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