Broadcom Raids SATA Startup

Chipmaker Broadcom acquires RaidCore for $16.5 million.

Chipmaker Broadcom Corp. this week announced its acquisition of RaidCore Inc. Broadcom spent $16.5 million on the RAID controller startup.

Broadcom expects the combination of its own technology with RaidCores to lead to new server I/O chipsets; broadband processors, PCI-X and PCI-Express-based Serial ATA I and II controllers and multiplexers, and Gigabit Ethernet controllers.

But the primary interest is in future developments for RAID-on-a-chip (ROC) and RAID-on-a-motherboard (ROM) products.

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