, delivering performance and power-saving advantages as compared to other silicon alternatives, along with the added assurance gained from robust interoperability testing.

“As a leading provider of SAS technologies, our validation across the industry’s broadest spectrum of OEM platforms is unmatched, allowing us to leverage this experience in each new generation of solutions,” said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president, Storage Components Group, LSI. “As the market readies for the transition to 6Gb/s SAS technology, LSI is the vendor of choice among many of the world’s leading server OEMs to enable their next-generation SAS-based systems.”

The LSI 6Gb/s SAS ROC IC (SAS2108) and LSI MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID adapters are now sampling to OEMs worldwide.

Since the inception of SAS, LSI has delivered market-leading products across its portfolio of controller ICs, expanders, host bus and MegaRAID adapters, ROMB solutions and storage systems. By offering best-in-class SAS technologies combined with a 25-year track record of hardware, firmware and validation competencies, LSI is the silicon-to-systems supplier of choice for OEMs that want to deliver a broad set of storage solutions.

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