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LSI Delivers Industry's First 40nm Read Channel To Hard Disk Drive Manufacturers

MILPITAS, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI)today announced the TrueStore(R) RC9500, the industry's first
40-nanometer (nm) read channel. Now sampling to hard disk drive (HDD)
manufacturers, the RC9500 is designed to support notebook through
enterprise HDD form factors and capacity points. The RC9500's
next-generation low-density parity check (LDPC) iterative decoding
technology enables a greater than 10 percent increase in the data
storage capacity of HDDs, reduces read channel power consumption and
delivers industry-leading performance with data rates exceeding 4.0Gb/s.

"HDD read channel technology is critically important in a disk
drive," said John Rydning, IDC's HDD research director. "Improved read
channels made by companies like LSI enable higher capacity disk drives
that consume less power. The new LSI(TM) read channel, based on 40nm
semiconductor process technology and using LDPC iterative decoding
technology, will enable HDD OEMs to reach next-generation HDD capacity
points."

The RC9500's next-generation LDPC iterative decoding technology
delivers significant improvements in signal-to-noise ratio (SNR),
increasing the areal density of stored data. As a result, HDD
manufacturers can eliminate the need to implement other costly design
changes required to reach the next capacity point. The RC9500 also
includes features which are designed to reduce firmware complexity,
increase drive yields and lower development costs for HDD makers.

The RC9500 offers energy savings enabled by 40nm process technology
and innovative design techniques that provide ultra-low current
consumption in sleep mode, which is critical to extending battery life
in the notebook market segment. In addition, the lower active power
consumption can reduce temperatures, improving drive reliability for
desktop and digital video recorder applications, and can translate to
significant energy cost savings in data center environments.

"The TrueStore RC9500 is built on a revolutionary new architecture
and is part of a total recording system design that includes the LSI
preamplifier, customer interconnects, heads and media as part of the
complete data path solution," said Phil Brace, senior vice president
and general manager, Storage Peripherals Division, LSI. "No other
company can offer the breadth of high-performance storage IC products
and systems that LSI delivers."

Designed for hard disk and tape drive applications, the LSI
TrueStore family of ICs include highly integrated high-performance
storage SoCs, read channels, preamplifiers, serial PHYs and hard disk
drive controller IP. By offering a broad portfolio of integrated SoC
solutions, LSI enables its customers to address all segments of the HDD
market - from mission-critical enterprise applications and
high-capacity desktop PCs to low-power laptops and a variety of
consumer electronic devices.

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI)is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software
technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people,
information and digital content together. The company offers a broad
portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard
product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the
world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and
Networking markets. More information is available at www.lsi.com.