Raza, Lenovo Team on Multi-Core Multi-Threaded XLR Processor

Lenovo Security Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of IT Security firewall and VPN solutions in China, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Raza Microelectronics(R), Inc. (RMI(R)), a worldwide leader in advanced semiconductor solutions for Communications, Networking and Consumer Applications, to develop next generation solutions built around RMI’s multi-core, multi-threaded XLR Processor(TM) Family.

Lenovo Security offers firewall and VPN solutions that protect throughout the network, including Internet gateways, gateways to sensitive internal networks, and client devices. Product offerings include the Power-V series and the Super-V series of firewalls, which are designed to meet the throughput requirements for companies of all sizes.

The partnership between Lenovo Security and RMI utilizes RMI’s XLR Processor as the foundation for development of products in the networking, security and communications markets. The business model of Lenovo Security is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. This foundation lends credibility to Lenovo Security’s efforts in the communications and security markets where RMI’s XLR Processor maintains a leadership role and the partnership will enable both firms to accelerate growth in these fast-moving and challenging markets. The agreement will also enable the companies to leverage each other’s expertise in systems and software.

“RMI’s technological advances in multi-core multi-threaded processing are a strong complement to our business, our products and our strategic vision as a company,” said Mr. Kequan Liu, COO of Lenovo Security. “The XLR Processor gives us a compelling advantage as we engage in the development of communication and security systems powering our future growth and helps us to deliver the features necessary to penetrate our target markets.”

“We are extremely pleased to be working and partnering with Lenovo Security and we believe that the XLR Processor will enable them to deliver the products and services that meet their high expectations as a company,” said Lance Smith, vice president and general manager, Scalable Processor Solutions, at RMI. “Lenovo Security is highly respected and we are looking forward to sharing in their future success in the communications and security markets.”

The XLR Processor Family of pin-compatible processors span both performance and bandwidth to enable multiple applications with a single board design. XLR’s innovative, multi-core, multithreaded architecture, which is based on the simplicity of a leading edge, general purpose MIPS64(TM) processor enables wire speed, software-driven applications across multiple platforms. The XLR Processor Family is a cost-effective, single-chip solution providing the core element for building next-generation, scalable multi-service systems.

About Lenovo Security Technologies, Inc.
Lenovo Security Technologies Inc. (Lenovo Security) is an advanced information security enterprise in China. Since 2001, its business has increased by 100% for three consecutive years, tripling the average growth rate achieved by general manufacturers. Lenovo Security’s firewall has had the highest market occupancy rate among domestic brands in the recent three years. As a professional information security company funded by Lenovo, Lenovo Security has already become the No. 1 supplier of information security products and service in China. It focuses on R&D, production and sale of information security technology and products and devotes itself to providing graded overall security solution and professional security service for domestic and foreign customers’ information systems.

About RMI
Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI(R)) is a fabless semiconductor company providing highly-integrated feature-rich products ranging from power-optimized System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions to High-Performance Processors for the Digital Consumer, Wireless, Networking and Security markets. RMI offers the most advanced and most complete MIPS-Based(R) processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2GHz. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary offices in Texas, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.

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