Industry Veteran Brings 25 Years of Design and Management ExperienceMILPITAS, Calif., March 30, 2006
-- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today appointed Badar Baqai as Vice President Engineering of the IP Products and Solutions organization within Custom Solutions Group Marketing. As part of the company's initiative to become a market-focused provider, Baqai will lead the IP Products and Solutions organization to internally develop differentiating silicon, robust intellectual property (IP) and establish a network of third-party IP providers to develop the industry's most comprehensive IP portfolio. Baqai reports to Jeff Richardson, executive vice president, Custom Solutions Group.
Previously, Baqai was CEO of Cautella, a Silicon Valley-based start-up company that addresses the emerging need of mobile enterprise workforce to access corporate applications securely. He has more than 25 years of experience in designing and managing in both semiconductor and system development. Baqai has also held executive positions at Silicon Image, Fujitsu Microelectronics and Sun Microsystems.
"Badar's extensive design and management experience in both the consumer and storage markets will help us focus our business on these growth markets, enabling us to leverage our silicon-to-systems expertise," said Richardson. "His diverse understanding of technology and market needs will also help us deliver silicon building blocks from cell libraries to complex processor cores within these markets."
Baqai will be responsible for integrating IP into a comprehensive set of applications to enable LSI to engage with customers at the system level.
"As a market leader in both the consumer and storage markets, I believe LSI will bring more value to customers by strengthening investments in these two growing markets," said Baqai. "I look forward to helping LSI make this strategic change. LSI has demonstrated that we can provide differentiated market solutions that incorporate IP in silicon, systems and software to bring innovative market solutions to our customers."
Baqai holds a master's of science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of California Los Angeles and an executive master's in business administration from Stanford University.About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading provider of silicon-to-system solutions that are used at the core of products that create, store and consume digital information. LSI offers a broad portfolio of capabilities including custom and standard product ICs, host bus and RAID adapters, storage area network solutions and software applications. LSI products enable leading technology companies in the Storage and Consumer markets to deliver some of the most advanced and well-known electronic systems in the market today. More information is available at www.lsi.com