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NEC Selects LSI MegaRAID SAS Adapter for Express5800 Rackmount Servers

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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.

“We are pleased to adopt the new LSI MegaRAID SAS8708EM2 for our new servers under our strong relationship with LSI,” said Takanori Matsubara, department manager, 3rd Engineering Department, Client and Server Division at NEC. “We are confident that the functions and quality of MegaRAID technology will deliver a high-level of customer satisfaction.”

The NEC Express5800 series server integrates an advanced CPU with the latest Intel® Virtualization technology, enabling the flexible and secure consolidation of multiple operating systems and applications onto a single platform. With explosive growth rates in electronic data driving IT managers to seek more effective system management, NEC predicts the demand for virtualization technology in servers will continue to rise. In response to this demand, NEC developed and launched the Express5800 series, enabling significant improvement in throughput and availability.

“The combination of NEC’s advanced server technology with the LSI RAID-On-Chip (ROC) and MegaRAID SAS technology provides customers with high-speed, intelligent and secure sever solutions,” said Kelly Bryant, Direct Attached Storage RAID business line director, Engenio Storage Group, LSI. “With its robust Input/Output storage engine, the NEC Express5800 can transparently execute such tasks as data protection, data checking, and data restoration, providing IT managers with unsurpassed reliability and performance.”

The LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 adapter delivers blazing storage subsystem performance and supports both high-performance SAS disks or high-capacity Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drives – or a combination of both – for greater system design flexibility.

LSI offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of SAS storage solutions, addressing the SAS infrastructure at every level. By offering best-in-class SAS technologies, assured interoperability, and single vendor support, LSI is the silicon-to-systems supplier of choice for original equipment manufacturers that want to deliver a broad set of storage solutions.

The NEC Express5800 design win further extends MegaRAID across the entire NEC one-way, two-way and four-way server line, and adds to the long list of design-wins for MegaRAID. In addition to selecting the MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2, NEC has implemented multiple SCSI RAID products from LSI including the LSI53C1030, MegaRAID SCSI 320-1 and 320-2 adapters, and the MegaRAID software RAID-On-Motherboard stack.

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