MILPITAS, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that it now cumulatively holds 3,000 patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. LSI Logic was awarded 378 patents in 2004 and has already secured 42 patents in 2005. In a worldwide ranking of 1,800 companies that were granted 10 or more patents by the US Patent Office in 2004, LSI Logic was ranked #50. "In less than five years, LSI Logic has nearly tripled its extensive patent portfolio," said Sandeep Jaggi, LSI Logic vice president and chief intellectual property counsel. "This achievement reinforces the company's reputation for technology leadership, engineering strength and employee innovation." Approximately one out of every three LSI Logic engineers and other technology professionals has submitted, filed for or received patents for their inventions. These patents cover more than 15 distinct technologies including: semiconductor design, fabrication and packaging; digital video; communications; storage; digital signal processing and Platform ASICs. "LSI Logic is a forward-looking company seeking leadership positions in technology areas that may be years from hitting the market," said Chris Hamlin, LSI Logic senior vice president and chief technology officer. "Nanotechnology is a good example, and obtaining patents helps the company stake out its place in this arena." LSI Logic was granted four patents last week from the US Patent Office, taking its total of US assigned patents to the 3,000 mark. These patents are in the fields of semiconductor fabrication (chemical mechanical polishing or CMP, and low-K dielectric), semiconductor packaging (Multi-Chip Modules) and portable digital recording. LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com Editor's Notes: 1. All LSI Logic news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology etc.) are issued exclusively by PR Newswire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, http://www.lsilogic.com . 2. The LSI Logic logo design is a registered trademark of LSI Logic Corporation. 3. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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