MILPITAS, Calif. -- May 1, 2006 -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that it has named Robert L. Payne to the post of senior vice president and chief technology officer. He will report to Abhi Talwalkar, LSI president and chief executive officer.
Payne joins LSI from Philips Semiconductors where he served as vice president and general manager of system technology and architecture in the CTO organization, managing multiple global engineering teams conducting applied research in the areas of systems design, media processing technology and high-speed serial communications for consumer electronics applications.
"I am very pleased and excited to have a senior executive of Bob's caliber join the LSI management team," said Talwalkar. "Bob brings a wealth of technical expertise and global perspective to the job. His broad experience and insight will be invaluable to us as we continue sharpening our focus on the growing opportunities for silicon, systems and software in our consumer electronics and information storage markets."
Payne will be responsible for charting future technology and platform architecture advancements that will enable LSI to maintain strong leadership positions in its focus markets. He will also play a key role in promoting the company's position as a recognized thought leader and innovator in the consumer electronics and information storage markets.
"I'm delighted to be joining the LSI team at such an exciting time and to help expand the company's technology leadership in its chosen markets," said Payne. "I am also very excited to have the opportunity to work closely with the talented LSI engineering community worldwide to fully leverage our innovation and market knowledge to maximize the value we deliver to our customers."
Payne brings more than 35 years of technology management and engineering experience to his new role. Prior to joining Philips Semiconductors in 1999, he held executive and management positions with VLSI Technology and Honeywell Incorporated. Payne holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA degree from the College of St. Thomas.
About LSI Logic
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.