ADAPTEC – Innovative Host Bus Adapters (HBA) with Hardware Encryption
History About Adaptec Established:
Adaptec, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, conducted business in the storage and semiconductors industry. It was a public company with 1,500 employees and design, technical, marketing, and sales teams in North America, Europe, Israel, and Asia. The company specialized in producing storage products and its products included interface products such as SCSI, USB, IEEE 1394, ISCSI, Fiber Channel and Video. It also produced CD and DVD burning software under brand names Easy CD Creator and Toast, as well as network-attached storage devices. However, in 2010, Adaptec was acquired by PMC-Sierra Inc and its channel storage business was renamed “Adaptec by PMC.” Adaptec retained its Aristos ASIC technology business, certain real estate assets, more than 200 patents, and about $400 million in cash and marketable securities. It’s RAID storage product line, the Adaptec brand, reseller customer base, board logistics capabilities, and SSD cache performance solutions, however, were signed over to PMC-Sierra, effective May 8, 2010.
Adaptec by PMC offers RAID Adapters, Host Bus Adapters and cables and other accessories. This includes a collection of SAS and SATA RAID storage adapters that emphasize connectivity, performance, and low cost. Adaptec host bus adapters connect storage media within server and storage network environments. Specific products include 6 GB/s PCIe Gen3, 6 GB/s PCIe Gen2, 3 GB/s, SATA, SCSI. Cables and accessories include SAS HD cables, serial attached SCSI cables, flash modules, battery modules, and fan kits.