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Freescale, Hifn in Storage Deal

Austin, Texas-based Freescale and California-based Hifn said today that the firms have partnered on a joint soultion using Freescale's embedded processors and Hifn's network processors. According to the companies, the two are planning to create storage reference designs that incorporate Freescale's PowerQUICC processor and Hifn's Applied Service Processors. The designs target storage OEMs and ODMs, who can use the design to create disk-to-disk backup, virtual tape, deduplication, and continuous data protection storage devices. Freescale, which is based in Austin, is a designer of a wide range of embedded semiconductors and processors.