LSI Logic Awarded 3,000th US Patent

Technology Innovator Ranked in Top 50 Worldwide for 2004

Mar 02, 2005, 00:00 ET from LSI Logic Corporation

    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
     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
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