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LSI Logic and PyX Technologies Ink iSCSI Deal

Affordable IP SAN solution will leverage MegaRAID(R) data protection

MILPITAS, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a licensing agreement with PyX Technologies (Nasdaq: SBEI), which will allow LSI Logic to bring a cost-effective, intelligent iSCSI MegaRAID(R) solution to entry-level and mid-range servers and external IP SAN (Storage Area Network) environments.

"By collaborating with PyX Technologies, we discovered opportunities to leverage our industry-leading storage adapter family, and provide users with an affordable IP SAN solution offering superior data protection," said Ken Zarrabi, senior strategic marketing manager for the LSI Logic RAID Storage Adapter division. "We are excited to team with PyX as they have accelerated our effort to bring iSCSI products to market."

LSI Logic will use PyX's iSCSI target software, fully compliant with the IETF RFC 3270 standard. The software delivers enterprise-level SAN performance by load balancing across multiple network interface ports, and employing uniform, multi-path technology to ensure seamless data transmission. The storage-independent architecture of the PyX iSCSI software allows customers to conveniently and cost-effectively integrate the benefits of SANs using their existing networking investments.

LSI Logic is recognized worldwide as the leader in developing storage industry technology standards, and is the only company that delivers first-to- market storage products across all critical interface technologies. The company is the leading third-party supplier of host-based RAID to the global PC and server markets with more than two million RAID solutions shipped. LSI Logic is shaping the future of storage at the core of every business level.

"Combining our iSCSI software with LSI Logic's expertise in next generation storage adapters allows us to build more complete and robust storage solutions for enterprise-level environments," said Andre Hedrick, president and chief technical officer of PyX Technologies. "The collaborative solutions born from this technology partnership will fulfill the exploding demand for reliable, fast and fault-tolerant data transmission and storage at a value price."

About LSI Logic Corporation

LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high- performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com

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SOURCE LSI Logic Corporation
07/22/2005
CONTACT: Amber Strong of LSI Logic Corporation, +1-678-728-1295 or astrong@lsil.com; Jay Russo of LVA Communications, +1-860-739-5598 or jay@lva.com, for LSI Logic Corporation; or Elaine Chin of SBE / PyX Technologies, +1-925-355-7604 or ychin@sbei.com
Web site: http://www.lsilogic.com