Centroid IP Powers Solutions for Secure Home Network Storage and Networked Entertainment ApplicationsMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Nov. 28, 2005
-- StorLink Semiconductors today announced PMC-Sierra, Inc. has licensed StorLink's silicon-proven Centroid Network Attached Storage (NAS) technology to accelerate the delivery of network storage processors for simple, low-cost and secure network storage and networked entertainment applications.
"Unlike many solutions today that use general-purpose processors, StorLink's integration of dual HDD controllers and TCP/IP off-load Ethernet driver deliver superior performance at significantly lower price points," said Dr. Stewart Wu, CEO and President of StorLink. "StorLink's industry-leading network storage IP integration combined with PMC-Sierra's ability to integrate and test complex solutions is an excellent fit to deliver affordable and easy-to-use NAS products."
StorLink's Centroid NAS technology features multiple hard disk drive (HDD) controllers, hardware crypto engine and hardware TCP/IP off-load Ethernet driver. The superior network performance and the low bill of materials cost for the overall system makes Centroid technology-based SoCs ideal for SOHO NAS and home media server applications.
"Our customers require highly integrated network storage solutions that include built-in hard disk drive controllers and data encryption," said Dino Bekis, Vice President of Marketing and Applications, for PMC-Sierra's Communications Products Division. "Incorporating StorLink's Centroid NAS technology into PMC-Sierra's feature-rich network storage portfolio allows ODMs and OEMs to streamline and quickly develop simple, affordable home NAS solutions for file sharing, backup/restoration and digital media server applications."
For more information on StorLink's Centroid NAS technology visit: http://www.storlinksemi.com/products.htm
For more information on PMC-Sierra's network storage processors visit: http://www.pmc-sierra.com/nas
StorLink Semiconductors, Inc. is a privately held fabless semiconductor design company that develops high-performance and cost-effective IC solutions for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and IP-STB (Set-Top Box) related applications. Founded in late 2002 by Dr. Stewart Wu, StorLink developed its first-generation Centroid NAS SoC and a complete NAS software suite CentriNAS and CentriMedia and has launched the combined solutions into production in 2005. The company continues to develop innovative hardware and software products for the SOHO/SMB market that enable the convergence of data, voice, and video networking and storage. For more information, visit http://www.storlinksemi.com/about.htm.About PMC-Sierra
PMC-Sierra(TM) is a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors for enterprise, access, metro, storage, wireless infrastructure and customer premises equipment. The company offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit http://www.pmc-sierra.com