LSI enhances sata with siliconstor purchase

Data storage semiconductor manufacturer LSI Logic is to acquire SiliconStor, a privately held company that makes chips for enterprise storage networks.

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By  Administrator Published  February 21, 2007

Data storage semiconductor manufacturer LSI Logic is to acquire SiliconStor, a privately held company that makes chips for enterprise storage networks.

SiliconStor provides storage technology focused on improving the performance, reliability, and manageability of SATA (serial ATA) drives when used in a SAS (serial attached SCSI) environment.

In particular, SiliconStor technology makes single-port SATA drives look like dual-port drives, doubling bandwidth.

LSI said it expected to pay US$55million for SiliconStor and that the deal would close during the first quarter of 2007.

With the addition of SiliconStor, LSI claimed it would be positioned as one of the only storage building block suppliers to offer a solution for all nodes in the storage systems architecture.

“The SiliconStor acquisition, in combination with our industry leading line-up of SAS controllers, will enable LSI to offer a complete portfolio of interoperable SAS, SATA, and software building blocks,” said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president of the Storage Components Group at LSI Logic.

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