AUSTIN, Texas and LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Hifn (NASDAQ: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, and Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors, today announced the first storage reference design resulting from their previously announced technology development collaboration. Cofio Software, Inc. has adopted the reference design and is deploying its ViStor Virtual Tape Library Software to the joint solution.
With the availability of the new reference design, Hifn and Freescale have rapidly delivered on their development partnership announced just last quarter. The design includes Hifns best-of-breed Express DR data reduction cards and Freescales high-performance MPC8641D PowerQUICC® dual core processor to provide storage OEMs, ODMs and systems integrators with a storage-optimized, go-to-market platform for virtual tape libraries, disk-to-disk backup and other critical storage applications. The solution will be highlighted at the Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando, Fla. on June 16 -19.
We are excited to achieve this initial milestone with Freescale, but we see this as only the tip of the iceberg for what is possible in this collaborative effort, said Michael Goldgof, vice president of Product Marketing at Hifn. The strong synergy in technology and market presence for Hifn and Freescale, along with the applications expertise of Cofio, has the potential to open new storage market opportunities for all of us.