Adaptec Acquires RAID Storage Maker Aristos Logic

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2008-08-28 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Storage infrastructure provider Adaptec is getting back into the ASIC production business with this $41 million acquisition. Aristos Logic makes multiprotocol RAID storage processor boards that are delivered in both software and silicon solutions. Its ASIC development team has produced a scalable architecture that can be used in multiple product families.

Storage infrastructure provider Adaptec is getting back into the ASIC production business. Adaptec announced Aug. 27 that it is acquiring privately held RAID board maker Aristos Logic for about $41 million in cash.

Aristos employs about 75 people and has been supplying a handful of the top 10 largest storage makers with application-specific integrated circuits since 2000.

Adaptec, which makes storage controllers that are bought by virtually all the major data storage vendors-including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, EMC and NetApp-had dropped the board-making part of its business several years ago for reasons of economy and hired Intel to make them. With that decision, complete control and coordination over that part of the business was lost.

With the acquisition of Aristos Logic, Adaptec importantly regains the control of the ebb and flow of its circuit boards.

Aristos Logic makes multiprotocol RAID storage processor boards that are delivered in both software and silicon solutions. Its ASIC development team has produced a scalable architecture that can be used in multiple product families, ranging from entry-level internal RAID storage to high-performance enterprise-class storage systems.

Aristos Logic's products are deployed in high-density applications that require a compact footprint.

"Aristos Logic's technologies and customers will also enable us to expand into high-growth adjacent RAID segments, including performance desktops, blade servers and enterprise-class external storage systems," S. "Sundi" Sundaresh, president and CEO of Adaptec, said in a news release.

"Aristos Logic will also provide us with a strong ASIC road map. Their next-generation 6GB-per-second serial RAID controllers will expand our channel offerings and enhance the value of our current lines of Unified Serial SATA and SAS products."

 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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