64-bit custom silicon, superscalar processor design delivers improved performance through increased parallel execution and lower latency

ACCELERATING INNOVATION SUMMIT, MILPITAS, Calif., November 15, 2011 – LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that the company collaborated with Fujitsu to design the new multi-core SPARC64TM IXfx processor for highly scalable supercomputing applications. The new SPARC64 IXfx processor, which features a significant performance boost over the previous generation, couples Fujitsu's multi-generational expertise in high-performance computing and LSI's industry-leading custom silicon capability, featuring a proven technology platform, broad IP portfolio and automated design flow.

Fujitsu's longstanding solutions for the high-performance computing market provide customers with an ideal platform to handle supercomputing applications. LSI's deep expertise and heritage in custom silicon significantly improved the SPARC64 IXfx time to market while meeting aggressive performance targets.

"The SPARC64 IXfx delivers the speed and flexibility our supercomputing application customers are looking for," said Akira Asato, General Manager, LSI Development Division, Next Generation Technical Computing Unit, Fujitsu Limited. "The combined expertise of LSI and Fujitsu utilized in the development of the SPARC64 IXfx provides customers with increased performance and allows them to run essential applications more effectively." 

"To meet their requirements, Fujitsu desired a partner with deep expertise in highly complex SoCs and the know-how to meet aggressive schedules and performance targets," said Sudhakar Sabada, senior vice president and general manager, Custom Solutions Division, LSI Corporation. "Collaborating with Fujitsu on the SPARC64 IXfx processor underscores our commitment to working with customers to deliver time-to-market solutions for mission-critical deployments."

The SPARC64 IXfx processor is manufactured using 40nm process technology, has 16 high-performance embedded cores, 64KB I/D cache and 12MB shared L2 cache memory to handle the data rate requirements of supercomputing applications. LSI's custom silicon capability allows storage and networking customers the ability to offer highly differentiated hardware solutions to meet customer demands.

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LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters and mobile networks. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners. More information is available at www.lsi.com.

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