Chelsio Unified Wire adapters are now qualified for Avid Storage Solutions

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CHELSIO UNIFIED WIRE ADAPTERS QUALIFIED FOR AVID STORAGE SOLUTIONS

SUNNYVALE, CA – February 5, 2009 - Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced Avid Technology, Inc. has qualified the latest 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters for its Avid Unity ISISВ® v2.0 systems, delivering high speed interconnectivity in a collaborative environment.  The Avid Unity ISIS solution is a scalable enterprise-class network storage platform that serves as the backbone of broadcast and post-production facilities, enabling multi-user access to digital media files in real time.

“The success of today’s collaborative workflows relies heavily on the ability to provide real-time, high-bandwidth connectivity across a broad range of content creation and shared storage systems. By using Chelsio’s latest adapters in our ISIS solutions, we further strengthen our positioning and ability to deliver against the evolving needs of our users in post and broadcast environments,” said Bill Moren, storage product manager at Avid Technology, Inc. “Now, with Avid Unity ISIS systems, customers can take advantage of a highly scalable solution, while significantly lowering overhead costs to have a highly reliable, redundant and flexible storage infrastructure that is easy to configure, expand, service and administer.”

“Chelsio is pleased to have its adapters be part of the Avid ISIS solution,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. “The single processor data-flow TOE architecture of our T3 chip is uniquely suited to accelerating a single connection to wire rate – a key requirement for media and video applications.”

The integrated traffic manager enables shaping and pacing of traffic on a per connection or per class basis to a variety of consumers.  In combination with support for iWARP, iSCSI, TOE, and forthcoming Mac OS X and Solaris drivers, Chelsio is providing a complete solution for the media industry.

Two video applications that directly benefit from the T3 are post-production, where very large distributed storage files need to be moved quickly and traffic management is essential for scaling the storage solution; and video streaming and distribution, where low CPU and system memory usage, high connection count support, and per-flow rate control allow very high density per server.

About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include AvidВ®, DigidesignВ®, M-AudioВ®, Pinnacle SystemsВ®, SibeliusВ® and Sundance DigitalВ®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. For more information about the company’s award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com.

Avid, Avid Unity, ISIS, Digidesign, M-Audio, Media Composer, Pinnacle Systems, Sibelius and Sundance Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in theUnited Statesand/or other countries.  All other trademarks contained herein are property of their respective owners.

About Chelsio Communications Inc.
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven unified wire technology.  Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications.  For more information, visit the company online at www.chelsio.com.

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