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Bell Micro Distributes Adapters

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM - News), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, and Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapters and ASIC solutions, announced today that they have reached an agreement whereby Bell Microproducts will distribute Chelsio's 10-Gigabit Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters. The Chelsio adapters feature unique protocol acceleration technology and will enable Bell Microproducts' resellers to offer their customers solutions that deliver an enhanced level of performance and cost- savings for the next-generation enterprise data center.

Strengthening Bell Microproducts' position as a leader in the storage market, Chelsio's adapters address the industry demand for greater convergence of networking, clustering and storage interconnects and dramatically increases both applications performance and communications bandwidth. Delivering protocol-offload and acceleration technology, these adapters are ideally suited for high performance servers and storage systems.

"Bell Microproducts sees a great opportunity to deliver Chelsio's innovative technology to the worldwide market," said Gary Gammon, senior vice president of marketing, enterprise products at Bell Microproducts. "Resellers offering these solutions can expect to dramatically increase both applications performance and communications bandwidth for end users."

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