Enhances industry’s most powerful networking silicon portfolio

MILPITAS, Calif., January 23, 2012 –LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced an expansion of its long-term strategic relationship with ARM®, a leader in microprocessor intellectual property (IP). The agreement 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.

LSI will gain access to:

  • The broad family of ARM processors, including the ARM Cortex-A15 processor with virtualization support and future ARM processor
  • 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, without impacting user experience,” 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.”

Power efficiency is a vital design imperative for next-generation networking product designs. 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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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.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM at www.arm.com.

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