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Hifn to Showcase New Reference Design at Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hifn(TM) (Nasdaq: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, will feature the public debut of its storage reference design in collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor at the Freescale Technology Forum, June 16-19 at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Conference Centers in Orlando, FL.

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Hifn(TM) (Nasdaq: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, will feature the public debut of its storage reference design in collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor at the Freescale Technology Forum, June 16-19 at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Conference Centers in Orlando, FL.

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The reference design is the first solution to emerge from the previously announced Hifn-Freescale strategic development partnership and combines Hifn's Express DR data reduction cards with Freescale's high-performance, low-power MPC8641D PowerQUICC(R) dual-core processor to provide storage OEMs, ODMs and systems integrators with a storage-optimized, rapid go-to-market platform for virtual tape libraries, disk-to-disk backup and other critical storage applications. Cofio Software is the first OEM to adopt the Hifn-Freescale design for its ViStor Virtual Tape Library.

The Hifn Express DR Series acceleration cards are the industry's first enterprise-class hardware-advantaged data reduction accelerators. The Express DR series delivers unprecedented hardware-offload performance with high reliability and intelligent data reduction features.

Designed to help IT professionals offset the costs of the exponential growth in business data, the Express DR Series works with any type of data, any type of data storage, including file-based storage with NAS and block-level storage with iSCSI, and any type of network and can accelerate any type of data reduction application, including Continuous Data Protection (CDP), Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL), Content Addressable Storage (CAS), and data archive, backup and snapshot systems. The newest additions to the Express DR product line, the Express DR 250 and DR255 cards, are the industry's first hardware-accelerated data deduplication cards and also combine industry-standard LZS data compression and AES256 data encryption in a single PCI card.

About Hifn

Hifn (NASDAQ: HIFN) delivers the key channel and OEM ingredients for 21st century storage and networking environments. Leveraging over a decade of leadership and expertise in the development of purpose-built Applied Services Processors (ASPs), we are a trusted partner to industry leaders for whom infrastructure innovation in storage and networking is critical to success. With the majority of secure networked communications flowing through Hifn technology, the 21st century convergence of storage and networking drives our product roadmap forward. For more information, please visit: http://www.hifn.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements regarding the Company's future financial performance including, without limitation, statements related to further increasing opportunities in the data storage market, helping customers develop storage products that consume far less power than traditional systems, maintaining and expanding our market share, tremendous growth opportunities in developing open system storage solutions radically improve customer cost, functionality and time to market, and tremendous opportunities for this new relationship with Freescale are all forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor that may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited to: dependency on a small number of customers; customer demand and customer ordering patterns; and orders from Hifn's customers may be below the company's current expectations. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Hifn's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hifn expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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