Q: What has been announced?
A: LSI Corporation has acquired the assets and certain associated intellectual property of the 3ware® RAID adapter business of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) as of Tuesday, April 21, 2009. The combination of LSI and 3ware provides access to a best-in-class portfolio of host-bus RAID adapter solutions with outstanding customer support from one company.
Q: Why has LSI acquired 3ware and what does 3ware sell?
A: 3ware controllers are expected to complement and enhance the existing LSI MegaRAID and Host Bus Adapter product lines. 3Ware products include SAS and SATA RAID controllers designed to offer cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage solutions for a broad range of applications. 3ware controllers are sold to end users through a worldwide network of channel partners including leading storage distributors and system builders.
Q: Will 3ware’s products still be available?
A: There are no immediate plans for EOL of any 3ware or LSI products. Customers should continue purchasing product from their preferred distributor.
Q: Will 6Gb/s 3ware products be available?
A: Yes, 3ware 6Gb/s controllers are being developed and will be built based on LSI silicon.
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