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Woody Hutsell
Texas Memory Systems, Inc.
Jon Carlson
LSI Logic Corporation


Companies to promote high bandwidth and Fusion-MPT-based, high I/O solutions for the enterprise storage market

Houston, TX. - December 19, 2001 - Texas Memory Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of solid state disks for storage networks and LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI), a world leader in storage, consumer and communication solutions, announced today a partnership to promote high bandwidth and high I/O Fibre Channel solutions for the enterprise storage market. Products in focus will be the Texas Memory Systems RamSan-210 solid-state disk, and the LSI Logic line of 2 Gbit Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

"Top notch performance and solid drivers are key items we look for in a HBA," said Paul Kaler, V.P. of Technology for Texas Memory Systems. "The LSI449290, dual-channel 2Gbit HBAs are the fastest we have tested, and that is paramount in delivering the ultimate performance from the RamSan-210 to the server and application. That is why we are recommending these to our customers."

The combined products help eliminate I/O bottlenecks that are currently costing enterprises millions of dollars in wasted productivity and server capability, said Kaler. The Texas Memory Systems RamSan-210 solid-state disk eliminates I/O bottlenecks by storing data on SDRAM chips instead of hard disk drives. The Fusion-MPT based LSI44929O HBA helps servers maximize the benefit of the RamSan-210 by supporting very fast I/O rates from server-to-storage over Fibre Channel.

"The RamSan-210 is able to maximize the high performance capacity built into our 2 Gbit/s Fibre Channel HBAs," said Robert Anderson, LSI Logic's HBA Group director. "Our enterprise customers will benefit greatly from the random I/O performance rate that the Texas Memory Systems products sustain. This is a model product partnership that can deliver best-in-class performance."

Texas Memory Systems has added the LSI44929O to its Interoperability Matrix. The RamSan-210 has been added to LSI Logic's Interoperability Matrix also.

The LSI44929O offers an industry-leading performance, reliability and distance to interconnect technology. As well, the LSI44929O is auto-negotiable down to 1Gbit/s to assure backwards compatibility with existing 1 Gbit/s SAN infrastructure. Built using LSI Logic's proprietary Fusion-MPTTM (Message Passing Technology) architecture, the LSI44929O delivers over 75,000 I/Os per second using both channels. The LSI44929O is the industry's only dual channel HBA designed in the Low Profile PCI form factor and is ideal for rack mount servers. LSI Logic HBAs are available through distribution partners such as Avnet, Bell Micro Products, Insight Electronics and Arrow Electronics.

LSI Logic provides a full spectrum of Fibre Channel and SCSI storage market solutions including HBAs, I/Cs, RAID storage adapters and open enterprise storage systems. The Fusion-MPT architecture has the unique feature of having the same device driver that supports both Ultra320 SCSI and Fibre Channel, eliminating the need to develop, install and qualify separate device drivers for each physical interface. In 2001, nearly 50% of LSI Logic's sales were related to storage market products, underscoring the company's commitment to product innovation and engineering excellence. The company recently acquired the MegaRAID product line and RAID technologies making LSI Logic now the market leader in host-based RAID solutions.

About LSI Logic
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 866-574-5741 (within U.S.), 719-533-7679 (outside U.S.),

About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems, Inc. has been manufacturing high performance storage and DSP systems for the DOD for over twenty years. TMS has brought this fast technology to the storage SAN market and recently to the NAS market. The RamSan excels in high I/O and high bandwidth environments where traditional RAID systems fail to meet the needs of performance hungry applications.

Texas Memory Systems is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), and DAFS Collaborative and is partnered with FalconStor, HP, LSI Logic, Oracle, and Sun in order to deliver the World's Fastest Storage to the enterprise. For more information, visit or call Woody Hutsell, Marketing Director, at 713-266-3200.

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