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LSI Expands Support for Microsoft Silverlight

HOUSTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI), a Microsoft Gold Technology Innovation award winner, today announced the expansion of its offering to include content processing solutions for the Microsoft(R) Silverlight(TM) platform. Initially based on video acceleration technology, the offering will now include the LSI(TM) Tarari(R) family of content processor solutions. This family is a comprehensive set of solutions providing security, quality of service, content-based billing and bandwidth management functions. The addition of these hardware acceleration technologies enhances Silverlight to provide high-performance networking, storage, audio and video capabilities in various Microsoft operating systems as well as for Linux(R) and the Mac OS(R).

HOUSTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI), a Microsoft Gold Technology Innovation award winner, today announced the expansion of its offering to include content processing solutions for the Microsoft(R) Silverlight(TM) platform. Initially based on video acceleration technology, the offering will now include the LSI(TM) Tarari(R) family of content processor solutions. This family is a comprehensive set of solutions providing security, quality of service, content-based billing and bandwidth management functions. The addition of these hardware acceleration technologies enhances Silverlight to provide high-performance networking, storage, audio and video capabilities in various Microsoft operating systems as well as for Linux(R) and the Mac OS(R).

LSI solutions will provide additional security to enterprise and content creators while enhancing system performance with the Silverlight platform. LSI offers capabilities to Microsoft customers that result in shorter time to market in a more secure environment for developers creating complex video applications for the online video, broadcast and high definition DVD markets. The LSI-provided silicon components for Silverlight result in a more secure, high-performance system for content developers and hardware OEMs.

Previously, LSI adapted its deep packet inspection (DPI) technology to create a deep frame inspection (DFI) capability. Now, Microsoft customers can take full advantage of the content processing capability as well. While DPI looks for viruses and intrusive code in packets, DFI examines each frame of video to calculate what has changed from the previous frame. The combined result is a compressed video stream — up to 10 to 1 — that enables richer video formats such as high definition to be streamed over the Internet or corporate networks yet saved securely and efficiently on storage systems while still maintaining a high level of video quality.

Web developers now can design new applications that efficiently include secured video content that can be merged with live data to create a layered application of multiple data types. Previously, it was time consuming to create and secure those applications because of the long encoding time for video objects. The implementation of LSI technology in Silverlight enables acceleration of the underlying Microsoft(R) Windows Media(R) codec while maintaining a high degree of secure video quality for standard or high definition output on a fully compliant, production ready, Windows Media VC-1-based codec software development kit (SDK) platform.

"LSI and Microsoft first teamed up in the implementation of video acceleration technology for the Silverlight platform and now we are taking the next step in providing content processing capabilities," said Jim Wilson, director of engineering programs, Network Components Group, LSI. "LSI-supplied technologies will enable Microsoft content processing applications to run at the highest speeds delivering efficient storage, networking and video solutions on the Microsoft platform."

Brian Goldfarb, group product manager in the Developer Division at Microsoft Corp., said, "Microsoft is pleased to have LSI expand its capabilities to enable the key applications Microsoft delivers to its customers."

LSI will be available to discuss partnering opportunities regarding any of its LSI DPI technologies for networking, storage or digital media accelerating its content processing capability at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 in Houston, Texas, July 7-10, 2008.

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 http://www.lsi.com.

Editor's Notes: 1. All LSI news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology, etc.) are issued exclusively by PR Newswire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, http://www.lsi.com. 2. LSI, Tarari and the LSI logo design are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation or its subsidiaries. 3. Microsoft, Windows Media and Silverlight are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. 4. Mac OS is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. 5. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. 6. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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