Raza Microelectronics Supports Intel Geneseo PCI Express Technology

Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI(R)), a leading supplier of processors for communications and consumer applications announced that RMI will support the broad market attach strategy of Intel Corporation that involves using Geneseo (next generation PCI Express) technologies in the integration of RMI’s XLR and XLS Processors into Intel-based products to provide unparalleled performance. Currently the high-performance acceleration capabilities of RMI’s Scalable Processor Solutions(TM) Processor families can be integrated into an Intel Platform to produce solutions providing the ultimate in features and performance. RMI will be showcasing its XLR532 PCIX-I Card as part of the “Wall of Accelerators” at the Intel Developer’s Forum in San Francisco from September 17-20, 2007.

RMI’s SPS are multi-core multi-threaded processors providing a rich set of features and performance to address the wide variety of integrated next generation applications, including integrated security, Web services, virtualized storage, load balancing, server offload and intelligent routing and switching systems. The XLR 700 and XLR 500 series processors are software and hardware compatible and each processor is available in a variety of power options including standard, low and ultra low power. The XLS Processor(TM) family consists of cost-effective devices for embedded communication and networking, SMB and client oriented solutions. These solutions include integrated security, access points, routers and switch products. Each device within its series is software and hardware compatible, and the XLS 600, 400, and 200 series processors are software compatible.

Today the integrated use of an SPS processor with Intel(R) Xeon(R) Multi-Core processors provides best of class performance in many solutions such as communications and storage applications. By taking advantage of the packet processing capabilities of the RMI SPS processor with the compute processing capabilities of the Intel processor, applications can be accelerated to a new level. For example, IBM has used this integrated RMI/Intel architecture in their Proventia GX6116, which provides exceptional performance in network throughput while providing high-performance intrusion protection.

For future RMI Scalable Processor Solutions, the addition of Geneseo (next generation PCI Express) technologies will provide the next level in high performance. RMI will include this capability in its next generation high-end XLR Processor products, and with this, the full capabilities of the XLR Processor will be able to take advantage of the exceptional speed and low latency of the of the new interface. “The collaboration between RMI and Intel is extremely valuable and is a strong testament to the strength of our solutions and the adoption of the XLR and XLS Processors by our customers,” said Lance Smith, vice president and general manager, Scalable Processor Solutions, RMI. “This collaboration will help drive future implementations of our products and ultimately provide our customers with the solutions they need to conduct their business.”

“By working with RMI, our mutual customers will be able to deploy advanced solutions available in the marketplace. We see the combined use of RMI’s XLR and XLS Processors in Intel-based platforms as a way customers can deliver a scalable range of price and performance solutions, each of which provide unparalleled features and performance, said, Anthony Neal-Graves, General Manager, marketing and technology solutions, Intel Corporation.

About Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (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 the most complete MIPS-Based(R) processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2 GHz. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary offices in Texas, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.

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