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Intel, Emulex Team Up on New Xscale Storage Processors ... Spectra Logic Enables iSCSI on tape libraries ... Belkin Adds 8-in-1 USB Media Reader/Writer ... Slack Zip Sales Slap Iomega Quarterly Earnings
Enterprise StorageIntel, Emulex Team Up on New Xscale Storage Processors Intel and Emulex this week announced an agreement to co-develop a family of integrated storage processors for Fibre Channel, serial ATA and serial-attached SCSI interconnects. The products, coming in 2004, will be based on Intels XScale cores and be made in its 90nm process technology, using firmware, management software and drivers provided by Emulex. The companies would not be specific about what products they plan to develop. However, they did say those chips would be used in future disk arrays, server adapter cards, server blades, storage appliances and other direct-attached and storage network equipment.
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Personal StorageBelkin Adds 8-in-1 USB Media Reader/Writer Belkin said it will begin shipping its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 8-in-1 Media Reader & Writer by the end of May. The drive will enable Macs and PCs to accommodate eight different types of media, including CompactFlash I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick and MemoryGate Memory Stick. Read the full story on:MacCentral
Storage BusinessSlack Zip Sales Slap Iomega Quarterly Earnings Iomega this week said its first-quarter earnings fell sharply on a 40 percent decline in revenue amid slow sales of its core "Zip" line of storage products.Iomega posted a net profit of $5.3 million, or 10 cents a share, on par with analysts expectations but down from $31.2 million, or 61 cents a share, last year. "Zip revenues are expected to continue to decline and it will not be possible to offset this revenue decline in 2003 with the initiatives we have under way in our Mobile and Desktop Storage Systems and Network Storage Systems businesses," Werner Heid, Iomega chief executive, said in a statement. Read the full story on:Reuters