Verisilicon Licenses ZSP400 and Forms Strategic Partnership With LSI Logic to Offer Turnkey SoC Solutions
MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 7, 2005
- Integration of DSP IP and turnkey design services reduces cost and time-to-market
- SoC designs utilizing ZSP DSPs ideal for fast-growing wireless, digital multimedia and VoIP markets
- LSI Logic welcomes VeriSilicon into ZSP Solution Partner program as an 'Authorized Design Center' (http://www.zsp.com/partners/#centers )
-- The DSP Product Division of LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) and VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon) today announced that VeriSilicon, a leading fabless ASIC design foundry focusing on providing semiconductor intellectual property (IP), design services and turnkey services, has licensed the ZSP400 digital signal processor (DSP) core to strengthen its IP portfolio. The core is available immediately for customers designing complex System-on-a-Chips (SoCs). VeriSilicon has also joined the ZSP Solution Partner program as a "ZSP Authorized Design Center." VeriSilicon has its primary operation in Shanghai, China and operation centers in Silicon Valley, Calif., United States; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan to service worldwide customers.
"Through our partnership with LSI Logic, we can now offer our customers a complete turnkey DSP solution that will result in shorter design cycles and significantly lower cost for their products," said Wayne Dai, president and CEO of VeriSilicon. "By incorporating the ZSP technology into our design flow, we've bridged the gap between cost-effective manufacturing and the complex DSP IPs required for SoC designs. We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with LSI Logic as we continue to service the growing market demand in Asia and worldwide."
VeriSilicon has integrated LSI Logic's ZSP400 into its IP portfolio and IC design flow in response to growing customer requests for comprehensive design services to deliver products faster and at lower cost for markets such as wireless, digital multimedia and VoIP, where DSP technology is a fundamental requirement. VeriSilicon's affiliation with numerous China-based wafer foundries and proven experience in many SoC designs brings significant value to the fabless IC industry. The ZSP400 core will be available to VeriSilicon customers as part of their turnkey SoC design service. Plans to expand the agreement to include additional ZSP cores and technologies are expected to be available through the VeriSilicon and LSI Logic relationship in the future.
"The combination of LSI Logic's widely adopted ZSP processor technology and VeriSilicon's world-class design services provides exactly what the market needs," said Tuan Dao, vice president and general manager of the DSP Product Division, LSI Logic. "Together, we bring DSP-based SoC solutions to the mass."
For more information on LSI Logic's Partner Program, visit http://www.zsp.com/partners/
.About the DSP Products Division
The DSP Products Division of LSI Logic is a leading licensor of signal processing cores and solutions. The ZSP processor architecture enables customer innovation worldwide as the DSP of choice in many key vertical markets including 3G wireless handsets, multimedia and networked voice appliances. The ZSP roadmap offers a range of software compatible cores delivering performance points that meet the cost, power and efficiency constraints of today's SoC designs. A number of standard products are also available for lower volume designs and prototype implementations. ZSP Solution Partners augment the technology with world-class software tools, EDA modeling support and a large portfolio of application software. More information about the ZSP signal processing solutions is available at http://www.zsp.com/
.About LSI Logic Corporation
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 uilding blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with standard-cell ASICs, Platform ASICs and 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
.About VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd.
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. is a fabless ASIC design foundry focusing on providing semiconductor IP, design services and turnkey services including manufacturing, packaging, testing, and delivery. VeriSilicon has operation centers in Shanghai, China, Silicon Valley, US, Taipei, Taiwan, and Tokyo, Japan to service worldwide customers. Over 400 customers worldwide have licensed VeriSilicon's IPs and Standard Design Platforms (SDPs), including standard cell libraries, IO cell libraries, memory compilers, optimized specifically for wafer foundries such as, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation (SMIC), Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (GSMC), Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation of Shanghai (ASMC) and Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co., Ltd (HHNEC), and HeJian Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (HJTC), covering 90nm, 0.13.m, 0.15.m, 0.18.m, 0.25.m, 0.35.m, and 0.6.m process technologies. VeriSilicon has achieved the first silicon success and started volume production of many complex, multi-million gates ASICs using 0.18 um and below technologies at China based wafer foundries. VeriSilicon is the first and only ARM certified design center (ATAP) and the first and only LSI certified ZSP design center in mainland China. In 2005, VeriSilicon has been names one of the Red Herring 100 Private Companies of Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.verisilicon.com
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