BitMicro, ChipX Team Up

BitMicro announced at CES its partnership with ChipX, a pioneer and leader in the development of Structured ASIC products and technology

January 9, 2007

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LAS VEGAS -- BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., maker of intelligent flash IDE/ATA, SCSI, and Fibre Channel and SATA solid state disk storage solutions, today announced at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada its partnership with ChipX, a pioneer and leader in the development of Structured ASIC products and technology.

Under this alliance, BiTMICRO will utilize various ChipX Structured ASIC devices in the development of proprietary storage controller ICs such as the Enhanced Datamover and Storage Accelerator (EDSA) direct memory controller and the Logical Unifier of Extensive Transfer Arrays (LUNETA™) memory flash interface. By providing the best path to production volume, ChipX Structured ASICs will allow BiTMICRO Networks to reach the market with rugged, low-power and high-performance storage devices at the shortest possible time.

"ChipX Structured ASICs have served me well in the past and these new devices are continuing that experience. ChipX provides engineering support at a real time pace that is essential as requirements evolve. As often happens, midway through a project, the design grows with new features. Thanks to the full range of slice options offered by ChipX, we are able to move up to the next larger slice with minimal cost impact," says Rey Bruce, BiTMICRO CEO. "Their technical capabilities are also key. Our products have aggressive requirements that only ChipX was able to meet in volume production," Bruce further explains.

"We are pleased to work with BiTMICRO in the development of their next generation ASICs", said Elie Massabki, Vice President of Marketing for ChipX. "ChipX Structured ASICs are rigorously tested to perform well in the harsh environments that BiTMICRO's storage devices serve. The rugged reliability BiTMICRO offers is demanded by many mission-critical applications in the industrial, embedded, computer, communication, medical, military, and aerospace industries."

Visit BiTMICRO Networks at Booth 72232, Innovations Plus Pavilion of the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association, the International CES is the world's largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology and America's largest annual tradeshow of any kind.BitMicro Networks Inc.

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