Cortina Systems to Acquire Storm Semiconductor, Expanding Its Infrastructure Leadership to the Digital Home : Together Cortina and Storm will Link Global Networks End-to-End from Central Office to the Home

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Cortina Systems, Inc. (Cortina™), a fast-growing leader of intelligent communication solutions, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Storm Semiconductor, Inc., a privately held semiconductor company specializing in embedded network processing, triple play services and storage solutions for both small/medium businesses (SMB) and home networks. The combination of Cortina’s infrastructure footprint and Storm’s networking solutions for distributing digital multimedia content will create seamless connectivity from Service Providers to consumers.

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Cortina's mission is to 'link people globally,' and with Storm's technologies, we bring the network closer to the consumers.

"The vast improvements in corporate and access networks over the last decade have been the driving force behind the global economy. Consumers are at the forefront of the next wave of economic expansion," said Amir Nayyerhabibi, President and CEO, Cortina Systems, Inc. "Storm's SMB and home networking technologies along with Cortina's vast footprint in the networking infrastructure will forge the next generation of consumer social networking, multimedia, and digital home connectivity."

"With massive multimedia data streaming into our lives, there is tremendous need for available and abundant bandwidth within the home. Cortina already delivers best-in-class solutions from the core to the access networks, Storm's technology will enable world-class infrastructure technology for the home," said Dr. Stewart Wu, President and CEO of Storm Semiconductor, Inc. "Cortina's mission is to 'link people globally,' and with Storm's technologies, we bring the network closer to the consumers."

About Storm

Storm Semiconductor, Inc. is an emerging leader in embedded network processing, multimedia content transport, and storage solutions for both SMB and home networks. Storm delivers easy to use, cost effective broadband communication and network solutions covering NAS, secured VoIP, media server and gateway, concurrent dual band WiFi AP and WiFi mesh network. For more information please visit http://www.stormsemi.com.

About Cortina Systems

Through continuous innovations in advanced port processing and intelligent port connectivity, Cortina Systems, Inc is a leading supplier of intelligent communication solutions for the Core, Metro, Access and Enterprise network market segments. Cortina delivers a wide suite of products that address customers' performance, density, and flexibility needs with state-of-the-art, high-speed, analog-digital integration technology. Cortina solutions enable faster time-to-market, longer time-in-market, and increased revenue opportunities. Working closely with customers to understand their system requirements and anticipate their needs, Cortina is creating the foundation for new generations of services. For more information, please visit http://www.cortina-systems.com.

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