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Silicon Image Qualifies Fujitsu's 10,000RPM Enterprise Drives Through Silicon Image Interoperability Program

(July 25, 2001)
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. announced the qualification of its MAJ family of 10,000RPM enterprise hard drives by Silicon Image's Storage Division. As part of the Silicon Image Titan RAID Qualified Components List (QCL) program, the MAJ series from Fujitsu is pre-qualified as industry-available building blocks interoperable with RAID storage solutions.

By participating in the QCL program, Silicon Image and FCPA provide OEMs, channel partners, VARs and end-users pre-tested solutions to efficiently meet customer demand. The relationship advances the commitment both companies have made to expedite product requests and enable streamlined component integration for their customers.


"We are pleased to have qualified the Fujitsu MAJ family of disk drives for our Titan Interoperability Program," stated Steve Garceau, product marketing manager, storage products, for Silicon Image. "Our customers see real value in integrating high-availability storage solutions based on Fujitsu enterprise class disk drives protected by Silicon Image RAID controllers."

"Participation in Silicon Image's RAID interoperability program, and the addition of our enterprise hard disk drives to Silicon Image's Qualified Components List, further strengthens the position of Fujitsu drives in the market," said Lorne Wilson, vice president of channel sales, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "Our customers will continue to benefit from FCPA's commitment to working with industry leaders such as Silicon Image to promote industry-wide storage interoperability."

The Silicon Image Titan QCL program includes extensive functional testing of the key components required to build high-availability Titan-based RAID subsystems. The program has been widely embraced by customers and viewed as a key competitive advantage as it reduces the time and effort typically associated with high-level RAID subsystem integration and virtually eliminates all major component interoperability risks.

Silicon Image, through its recent acquisition of CMD Technology, provides a broad range of RAID storage products that provide key components for constructing storage area network storage solutions. Silicon Image's portfolio of SAN RAID products provide the highest-performing and most technologically advanced storage solutions on the market -- and offer OEMs, system integrators and resellers a true competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Fujitsu's Enterprise 10K MAJ Series

Enterprise hard drives from Fujitsu consistently deliver leading quality, reliability, and performance that has established Fujitsu as a leading global hard drive supplier. The MAJ Series from Fujitsu delivers capacity points up to 36.4GB and average seek times as low as 4.7ms. With breakthrough Fujitsu Giant Magneto-Resistive (GMR) heads able to read more closely-packed magnetic bits, the MAJ Series achieves an areal density of 7.4Gb/sq. in. and reduced power consumption with 3.0-inch media. The series also features industry-leading disk technology with its Ultra160 interface providing transfer rates up to 160MB/s and advanced management features such as domain validation and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) data protection. With 10,000 RPM rotational speed, the drives provide outstanding storage performance and achieve up to 62.5 MB/s internal data transfer rate. The MAJ series drives feature core components and features required for next generation drive technology, including acceleration feedback aided positioning system to increase tolerance to rational vibration and temperature variations, an expanded 4 MB data cache, reduced acoustic levels, and a high performance, dual-processor design that greatly improves response time in high-load applications.

About Silicon Image

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. designs, develops and markets multi-gigabit semiconductor and subsystem solutions for a variety of communications applications demanding high-bandwidth capability. With its proprietary Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL(TM)) architecture, Silicon Image is well positioned for leadership in multiple mass markets including PCs, consumer electronics, storage and networking. Currently, Silicon Image leads the global PC/display arena with its innovative digital interconnect technology, and is now emerging as a leading player in the storage industry -- offering robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors and subsystems through its storage division.

For more information on Silicon Image, visit www.siimage.com


For more information on Fujitsu, visit www.fcpa.fujitsu.com and www.fujitsu.com

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