LSI Logic, BiTMICRO Target High Performance SAN, NAS and DAS Markets

10/28/2003 - LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI), a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage solutions, announces its stronger alliance with BiTMICRO Networks Inc., a pioneer in intelligent flash storage ATA / IDE, SCSI, USB, VME, Compact PCI, Firewire, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel solid state disk (SSD) storage solutions, to provide cutting-edge solid state flash storage solutions.

Through the integration of LSI Logic line of 2 Gbit Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and BiTMICRO's E-Disk® Fibre Channel Solid State Flash Disk, critical business users demanding high availability and performance are able to address these needs. The combination of the two products eliminates I/O bottlenecks improving server performance resulting in high productivity.

The initiative to achieve outstanding Input/Output (I/O) rates by the two companies conceptualized a best-of-breed solution for the storage market. LSI Logic HBAs support extremely fast I/O rates from host to storage devices over Fibre Channel in combination with BiTMICRO's E-Disk ® 2Gbps FC flash disks. In a host configured with dual LSI Logic LSI 7202XP-LC PCI-X Dual Optical HBAs attached to a 12 x 2 Gbps FC E-Disk® JBOD, benchmark tests using Iometer show that both products were able to deliver up to 83,000 IOPS and 600 MBps sustained RANDOM reads and up to 15,000 IOPS and 260 MBps for sustained RANDOM write.

"This initiative builds upon both companies' longstanding relationship, combining BiTMICRO Networks' expertise in solid state storage solutions with LSI Logic's proficiency in delivering state-of-the-art ASIC and HBA products. The outcome is nothing less than a spectacular combination that every enterprise would dream of having in their data center," states Charlie Kraus, LSI Logic, Director of HBA Business Group, Storage Standard Products.

"Whereas HBAs have traditionally been the bottleneck in our solid state storage solutions, LSI Logic HBAs prove to be an exception by complementing the speed of our High-End Fibre Channel E-Disk® flash disks. The efforts devoted by the alliance to the integration of both technologies resulted in extremely outstanding performance never before seen in other rackmount products," comments Rudy Bruce, President of BiTMICRO Networks Inc.

"Both companies are focused on delivering high performance to assist IT people meet up with the high level of expectation from their users. With the trend of SANs moving into the heart of the enterprise network, we need to address the needs of the market in this arena. Our overall strategy is to increase the return on our customers' IT investments by designing towards improve productivity in the work place," adds Bruce.

Today's announcement is a natural extension of the long-standing partnership of LSI Logic and BiTMICRO with the strategy to deliver storage solutions that are highly available, scalable, and manageable to meet the storage needs of the enterprise market.

About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video, In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 886 574 5741 (within U.S.), 408 954 3108 (outside U.S.),

About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO Networks Inc. (, a privately held California corporation, is the world's premier supplier of rugged and high performance non-volatile solid-state disk, flash disk drive, and network storage and management solutions. E-Disks® storage solutions are offered with SCSI, IDE / ATA, Fibre Channel, USB, Firewire, Compact PCI, VME, PMC and Ethernet interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive footprints, single-wide PMC, 3U and 6U board, and 19-inch rackmount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage. E-Disk®SAN StorView software is a web based storage management software for E-Disk®SAN. E-Disk® SafeCapacity-Hotfile software complements E-Disk storage solutions by effectively managing different types of disk subsystems and increasing complex data sets such that a constant high-level of file system I/O performance is maintained. E-Disks®, BiTMICRO NetworksTM and BiTMICRO® are registered trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks Inc.

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