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History 2001: Silicon Image Acquires CMD Technology

To enter SATA market

The Sunnyvale, CA-based Silicon Image, involved in high-speed semiconductors tor communications applications, has acquired privately-held CMD Technology in Irvine, CA.

The deal should allow Silicon Image to enter the SATA market in which CMD is especially advanced.

The latter is also a provider of SCSI and FC RAID controllers for Unix and PC markets, as well as IDE/Ultra ATA and USB semiconductors tor the PC and embedded markets.

Among its customers, you may found Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM and Sun.

CMD will now operate as a division of Silicon Image, retaining its 160 employees under Michael Kelley, who has been appointed GM of the division.

The company was founded in 1986 to develop and market SCSI adapters.

This article is an abstract of news published on issue 162 on July 2001 from the former paper version of Computer Data Storage Newsletter.