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LSI Expands Strategic Relationship With ARM To Offer Energy-Efficient Multicore Processors For Networking Applications

23 January 2012

LSI enhances industry’s most powerful networking silicon portfolio

MILPITAS, Calif., January 23, 2012<x-apple-data-detectors://3> – LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced an expansion of its long-term strategic relationship with ARM that will lead to new product solutions designed to address critical customer needs for accelerated performance as applications, such as mobile video and cloud computing, dramatically increase network traffic.

The new licensing agreement will provide LSI with access to:

  • A broad range of ARM® processors, including the ARM Cortex™-A15 processor with virtualization support and future ARM processors
  • ARM on-chip interconnect technology, including CoreLink™ cache coherent interconnect system IP, for use in multicore applications

“Customers need high performance, power efficient solutions to help effectively manage the unprecedented growth in network traffic being driven by smartphones, tablets and cloud-based services,” said Jeff Richardson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, LSI. “The integration of LSI’s leadership in SoC solutions with ARM’s strong ecosystem and leadership in power efficient cores will lead to exciting new multicore based solutions for our customers later this year.”

Ever-increasing mobile broadband traffic is taxing the wireless network, compelling manufacturers to differentiate their solutions at the hardware level. Meeting the demands of next-generation solutions requires high performance, lower-power semiconductors. Multicore solutions based on the combination of ARM and LSI’s extensive portfolio of IP will enable networking applications to satisfy the ever-increasing bandwidth demands in the most power efficient manner.

“We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with LSI and help them develop next-generation, differentiated solutions based on ARM technology,” said Mike Inglis, executive vice president, processor division, ARM. “The powerful combination of ARM advanced IP and LSI’s leadership in SoC design will enable networking and storage OEMs to deliver high performance, energy efficient products to their customers.”

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