LSI Introduces Axxia(R) 4500 Family of ARM(R) Technology-based Communication Processors to Accelerate Enterprise and Datacenter

LSI Introduces Axxia(R) 4500 Family of ARM(R) Technology-based Communication
Processors to Accelerate Enterprise and Datacenter Networks

LSI Processors With Programmable Accelerators Offer a Smooth Transition From
Traditional to Software Defined Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Corporation
(Nasdaq:LSI) today introduced its Axxia^® 4500 product family of communication
processors designed to accelerate network performance while supporting
increasing traffic loads throughout the enterprise.

Axxia 4500 is LSI's first ARM technology-based communication processor family
designed for enterprise and datacenter networking applications as well as
evolving Software Defined Networks (SDN). By combining LSI^® networking
accelerators and Virtual Pipeline™ technology with ARM's power-efficient cores
and scalable interconnect, the new Axxia processors are specifically designed
to address the performance challenges facing next-generation networks.

"As more business and personal information moves to the cloud, the need to
access data quickly and securely from any location, at any time, is critical
and is forcing customers to look at new ways to manage this traffic," said Jim
Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Networking Solutions
Group, LSI. "The networks that carry the data are being tasked to do more than
ever before, and the Axxia 4500 communication processor family is
purpose-built to deliver the high performance required by these demanding

The Axxia 4500 processor family includes LSI field-proven acceleration engines
that incorporate decades of communications solutions expertise. The new
processors also include up to four ARM Cortex™-A15 cores with a CoreLink™
CCN-504 coherent, QoS aware interconnect in 28nm process technology. The
addition of LSI Virtual Pipeline technology allows equipment developers the
ability to essentially reconfigure the processors for optimal performance on a
packet-by-packet basis. The Axxia 4500 processors also include up to 100Gb/s
of L2 switching function to reduce board space and bill of material costs.

"A data-rich, always-on, always-connected lifestyle is here and is constantly
growing in potential. There is a vast growth of data to come and we can only
imagine the possibilities it will present to consumers and businesses," said
Ian Ferguson, vice president, Segment Marketing, ARM. "ARM and LSI are
providing secure, low-power solutions that enable next-generation networks to
handle this explosion of data. The combination of ARM's interconnect,
energy-efficient multicore processor technology and advanced physical IP
implementation, with LSI network acceleration framework, can enable customers
to discover dramatic gains in performance within the parameters of practical
power budgets."

A key challenge facing many datacenter network managers is the fast emergence
of SDN. SDN will require high levels of secure communication between SDN
controllers and network elements such as switches and routers. Axxia packet
processing and security accelerators are ideally suited to process secure
communications for SDN protocols like OpenFlow. The flexibility of Axxia
programmable accelerators allows Axxia technology-based solutions to provide a
performance advantage in traditional networks, full SDN systems and hybrid
environments, valuable as networks transition to SDN technology.

LSI will begin sampling the Axxia 4500 in Q4. LSI is showcasing its portfolio
of networking acceleration solutions at the Open Networking Summit 2013 in
Santa Clara from April 15-17.

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computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application
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