Award-winning flash storage and SSD processor combines enterprise-class performance and endurance with low power for enthusiast and client computing platforms

MILPITAS, Calif., January 4, 2012 – LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that the LSI® SandForce® SF-2200 Flash Storage Processor has been honored with an Electronic Products Magazine 2011 Product of the Year award.

Now in its 36th year, the annual Electronic Products' "Product of the Year" Awards recognize the best products introduced into the market in the past year. The editors of Electronic Products, a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers, evaluated thousands of products launched in 2011. The winning products were selected on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance.

The second-generation LSI SandForce SF-2200 is demonstrating success in the rapidly growing flash storage and SSD processor market space by combining enterprise-class performance and endurance features with low power consumption for cost-sensitive enthusiast and client computing environments.

"We knew there were a number of really impressive high-performance solid state drives that came out in the last year," said Jim Harrison, west coast editor, Electronic Products. "When looking at these drives we said, 'wait a minute, these all have one thing in common – the SF-2200 SSD processor from SandForce.' When we looked a little further at the IC, we knew this was a winner."

"Flash storage processors provide the intelligence required to unlock the productivity benefits of application acceleration and low latency that is delivered by flash storage in servers, storage and client devices," said Michael Raam, vice president and general manager, Flash Components Division, LSI. "SandForce flash storage processors are at the heart of the LSI WarpDrive® family of PCIe® flash adapters and many of the industry's leading solid state drives. This prestigious award recognizes the innovative design and price/performance advantages of the SF-2200 processor for our customers."

The 2011 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2012 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. The LSI SandForce SF-2200 processor product of the year winner's story also appears online at the Electronic Products' website.

LSI recently announced the completion of its acquisition of SandForce, Inc., which is now LSI's newly formed Flash Components Division. Learn more about the exciting combination of LSI and SandForce technology at www.lsi.com/sandforce.

About LSI

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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