- RM Limited, Arrow, Denali Software, GDA Technologies, Memec, PLDApplications, Pinpoint Solutions, Synplicity, Silicon Infusion, TeraSystems, Daito Electron Co., Ltd., Innotech Corporation and Reptechnic Design all join LSI Logic's RapidChip Platform ASIC Partner Program
- Cooperative effort between LSI Logic and third-party providers of intellectual property (IP), design services and EDA tools tremendously expands RapidChip product offering
- Leading companies commit resources, validating LSI Logic's leadership in Platform ASIC market
MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 9, 2004 – LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced the formation of the RapidChip® Platform ASIC Partner Program, a cooperative effort between LSI Logic and third-party providers of intellectual property (IP), design services and EDA tools.
The 13 initial companies participating in the first partner program in the Platform ASIC space will provide best-in-class, ready-to-use and verified products and services. Through LSI Logic and the RapidChip Platform ASIC partners, customers will be able to choose the optimal combination of IP, design services, tools and platform resources to quickly get to market while minimizing both design risk and cost. RapidChip Platform ASIC includes semiconductor platforms that are optimized for market specific applications such as communications, storage and computing as well as platforms that can be used across other high performance designs such as military, aerospace, industrial and medical applications.
Companies currently participating in the RapidChip Partner Program include ARM Limited, Arrow, Denali Software Inc., GDA Technologies Inc., Memec, PLDApplications, Pinpoint Solutions Inc., Synplicity Inc., Silicon Infusion, TeraSystems Inc., Daito Electron Co., Ltd., Innotech Corporation and Reptechnic Design.
“The participation of these 13 IP, design services and EDA companies in the Partner Program underscores the pervasiveness of the RapidChip Platform ASIC product that reduces engineering costs, mitigates design risk and speeds time to revenue,” said Ronnie Vasishta, vice president, Technology Marketing, LSI Logic. “By proliferating our Platform ASIC products and partner services into the marketplace, designers have more choices for high performance customized solutions in a wide variety of applications. We are already seeing a dramatic turnaround in ASIC design starts and are very pleased that our partners are joining us in heralding in the era of Platform ASICs.”
Intellectual Property Partners
Through the RapidChip Platform ASIC Partner Program, third-party suppliers supplement LSI Logic’s world-class CoreWare® portfolio with IP that meets specific LSI Logic standards for design integrity, ease of use, reusability, supportability and quality for use in RapidChip designs. This innovative program significantly increases the number of IP offerings for RapidChip designs, providing a fast and affordable innovation path for designers in a broad range of applications and market segments. The larger selection of cores and shorter design cycles add convenience to RapidChip Platform ASIC customers, enhancing their ability to choose the right cores for their specific applications quickly and efficiently.
Design Services Partners
Delivering on the promise of shorter-design cycles, trained and qualified third-party design services partners work closely with RapidChip Platform ASIC customers to provide expert and qualified engineering resources across the globe. These partners are selected on the basis of their significant engineering expertise and experience, providing customers with a larger pool of resources to complete their designs faster and more efficiently. These design service partners augment LSI Logic design services and its Mint Design Services capabilities.
EDA Tools Partners
EDA tool partners provide key tools for LSI Logic’s RapidChip design methodology. Through the RapidChip Platform ASIC Partner Program, EDA partners work with LSI Logic to create and customize tools into an optimized solution for RapidChip designs. The tools provided by EDA partners enable RapidChip customers to realize unequaled designer productivity and complete complex RapidChip designs on schedule.
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The RapidChip semiconductor platform combines the high-density, high-performance benefits of cell-based ASICs with the fast time-to-market and customization benefits of FPGAs, and the proven IP benefits of ASSPs. Targeting the communications, consumer, storage and other markets, RapidChip Platform ASICs use LSI Logic’s high-performance field-tested CoreWare IP, customizable logic, embedded memory, and innovative design concepts to significantly reduce design and manufacturing risk and costs. RapidChip Platform ASICs also provide a fast and seamless migration path to full standard-cell ASIC -- driving unit costs even lower.
Unique to RapidChip Platform ASICs is the customer-friendly interface that dramatically simplifies the underlying complexity of the design tools and flows associated with SoC design. Rule sets automatically manage architectural design, verification, and physical design. As a result, design schedules for high- performance chips are very predictable. Information on RapidChip technology is available through LSI Logic’s direct sales channels and worldwide distribution partners.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) 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 building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, 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.