Arik Hesseldahl

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NetApp Acquires Engenio Storage Business From LSI

NetApp, the storage networking equipment concern, said today it had reached a deal to purchase the Engenio storage business from chipmaker LSI for $480 million in cash. The move will bolster its place in the market for video and high-performance computing applications. LSI’s Engenio unit makes rack-mountable storage devices, and generated $750 million in sales in 2010. LSI said it would use the proceeds to fund a $750 million share buyback. LSI shares soared by nearly four percent in after-hours trading. NetApp shares finished the regular session down 11 cents, and appeared to be held for after-hours trading pending the end of a conference call discussing the deal.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik