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LSI and Aricent Accelerate Deployment of Next-Generation Networks

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation and Aricent today announced an expansion of their strategic collaboration to accelerate the deployment of wireless and wireline networking infrastructure and enterprise networking systems to the global marketplace. Aricent and LSI currently offer pre-integrated software stacks for multi-service business gateways that run on LSI(TM) APP communications processors and have co-developed broadband networking software with IPv6 capabilities. Now, the two companies have extended their collaboration to wireless and additional wireline infrastructure applications.

"Aricent is a global innovation, technology and services company with a goal of providing OEMs with comprehensive software frameworks and engineering services, which ultimately reduce development risk and costs, while speeding time to market of wireless and wireline infrastructure solutions," said C.P. Murali, senior vice president, OEM BU at Aricent. "Our laser focus clearly differentiates us as a truly unique supplier, co-creating together with our customers the world's most innovative communications products and services."

LSI develops highly integrated, multicore communications platforms that enable high-bandwidth, content-rich services. LSI and Aricent expect that pre-integration of their products will enable OEMs to reduce product development cost and time to market by as much as 50 percent. Aricent has a long history of developing production-ready software based on LSI multicore processor products.

"Demand for next-generation rich media services continues to escalate, and the pace of innovation is causing product development intervals to shrink," said Charlie Kawwas, vice president of marketing, Networking Components Division, LSI. "A key element of our strategy is to partner with global providers like Aricent who can provide standard products and custom software services so OEMs can rapidly develop next-generation solutions at significantly lower cost."

Currently, telecom OEMs are required to integrate software and hardware components from many different suppliers in order to create next-generation systems for service provider networks. Through early collaboration, LSI expects to enable pre-integrated, pre-optimized solutions for OEMs that reduce the time and cost of delivering systems.