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Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO) is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products and complex digital and mixed signal CMOS based devices. Avago's product portfolio is extensive and includes thousands of products in four primary target markets: wireless communications, enterprise storage, wired infrastructure, and industrial & other.

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who's who in SSD? - Avago Technologies

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - - April 2015

When I wrote my classic article - hostage to the fortunes of SSD (July 2013) I didn't have Avago Technologies in mind - because at that time I had never heard of Avago - due to the fact that it didn't have any presence whatsoever in the enterprise storage market. But the strategic importance of the enterprise SSD market affected all kinds of businesses in the electronics market - not just the leading characters mentioned in that article.

In December 2013 Avago gate crashed the SSD market in a big way and by the first half of 2015 Avago had become one of the most significant suppliers of storage glue chips aimed at the enterprise SSD market due to a series of strategic acquisitions which you can see more about below.

In retrospect one of the shrewd moves which Avago made early in that series of acquisitions was to recognize that it would deter future systems customers if it also competed with them. Calculating the short term risks and benefits of that led to Avago selling off the SSD business part of LSI to Seagate almost as soon as it had acquired the business - while retaining the interface chip part of that business.

Today Avago is a leading supplier of interface chips for 3 primary connection types used in enterprise SSDs. See also:- a guide to enterprise storage architectures,
7 different SSD types is enough to satisfy all future enterprise needs
In this article I propose a new shorthand terminology which can usefully describe any enterprise server in an SSD architecture - from an SSD software latency envelope point of view - by a single rating number - from 0 to 7.
SSDserver rank - what's in a number?

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Avago agrees to acquire Broadcom
Editor:- May 28, 2015 - Avago today announced it will acquire Broadcom for approximately $37 billion.

Editor's comments:- both companies are peripheral to the SSD ecosystem (no pun intended) insofar as they supply communications and interface chips which connect SSDs and SSD boxes rather than having anything too much to do with memory related controllers.
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how fast can your SSD run backwards?
SSDs are complex devices and there's a lot of mysterious behavior which isn't fully revealed by benchmarks, datasheets and whitepapers.
SSD symmetries article Underlying all the important aspects of SSD behavior are asymmetries which arise from the intrinsic technologies and architecture inside the SSD. to read the article is published by ACSL