- Program introduces separate licenses for design and manufacturing for ZSP cores to reduce barriers-to-entry for companies requiring flexible DSP technology
- Fabless semiconductor companies and OEMs can leverage the already characterized hard cores to gain time-to-market advantages
MILPITAS, Calif. - January 31, 2005 - LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today launched the ZSP® Foundry Program allowing fabless semiconductor companies and OEMs around the world broader access to the popular ZSP® digital signal processing technology.
A design-only license gives fabless customers the rights to complete a design with the ZSP core at the participating foundry of their choice. A manufacturing license allows semiconductor foundries to offer high-performance, low-power signal processing solutions to their customers for wireless, consumer and networking applications. Customers benefit from significantly reduced risk, investment and time-to-market.
"The ZSP Foundry Program addresses the growing need for OEMS and fabless semiconductor companies to have access to suites of well-established intellectual property and leading edge manufacturing processes," said Will Strauss, president of Forward Concepts in Tempe, Ariz . "By offering the design-only license for ZSP, LSI Logic further reduces the cost of entry, allowing companies to get to market more quickly and efficiently with its proven ZSP technology."
"We have seen a considerable increase in the licensing of ZSP cores in emerging markets such as China and we believe there is a larger audience that would benefit from the proven ZSP technology," said George Liao, director of business development, Asia Pacific DSP Division. "Through this program we will enable customers who need fast access to the cores on proven processes, but don't have the resources or requirements for a fully flexible ZSP license."
The ZSP400 and ZSP500 cores will be the first of many cores available in the program. The ZSP400 is an extremely efficient dual-MAC DSP suited to a wide range of applications from audio coding and decoding to voice over packet systems. The ZSP500 is a high performance signal processing solution for applications including multimedia and 3G wireless baseband processing.
About the LSI Logic DSP Products Division
The LSI Logic DSP Products Division is a leading licensor of Signal Processing Cores and Solutions. The ZSP Processor Architecture is gaining considerable momentum as the DSP of choice in many key vertical markets including 3G wireless handsets, multimedia and networked voice appliances. The ZSP roadmap offers a range of software compatible cores delivering performance points that meet the cost, power and efficiency constraints of today's SoC designs. A range of standard product offerings is also available for lower volume designs and prototype implementations. ZSP Solution Partners augment the technology with world-class software tools, EDA modeling support and a large portfolio of application software. For more information about the ZSP Solutions please visit www.zsp.com.
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. www.lsilogic.com.