INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 27, 2006 – Intel Corporation today introduced a family of storage processors that serve market segments ranging from small- to medium-sized businesses.

The Intel® IOP34x Family integrates advanced data protection, hardware-based RAID 5/6 (redundant array of independent disks), multiple high-performance Intel XScale® processor cores and support for high-speed serial-attached SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA (SATA) interfaces in processors and controllers for server direct attached and external storage products. Developers designing these flexible, pin-compatible processors into their storage solutions benefit from reduced engineering investments, proven interoperability, lower system costs and a time-to-market advantage.

‘This new family of processors provides the storage industry with unprecedented product and interface design flexibility,’ said Hans Geyer, vice president and general manager, Intel Storage Group. ‘By building their products on a common architecture, storage OEMs can more easily accommodate a variety of product solutions, increase manufacturing options, address multiple market price-points and simplify component management.’