- LSI Logic builds momentum in Korea as preferred licensable digital signal processor
- By selecting the ZSP400, I&C Technologies gets to market quickly with cost-effective solutions that service multiple digital audio and video applications
MILPITAS, Calif., July 19, 2004 - LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that I&C Technologies Co., Ltd., a Korean-based developer of semiconductor solutions for digital broadcast receivers, has licensed the ZSP400 digital signal processor (DSP) core for use in multiple digital audio and multimedia broadcasting applications. By licensing the ZSP400 core, I&C Technologies now has a well-balanced cost and performance solution with the software compatibility needed to serve the growing market of digital broadcast receivers that are rapidly replacing current analog receivers. DSP technology is critical in achieving high-quality digital broadcasting reception over terrestrial, satellite and cable networks.
The home entertainment market is evolving rapidly, creating multiple standards, new features and improved audio and video quality and resolution, said Chang-Il Park, CEO and president, I&C Technologies. By licensing the ZSP400, we are able to get to market quickly with solutions that can scale to address the changing audio and multimedia broadcasting market where the move to digital has taken hold. LSI Logics proven ZSP solution is especially critical for us in supporting a variety of audio and video formats and compressions required in digital media distribution.
I&C Technologies required a proven and reliable DSP processing solution to enable them to implement their advanced audio and video systems faster and LSI Logic was able to meet their needs with the ZSP400 core complete with comprehensive multimedia software suites, said Tuan Dao, vice president of LSI Logics DSP Division. The flexibility of the platform provides room for future functionality and features, making it an attractive solution. By adding I&C to our growing ZSP partner list, we are strengthening the development of SoC designs in Korea and providing cost effective access to DSP solutions and multimedia application software solutions.
In addition toI&C Technologies, LSI Logic has signed several ZSP licensing agreements in Asia including UTStarcom, Datang Microelectronics, AVID Electronics Corp, Socle Technology and ICC, confirming the ZSP processor as the licensable DSP of choice. Other world-class companies such as Broadcom, Conexant, IBM, Skyworks and VIA Telecom are also among publicly announced licensees of the ZSP architecture.
About the LSI Logic ZSP Processing Solutions
The ZSP Processing Solutions are complete and optimized DSP solutions for multimedia, voice, wireless and other applications requiring high performance signal processing. They are based upon an open, industry-standard DSP architecture. The architecture offers a superior combination of performance, efficient memory usage, and ease of use providing very cost effective options. The ZSP Processing Solutions are available as a licensable, synthesizable technology, as well as off-the-shelf general purpose DSP, multi-channel voice processors and additional application specific standard products from LSI Logic and the ZSP licensees. The ZSP product family includes a series of backward compatible DSP cores including the ZSP200 (2-issue single MAC), ZSP400 (4-issue dual MAC), ZSP500 (4-issue dual MAC) and the ZSP600 (6-issue quad MAC). It also includes comprehensive software suites, bundled device/software packages and reference designs. For more information about the ZSP Processing Solutions please visit http://www.zsp.com/.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer 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 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035, http://www.lsilogic.com.