LSI Logic Enhances Broadband and Wireless Offering - Licenses Bluetooth Technology From NewLogic

Agreement Accelerates the Integration of Bluetooth for Next-Generation

Communication Devices



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from LSI Logic Corporation

    MILPITAS, Calif., and LUSTENAU, Austria, April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:   LSI), a leading provider of communications
 semiconductors, today announced it has signed an agreement with NewLogic
 Technologies AG, a leading supplier of Bluetooth intellectual property (IP)
 cores, in which the company will license NewLogic's BOOST Core(TM) and BOOST
 Software(TM) IP products. The agreement allows LSI Logic to add Bluetooth
 functionality to its portfolio of standard products, as well as offer the
 BOOST Core as an element in its CoreWare(R) library of intellectual property.
 LSI Logic's customers can now easily integrate Bluetooth capability into
 custom and standard chips for next-generation communications products.
     "NewLogic's IP cores give us another piece of the puzzle in our already
 vast ASIC and standard-product lines, providing communications designers with
 the complete set of building blocks for broadband connectivity into and within
 the home," said Giuseppe Staffaroni, LSI Logic's executive vice president of
 the Broadband Products group. "With LSI Logic's integrated solutions and
 system-on-a-chip expertise, we're able to reduce total system costs and offer
 designers of Bluetooth applications a solution that will help them bring their
 products to market quickly."
     NewLogic's BOOST IP family includes a Bluetooth baseband processor, a full
 software protocol stack and a CMOS radio. These IP elements, when combined
 with a suitable microcontroller core, permit the implementation of a
 single-chip Bluetooth solution using industry standard CMOS process
 technologies. The NewLogic core complements LSI Logic's extensive CoreWare
 library that includes ARM, MIPs, ZSP(TM), Ethernet, GigaBlaze(R),
 HyperPHY(TM), USB and PCI cores. These cores provide the building blocks for
 system-on-a-chip designs and help bring customers' end products to market
 faster.
     "The desire to add Bluetooth functionality to a wide range of standard and
 ASIC integrated circuits is gaining momentum," said Hans-Peter Metzler,
 president and CEO of NewLogic. "We are delighted to be able to offer a
 Bluetooth IP solution which meets LSI Logic's needs, both in terms of
 technical merit and guaranteed interoperability."
     Bluetooth wireless technology is the new cordless standard adopted by more
 than 2000 companies throughout the world to link portable devices to mobile
 phones and PCs. It has spurred an unprecedented enthusiasm within the PC and
 communications industries. Its promises of small size, low-cost and
 interoperability have fuelled a burst of new ideas and application
 possibilities.
 
     About LSI Logic Corporation
     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, 408-433-8000,
 www.lsilogic.com.
 
     About NewLogic Technologies
     NewLogic is a leading provider of intellectual property and IC design
 services. Their comprehensive IP portfolio includes embedded non-volatile
 memory, DSP, mixed signal and RF cores for the communications, information and
 automotive electronics markets. For more details of the BOOST system, or
 NewLogic's design and IP services, please visit:  www.newlogic.com.
 
     Notes to Editor:
     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, and CoreWare are registered trademarks of
 LSI Logic Corporation.
     3. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Telefonaktiebolaget L.M.Ericsson,
 Sweden and licensed to NewLogic.
     4. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
     5. Please do not assign a Reader Service number to this release.
 
 

SOURCE LSI Logic Corporation
    MILPITAS, Calif., and LUSTENAU, Austria, April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
 LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:   LSI), a leading provider of communications
 semiconductors, today announced it has signed an agreement with NewLogic
 Technologies AG, a leading supplier of Bluetooth intellectual property (IP)
 cores, in which the company will license NewLogic's BOOST Core(TM) and BOOST
 Software(TM) IP products. The agreement allows LSI Logic to add Bluetooth
 functionality to its portfolio of standard products, as well as offer the
 BOOST Core as an element in its CoreWare(R) library of intellectual property.
 LSI Logic's customers can now easily integrate Bluetooth capability into
 custom and standard chips for next-generation communications products.
     "NewLogic's IP cores give us another piece of the puzzle in our already
 vast ASIC and standard-product lines, providing communications designers with
 the complete set of building blocks for broadband connectivity into and within
 the home," said Giuseppe Staffaroni, LSI Logic's executive vice president of
 the Broadband Products group. "With LSI Logic's integrated solutions and
 system-on-a-chip expertise, we're able to reduce total system costs and offer
 designers of Bluetooth applications a solution that will help them bring their
 products to market quickly."
     NewLogic's BOOST IP family includes a Bluetooth baseband processor, a full
 software protocol stack and a CMOS radio. These IP elements, when combined
 with a suitable microcontroller core, permit the implementation of a
 single-chip Bluetooth solution using industry standard CMOS process
 technologies. The NewLogic core complements LSI Logic's extensive CoreWare
 library that includes ARM, MIPs, ZSP(TM), Ethernet, GigaBlaze(R),
 HyperPHY(TM), USB and PCI cores. These cores provide the building blocks for
 system-on-a-chip designs and help bring customers' end products to market
 faster.
     "The desire to add Bluetooth functionality to a wide range of standard and
 ASIC integrated circuits is gaining momentum," said Hans-Peter Metzler,
 president and CEO of NewLogic. "We are delighted to be able to offer a
 Bluetooth IP solution which meets LSI Logic's needs, both in terms of
 technical merit and guaranteed interoperability."
     Bluetooth wireless technology is the new cordless standard adopted by more
 than 2000 companies throughout the world to link portable devices to mobile
 phones and PCs. It has spurred an unprecedented enthusiasm within the PC and
 communications industries. Its promises of small size, low-cost and
 interoperability have fuelled a burst of new ideas and application
 possibilities.
 
     About LSI Logic Corporation
     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, 408-433-8000,
 www.lsilogic.com.
 
     About NewLogic Technologies
     NewLogic is a leading provider of intellectual property and IC design
 services. Their comprehensive IP portfolio includes embedded non-volatile
 memory, DSP, mixed signal and RF cores for the communications, information and
 automotive electronics markets. For more details of the BOOST system, or
 NewLogic's design and IP services, please visit:  www.newlogic.com.
 
     Notes to Editor:
     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, and CoreWare are registered trademarks of
 LSI Logic Corporation.
     3. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Telefonaktiebolaget L.M.Ericsson,
 Sweden and licensed to NewLogic.
     4. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
     5. Please do not assign a Reader Service number to this release.
 
 SOURCE  LSI Logic Corporation

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