BBC R&D and LSI Logic Win Queen's Award for Digital TV Chip

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from LSI Logic Corporation

    BRACKNELL, England, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- BBC
 Research & Development (R&D) and LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:   LSI), a leading
 designer and manufacturer of communications and storage semiconductors, have
 received the highly prestigious Queen's Award for Industry in the category of
 Innovation for a jointly developed single-chip digital terrestrial television
 (DTT) demodulator.
     The L64780 receiver chip -- the first chip in LSI Logic's family of highly
 integrated, high performance solutions for digital terrestrial TV broadcast
 -- makes it possible for viewers to receive cutting edge new digital services
 through their existing television sets.  Affordable and effective, it quickly
 became a market leader when it was launched three years ago.
     New digital technology enables transmission of more channels (up to 30 in
 place of the traditional five in the case of the UK) along with new
 interactive communications and services for the partially sighted or hard of
 hearing.
     The BBC and LSI Logic collaboration is at the core of digital innovation
 and the Queen's Award is recognition of its outstanding contribution.  Under
 the collaboration, BBC R&D provides its intellectual property while LSI Logic
 adds its integrated circuit design, production and marketing expertise to the
 project.
     Dr. Peter Bury, Head of BBC R&D, said:  "We are delighted that the
 commercial success and technological innovation of our partnership with LSI
 Logic has been recognized with such a prestigious award."
     Kenroy Francis, Marketing Director LSI Logic Europe, said:  "BBC R&D's
 expertise has been fundamental to the successful launch and take-up of digital
 terrestrial television.  The superiority of this chip over other solutions
 enabled set-top box manufacturers and broadcasters to offer digital
 terrestrial television equipment and services with confidence."
     Justin Mitchell, BBC project leader for the collaboration, added:  "The
 possibilities for the future created by this chip are tremendously exciting.
 Broadcasters can now offer the services that the consumers want -- more
 choice, higher quality pictures and advanced interactive services."
     The LSI Logic family of single-chip COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency
 Division Multiplex) demodulators is fully compliant with the European Digital
 Video Broadcast Terrestrial (DVB-T) standard of which the BBC and LSI Logic
 are members.  The DVB-T standard is suitable for the 6, 7 and 8MHz channels
 used in different parts of the world.  In addition, the chips seamlessly
 interface with low cost tuners owing to the incorporation of common phase
 error measurement and compensation algorithms on chip.
 
     About LSI Logic
     LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of
 communications and storage semiconductors for applications that access,
 interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company
 supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is
 headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 866-574-5741
 (within U.S.), 719-533-7679 (outside U.S.), www.lsilogic.com.
 
     Notes to Editor:
     1.  The chip is compliant with Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial
 (DVB-T).  DVB is a consortium of around 300 companies in the fields of
 broadcasting, manufacturing, network operation and regulatory matter that come
 together to establish common international standards for the move from analog
 to digital broadcasting.  For further information see http://www.dvb.org
     2.  The L64780 chip is a Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex
 (COFDM) demodulator. Its successor, the L64781, is a complete single-chip
 DVB-T receiver. They support all 1,320 modes of the standard.
     3.  COFDM is an advanced digital transmission system that is immune to the
 effects of noise, interference and ghosting, which are often seen on analog
 television pictures.
     4.  Further information about the L64780 and L64781 chips can be found on
 the BBC website at http://bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/chipset and on the LSI Logic
 website at http://www.lsilogic.com/products/digital_tv/channel_products.html
     5.  Details of the Queen's Awards can be found at
 http://www.queensawards.org.uk
     6.  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.
     7.  The LSI Logic logo is a registered trademark of LSI Logic Corporation.
     8.  BBC Research and Development is based at Kingswood Warren near
 Tadworth in Surrey, UK.
 
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SOURCE LSI Logic Corporation
    BRACKNELL, England, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- BBC
 Research & Development (R&D) and LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:   LSI), a leading
 designer and manufacturer of communications and storage semiconductors, have
 received the highly prestigious Queen's Award for Industry in the category of
 Innovation for a jointly developed single-chip digital terrestrial television
 (DTT) demodulator.
     The L64780 receiver chip -- the first chip in LSI Logic's family of highly
 integrated, high performance solutions for digital terrestrial TV broadcast
 -- makes it possible for viewers to receive cutting edge new digital services
 through their existing television sets.  Affordable and effective, it quickly
 became a market leader when it was launched three years ago.
     New digital technology enables transmission of more channels (up to 30 in
 place of the traditional five in the case of the UK) along with new
 interactive communications and services for the partially sighted or hard of
 hearing.
     The BBC and LSI Logic collaboration is at the core of digital innovation
 and the Queen's Award is recognition of its outstanding contribution.  Under
 the collaboration, BBC R&D provides its intellectual property while LSI Logic
 adds its integrated circuit design, production and marketing expertise to the
 project.
     Dr. Peter Bury, Head of BBC R&D, said:  "We are delighted that the
 commercial success and technological innovation of our partnership with LSI
 Logic has been recognized with such a prestigious award."
     Kenroy Francis, Marketing Director LSI Logic Europe, said:  "BBC R&D's
 expertise has been fundamental to the successful launch and take-up of digital
 terrestrial television.  The superiority of this chip over other solutions
 enabled set-top box manufacturers and broadcasters to offer digital
 terrestrial television equipment and services with confidence."
     Justin Mitchell, BBC project leader for the collaboration, added:  "The
 possibilities for the future created by this chip are tremendously exciting.
 Broadcasters can now offer the services that the consumers want -- more
 choice, higher quality pictures and advanced interactive services."
     The LSI Logic family of single-chip COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency
 Division Multiplex) demodulators is fully compliant with the European Digital
 Video Broadcast Terrestrial (DVB-T) standard of which the BBC and LSI Logic
 are members.  The DVB-T standard is suitable for the 6, 7 and 8MHz channels
 used in different parts of the world.  In addition, the chips seamlessly
 interface with low cost tuners owing to the incorporation of common phase
 error measurement and compensation algorithms on chip.
 
     About LSI Logic
     LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of
 communications and storage semiconductors for applications that access,
 interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company
 supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is
 headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 866-574-5741
 (within U.S.), 719-533-7679 (outside U.S.), www.lsilogic.com.
 
     Notes to Editor:
     1.  The chip is compliant with Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial
 (DVB-T).  DVB is a consortium of around 300 companies in the fields of
 broadcasting, manufacturing, network operation and regulatory matter that come
 together to establish common international standards for the move from analog
 to digital broadcasting.  For further information see http://www.dvb.org
     2.  The L64780 chip is a Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex
 (COFDM) demodulator. Its successor, the L64781, is a complete single-chip
 DVB-T receiver. They support all 1,320 modes of the standard.
     3.  COFDM is an advanced digital transmission system that is immune to the
 effects of noise, interference and ghosting, which are often seen on analog
 television pictures.
     4.  Further information about the L64780 and L64781 chips can be found on
 the BBC website at http://bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/chipset and on the LSI Logic
 website at http://www.lsilogic.com/products/digital_tv/channel_products.html
     5.  Details of the Queen's Awards can be found at
 http://www.queensawards.org.uk
     6.  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.
     7.  The LSI Logic logo is a registered trademark of LSI Logic Corporation.
     8.  BBC Research and Development is based at Kingswood Warren near
 Tadworth in Surrey, UK.
 
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